Mat Smith interviews The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, 12th December 1987

Mat Smith interviews The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, 12th December 1987. Photos Andy Catlin.

Anyone know the location? I think it’s in Vauxhall, on the site of those awful glass tower blocks of St. George’s Wharf (when it was still a piece of waste ground / car pound) but it’s hard to tell from the fish eye lensed photos.

So which one’s Rockman and which one’s Kingboy? Some quirky irony in the story of how they “found a field they were happy with” to burn piles of their own records in order to save money when in the not too distant future they’d be burning piles of their own money to save themselves from having to make more records. The state of paranoia over record sampling  and not allowing their photos to be taken through fear of being sued seems so ludicrious now. If you didn’t know better and saw this in the papers today you’d think it was some sort of Banksy stunt.

Don’t take five (take what you want)

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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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Melody Maker review of June 1987 with staff picks by Mat Smith

Melody Maker review of June 1987 with staff picks by Mat Smith.

The Young Gods and other assorted Goth disco bands. Pete Waterman comes out against sampling shocker and LL Cool J’s “visionary exhibitionism”

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