June 25, 2009
I’ll leave it to his contemporaries to write the perceptive, insightful, emotional stuff.
In James Brown’s piece he says “Anything loud or unhip became his domain” which seems particularly astute in the context of the few measly scraps I can offer.
Carter USM, Jesus Jones and finally, perhaps fittingly, Snuff.
Steven Wells interviews Carter USM, 19th November 1994. Photos Roger Sargent & Derek Ridgers
Steven Wells interviews Jesus Jones, 1st July 1989. Photo Lawrence Watson.
Steven Wells reviews Snuff Said by Snuff, 18th November 1989
Simon Price, who unlike Tim Jonze knows his stuff, reviews David Bowie, live at Milton Keynes Bowl on The Sound & Vision Tour, Melody Maker 11th August, 1990. And very good it is too.
Much to enjoy on this page actually. A nascent Blur at The Dome, which I should probably remind any younger readers does NOT mean The O2 Dome, are applauded for “their total destructive abandon” and “the singer – Randell or whatever his name is” is singled out as having “definite star potential…but if they don’t write some tunes with a different harmony for a change they’ll only be remembered for this – he falls over well.” Hahaha!
Paris Angels, who did indeed pen “divinely heady single Perfume”, reviewed on this page too. Everyone has heard Perfume by the Paris Angels yes? Then please do so now. Wonder if they still play this at Camden Palace…er…I mean, Koko. They should.