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Andrew Weatherall

Andrew Weatherall

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Andrew Weatherall (2009)

Interview by Bill Brewster, Rock's Backpages Audio, 28 May 2009

The legendary DJ and producer looks back at his suburban childhood and mispent youth; starting the dance music fanzine Boy's Own; the whole acid house scene and its effects; what it means to be a DJ, and his move into the recording studio and his work with Primal Scream.

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Terry Farley, Danny Rampling, Dave Dorrell, Andy Weatherall: Boy's Own Party, East Grinstead

Live Review by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, 2 September 1989

BY THE time we got to Grinstead we were...oops! Wrong summer of love...No wallowing in mud here, no bad acid, no teds and no people ...

Primal Scream: Spring Loaded

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 10 March 1990

The former darlings of indie rock may lose some deities with their new house-orientated single 'Loaded', but Primal leader Bobby Gillespie is determined to use ...

Summer 1990: The Madness

Report and Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 14 April 1990

With The Stone Roses at Spike Island, the Mondays at Glastonbury and numerous other raves, the summer of 1990 should be one to remember. John ...

Remixing: The DJ's DJ

Report and Interview by Push, Andrew Smith, Melody Maker, 18 August 1990

A couple of years ago, the success of DJ-based groups such as M/A/R/R/S, Coldcut, S'Express and Bomb The Bass heralded a new musical era. Now, ...

Primal Scream: The Haçienda, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 3 August 1991


Andy Weatherall: Mixed Emotions

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 17 August 1991

In his first ever interview outside Bocca Juniors, ANDY WEATHERALL talks to PUSH about being the most sought-after remixing whiz-kid of the Nineties and his ...

Rimini: Let's Take a Trip!

Report by Jack Barron, i-D, September 1991

Damned by the Pope as the "most debauched area in Italy", Rimini is fast becoming a Euro-clubber's hedonist mecca. And when hundreds of Brits touched ...

Inner Vision: Andrew Weatherall & Jah Wobble

Interview by Kris Needs, Black Echoes, 15 February 1992

An out-mind experience with the extra-dimensional Andrew Weatherall and Jah Wobble, the man for whom the expression "raving mad" was invented... ...

Techno: The Sound Warp

Overview by Jon Savage, The Guardian, 22 October 1993

Let me take you on a journey... After the drugs and the digital-industrial dreamscapes, just what is the secret of the mega-successful Techno white dance ...

Weatherall Storms

Interview by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 24 September 1994

ANDREW WEATHERALL has towered over the British club scene since he first found fame as a DJ in the acid house explosion. He created 'Loaded' ...

Andy Weatherall: Pick and Remix

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, November 1994

Andy Weatherall twiddled the knobs that turned a Primals ditty into a House classic, and got himself a job for life. ...

Andrew Weatherall: Sabre as a Judge

Interview by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, 17 December 1994

ANDREW WEATHERALL was a wanker, but he's alright new. At least that what he tells TED KESSLER in the wake of his girlfriend ditching him ...

Trip Hop: Where The Beats Have No Name

Report and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, July 1995

Trip-hop is now part of pop's international language — but the pioneers of Britain's most successful musical export in years refuse to admit it exists... ...

Acid House: '88 State

Retrospective and Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 25 April 1998

Disco biscuits, gurning, raves, sartorial bonkersness, and, um, Guru Josh! The ACID HOUSE scene brought us many things when it exploded in 1988; it also ...

Andrew Weatherall: My brilliant career

Interview by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 6 September 2000

Andrew Weatherall helped to invent both dance music and the superstar DJ. Then, burnt out and disillusioned, he went underground. As he emerges with a ...

Andrew Weatherall, 1963-2020

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 18 February 2020

THE LIST OF ANDREW WEATHERALL'S achievements as DJ, musician, songwriter, producer and remixer could fill a hefty volume. His career took him from working as ...

see also Primal Scream

see also Sabres of Paradise, The

see also Two Lone Swordsmen


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