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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Jarvis Cocker on the cover of Melody Maker, 2nd March 1996

Jarvis Cocker on the cover of Melody Maker, 2nd March 1996. Photo by Andy Gatt

Before we go back in time for some more Stone Roses let’s stick with 1996 for one more issue. This for Kate who wrote me a lovely email and mentioned it as a favourite of hers.

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Everett True interviews Screaming Trees - part 1, 13th July 1996

Everett True interviews Screaming Trees - part 2, 13th July 1996

Everett True interviews Screaming Trees, 13th July 1996. Photos by Steve Gullick

I have never knowingly listened to a Screaming Trees record. Should I?

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Allan Jones interviews Lambchop - part 1, 13th July 1996

Allan Jones interviews Lambchop - part 2, 13th July 1996

Allan Jones interviews Lambchop, 13th July 1996. Photos by Tom Sheehan.

Suspect this post will prove popular overtime. Love Lambchop but haven’t been able to keep up with their complete output over the years. Shynola made a lovely video for them with a leaf floating down stream. I wonder if I can find it on youtube – ah yes – here it is. Enjoy!



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Tania Branigan reviews the singles of the week, 13th July 1996

God it’s a chilling thought that this ‘new’ incarnation of Suede is now 13 years old. I still remember the début live review where Richard Oakes, the new 17 year old guitarist, was described along the lines of looking like “an awkward teenager in Boots trying to buy condoms” and all I remember thinking as a 25 year old was, fuck; he looks sooo beautiful and perfectly cool to me. I wish I could have looked like that at 17. Or indeed 25. And obviously I wish I could look like that now at 38. But so does he probably. I only hope he’s fat and bald now so I can enjoy some retrospective solace.

And who the fuck is Tania Branigan? Well a quick Google tells me she’s migrated to The Guardian and seems to have dropped the frivolous world of rock and pop music journalism for serious political commentary. Well done Tania. And your hair’s better these days too.

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