Happy Mondays on the cover of Melody Maker, 31 March 1990

Happy Mondays on the cover of Melody Maker, 31 March 1990. Photo by Tom Sheehan.

Someone asked for more Madchester stuff so brace yerself for Shaun & Bez at their peak. Besides I never need much of an excuse to scan in Ride interviews. How young does Andy Bell look in this pic?

Ian Gittins interviews The Wedding Present, 22nd April 1989

Can’t believe we’ve made it to nearly 2 years of AMP without any Wedding Present so far. I’m sure Mr. Agreeable will have savaged Gedge and co. for the Ukrainian folk concept album. Nobody really liked it did they?

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The Swans on the cover of Melody Maker, 22nd April 1989

Swans on the cover of Melody Maker, 22nd April 1989. Photo by Tom Sheehan.

This issue in response to a reader request. In case you didn’t know Michael Gira has recently announced their reformation. Read more here

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=124862190&blogId=526344640

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Chris Roberts interviews Jane's Addiction, 21st January 1989

Perry Farrell = Peripheral ?

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The Beloved on the cover of Melody Maker, 27th January 1990. Photo by Tom Sheehan.

So the big news today came from this link where IPC announced plans to revive the Melody Maker name with a comprehensive online archive of the magazine.

I’ve joined the good folks over at the WSC forum in expressing my cynicism that it’s anything more than just hot air. I’d love to see it happen but won’t be holding my breath.

And relax…


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butthole surfers on the cover of melody maker, 2nd April 1988

The Butthole Surfers on the cover of Melody Maker, 2nd April 1988. Photo by Andy Catlin.

This because I was in the office the other day and The Butthole Surfers came on the stereo.

“Wow! Who put the Butthole’s on?” I asked.

“Oh I dunno who it is…it’s the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack”

Gah!

Richard Norris Rebellious Jukebox, 22nd December 1994

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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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Everett True reviews Pulp live at the NEC, 2nd March 1996

Everett True reviews Pulp live at the NEC, 2nd March 1996. Great photo by Matt Bright

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Victoria Segal reviews Super Furry Animals/Bis live at The Forum, 2nd March 1996

Victoria Segal reviews Super Furry Animals/Bis live at The Forum, 2nd March 1996

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