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Big Country

Interview by Johnny Black, Smash Hits, 17 March 1983

JUST BACK from a photo session at the Museum Of Mankind, Big Country burst through the swing doors into Phonogram's cramped press office and mayhem ...

U2/Simple Minds/Eurythmics/Steel Pulse/Perfect Crime/Big Country: Phoenix Park, Dublin

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 20 August 1983

DATELINE DUBLIN: 3.30am Monday. There will no doubt be some measured reports of U2's home-coming gig. But I really hate measured reports. ...

U2, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Big Country, Steel Pulse: A Day At The Racecourse

Report by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 1 September 1983

A long, hot, emotional day it was too. Dublin's Phoenix Park throws open its gates to U2, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Big Country and about 20,000 ...

Big Country: The Crossing

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1983

EVERYTHING'S AN "ANTHEM" these days, every song that asserts the simplest preference, celebrates any individual or social identity or activity (oh, "Flashdance...What A Feeling," or ...

The Big Test On Big Country

Interview by Laura Fissinger, Creem, April 1984

IN OUR usual farsighted fashion, we figured out what you need before you did. After reading Big Country features in every magazine, newspaper, and periodical ...

Big Country: Country Life

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Smash Hits, 27 September 1984

Don't call them pop stars — "we hate that word". Big Country would rather be thought of as musicians, thanks. They're a lot more interested ...

Epic Affirmation: U2 and Big Country

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, New Statesman, 9 November 1984

WITH ALL THE hype of chart pop proving more contagious that ever, what chance does the passionate old dream of rock now stand? If Jon ...

Big Country: Steeltown

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, March 1985

SOMETIMES GOOD INTENTIONS aren't enough. In rock 'n' roll, the importance of being earnest must take a back seat to that of being entertaining. ...

Big Country: Seer with feet on the ground

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 11 April 1986

Adam Sweeting catches Big Country as they are threatened with superstardom ...

Big Country: The Seer

Review by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 28 June 1986

MORE "BIG MUSIC". More heroics. Another call-to-arms for the down to earth drummers who landscape their adolescence via Bono, Jim Kerr, Mike Scott and Stuart ...

Big Country: Talk About The Passion

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 21 January 1989

Big Country are on tour again, playing to more people in bigger places, taking Peace In Our Time to the masses. Ian Gittins catches up ...

see also Skids, The


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