Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 1, 9th December 1989

Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 2, 9th December 1989

Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 1, 9th December 1989. Photos by Paul Rider

This for Steven who runs www.thestoneroses.co.uk to make into another cute little pdf book thing.

I know I’ve been lax again recently with the blog but I’ve had a break through at home with the dark art of wi-fi configuration so hopefully that’ll encourage me to post on a more regular basis.

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The Stone Roses on the cover of Melody Maker, 9th December 1989

The Stone Roses on the cover of Melody Maker, 9th December 1989. Photos by Paul Rider

It’s the 20th anniversary of The Stone Roses. Amazing. This for The Stone Roses site. Lots of archive scans of the Roses there all put together as amazing little pdf like documents

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The Stud Brothers interview Sinead O'Connor, 12th December 1987

The Stud Brothers interview Sinead O’Connor, 12th December 1987. Photos by Paul Rider

The problem with having supermodel good looks is that it’s impossible to make yourself unattractive however much you might want to. And crucially, although Sinead shaved off her hair, wore doc marten boots and generally did everything to divert attention away from her looks, she never tried to conceal her intelligence, and there’s rarely anything more attractive than an intelligent, feisty woman.

When you look like that and have a voice like this it’s a staggering combination.

The Troy video probably cost quite a bit of cash back in 87 but it’s horribly dated now.  The overexposed, revolving alabaster-like bust of Sinead recalls nothing so much as one of those alien shape-shifters you’d occasionally have turn up in an episode of Star Trek to seduce Captain Kirk.


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Sinead O’Connor on the cover of Melody Maker, 12th December 1987. Photo Paul Rider

By inexplicably popular request here’s some more Sinead. But it’s the 2 pager on Bill & Jimmy that’s got me excited.

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The Christians on the cover of Melody Maker, 17th January 1987

The Christians on the cover of Melody Maker, 17th January 1987. Photo by Paul Rider.

OK, so I know it’s not the most scintillating start, but the piece on the New York artpop scene might be good and there’s clearly a live review of Peter Gabriel I can post for Taylor.

February beckons.

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Cater USM on the cover of Melody Maker 15th June 1991. Photo by Paul Rider.

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