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Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:50

Kenney Jones - One Man Went to Mow

Written by Val Weedon

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Kenney Jones is recognised as one of the top rock drummers in the world, playing with three of the most well known bands around.  He was a member of the sixties Mod band Small Faces, went on to play with The Faces and front man Rod Stewart then in 1978 following the tragic death of Keith Moon was the obvious choice for The Who.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:49

John Hellier – Dressed to Kill (A Mod’s life)

Written by Brents Yeomans
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ZANI – What type of music were you and Mods generally listening to?

John Hellier -  Mods in the 60s listened and danced to mainly Black American artistes. At the time that was seen as the real thing, it was fairly snobbish really. British bands in the main got their material from this source and even the early Beatles and Stones records are peppered with covers of American R&B classics. Very early Motown (pre- Supremes, Four Tops) records were particularly desirable to Mods, things like “Money” by Barrett Strong, “Shop Around” by the Miracles,

Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:39

Andy Lewis discusses life,love and happiness

Written by Peter “recruitment consultant” Wallace
 

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For most men over thirty their best days are far behind them. The good times they once had have gone along with their hair and recollections of nights spent drinking until dawn have faded far into the memory. But for Andy Lewis the good times have only just begun. Given the enviable chance last year to play bass in Paul Weller’s band, he has since then appeared on the album “22 Dreams” and spent months touring the world, playing venues as far apart as The Tivoli in Brisbane, Australia to the legendary Isle of Wight festival.

Saturday, 14 January 2012 17:01

A Rock Steady Banter with Dean Thatcher

Written by Matteo Sedazzari


When ZANI was Positive Energy Of Madness, (PEOM) and we were a club fanzine, Dean Thatcher was a reader first, then a contributor. ZANI/PEOM and Dean became friends, and we could be seen together dancing on speakers or falling off stages. But I doubt if you are interested in our days of nostalgia. The fact remains that Dean was a good DJ, and in days of acid house and the aftermath, became a crowd puller, along with the likes of Danny Rampling, Andy Weatherall, Phil Perry and Steve Proctor, not just down to his choice of music; his stance with The Smiths “How Soon is Now” at Flying was legendary and truly supported the pioneer days of Acid House.

Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:58

Bobby Gillespie - Archive Interview : From PEOM

Written by Paolo Hewitt


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PEOM had a lot of good contributors like Dean Cavanagh, Ashley Heath of The Face, James Papa Demitri, Lee Green, Martin McIvor, Toni Tamborine, and photography by Grant Fleming. Around late 1994 when we were more of a music culture magazine then  an acid house fanzine, the latter issues were filled with well written articles and Paolo Hewitt Music journalist and writer was a regular contributor, and we were over the moon when he interviewed Bobby Gillespie for us. This gives you a great insight into Primal Screams front man.

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