The Melody Maker was always considered the serious music paper in the UK and catered for "minority" interests like folk and jazz as well as regularly including detailed reviews of musical instruments. The publication was aimed at musicians and was often used as a credible source of advertisements for professional musicians. 

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:09

Tilbury Skinheads Documentary - BBC Radio 1980



If you ever find yourself heading south on the A13, chances are you are either lost or on your way to Tilbury in Essex. It is very much a town at the end of the line, as the Worlds End pub down by the docks testifies, and definitely not the sort of place you want to end up on your ownsome come nightfall.
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 20:22

Jack Kerouac - The First Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Jack Kerouac – the name is a perfect union of the real and the romantic; earthy everyman honesty coupled to a distinctly European sense of the exotic.It’s a name you can roll around like a mouthful of deep red wine – Jack Kerouac. He sounds like your old drinking buddy down the bar.

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Featuring performances from: Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & the Banshees, Cherry Vanilla & Magazine.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:57

A Tête-à-tête with Phoenix Chroi

Recent years have seemed a mix up of the days we thought had gone with austerity and protest and stand offs on the streets,

Published in Music
Monday, 17 October 2016 17:09

Vivienne Westwood’s Book Launch

Vivienne Westwood's book launch in St James church in Piccadilly the other night was a strange affair.
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The story of The Membranes is one of the most extraordinary in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
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Many believe the name Bolan came from the name, Bob Dylan. In 1967 now Marc Bolan, he joined John’s Children who were a dynamic live band.
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Up until now the live experience of Salford’s official bard has eluded me for thirty one years, although why I’m not quite sure.
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Thursday, 07 April 2016 11:58

The New (Old) Modernists of London Town

Youth cults, eh. Been there, done it, bought the Armani tee-shirt and all that.
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