Reading Festival Review - Cover, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Friday, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Saturday, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Photos, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Rumour Mill, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Sunday, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - back cover, 3rd September 1994

1994 and another Reading Festival review. Note the Court in the Act column on page 33 as a source of great embarrassment to ET, oh and can someone answer Andrew Mueller’s question/mistaken caption (page 35) “Who the f*** is this?” even if it is 14 years too late. Come on…one of you must have slept with her.

Writers: Everett True, Andrew Mueller, Cathi Unsworth, Caitlin Moran, Sarra Manning, Dave Jennings, Dave Simpson, Ian Watson

Photographers: Tom Sheehan, Steve Gullick,Stephen Sweet, Matt Bright

Those who also turned up to get drunk: Allan Jones, Sharon O’ Connell, Simon Price

If you’ve been paying attention at the back you’ll know this one’s for Alex. Why not follow her on Twitter @loopingtheloop – she has a lovely turn of phrase – which, given she’s a journalist is probably to be expected.

Head like a cold…black as your bathroom mold…

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Melody Maker review of July 1987 with staff picks by Simon Reynolds

Melody Maker review of July 1987 with staff picks by Simon Reynolds.

Completely unrelated to this but worth mentioning all the same is that, according to Sweeping the Nation, Kenickie’s last gig was ten years ago tonight. For me Come Out 2nite is right up there with Teenage Kicks as a perfect pop anthem to youth. So in tribute to Kenickie here’s Lauren looking foxy in a little red dress with a flying V guitar before XFM and The Culture Show stole her away from us. Grrrrrr.

Another plug too for Freaky Trigger who are reviewing every UK No.1 single. Currently up to 1979


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Melody Maker review of February 1987 with staff picks by Steve Sutherland

Melody Maker review of February 1987 with staff picks by Steve Sutherland.

The emergence of AIDS, Jonathan Ross and “Grebo’s”

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Melody Maker review of the 1987, cover page

Back online! Over the next 12 posts I’ll post up Melody Makers month by month review of 1987. Each month features a couple of staff picks replete with dashing photo of the respective journalist.

The Boo Radleys live at The Venue, 6th October 1990

The Boo Radleys live at The Venue, 6th October 1990.

This is from Sounds. A one off because a) I’ve only got one copy b) I have a soft spot for The Boo Radleys and c) I wanted to say “Yes” to LeeeNite from the PlanB forums.

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Beck live at New York Irving Plaza November 1994

Beck live at New York Irving Plaza and other live reviews. Taken from N.M.E. 19th November 1994. Photo by Derek Ridgers.

Review of an early live performance from Beck. I saw him play the Town & Country Club around the time of Mellow Gold but I think before Odelay. Either way it was an ok gig as I recall. Remember he handed out the mic to someone in the crowd to beatbox and then sang over the top. He also did a whole section with just an acoustic guitar. Predictably the crowd went nuts for Mutherfucker. Only found out recently that he’s a Scientologist. Better be careful what I say or the aliens will come and get me but SHAME ON YOU Beck!

Also on reviewed on this page Vapourspace a.k.a. Mark Gage. Gravitational Arch of 10 is a record that I have very fond memories of. Here’s the edited track but the original goes on for 20+ minutes. Classic.

An amusing review of Harry Connick Jr too. Compared to Jamie Cullum I think we got off lightly.

PJ Harvey Live at Barrowlands, Glasgow, March 1995

Everett True reviews PJ Harvey / Tricky live at Barrowlands, Glasgow 18th March 1995.

This post in recognition of the PlanB magazine forum link. Cheers guys. There’s certainly no shortage of Everett True pieces to choose from – he was nothing if not prolific. Picked this one quickly and at random. Will definitely put up more interesting, earlier ET pieces and some Neil Kulkarni stuff too eventually. Neil – I would *love* to hear the drunk, or sober, rant about the demise of the Maker. Can I post it here….please?

Click on the tags at the bottom of each post or just use the search tool to find everything related to a particular writer or year etc. Better still subscribe to the feed.

While I’m at it…..to everyone visiting from Russia – hello – I can’t read Russian but I’m glad you seem to like the blog so much. Blissblogers – more Reynolds stuff coming. Brave Captain forumites – yes more Boo Radleys stuff eventually. And finally to moresundaysplease – you’ll like tomorrows post – it is going to be a Sunday afterall.

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