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The Charlatans: Now for the Big Time

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 10 November 1990

Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and the Inspirals have all been tipped to break the States, but THE CHARLATANS may have the best chance of all. ...

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The Charlatans

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 1990

NOTE: This was the band’s first interview in the national music press. ...

The Charlatans

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Spin, 1990

In the U.K., the last few years have seen the original sequence of '60s rock replayed – in reverse. Nineteen eighty-eight was the year of ...

The Charlatans: Sexier Than Shaky?

Interview by John McCready, The Face, October 1990

After one chart hit, The Charlatans are poised on the fringe of either stardom or obscurity. They may be better mannered than Happy Mondays and cuter than the Stone Roses, but will ...

The Charlatans: Independents have their day

Profile and Interview by Bruce Dessau, The Guardian, 23 October 1990

TWELVE months is a long time in pop music. This time last year The Charlatans had never made a record. They could only boast that ...

The Charlatans: Glory Days

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 22 December 1990

1990 could well go down in the rock almanac as the year The Charlatans stole the initiative from The Stone Rose. While the figureheads of ...

The Charlatans: First Charlatango In Paris

Interview by James Brown, Vox, January 1991

The story so far… Completely unknown nine months ago and still reeling from a Number One hit album. The Charlatans have just made their first ...

The Charlatans

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, February 1991

TONIGHT, ON the last leg of their sold-out tour of Europe, The Charlatans play Amsterdam's modish Milkweg — the Milky Way in almost bilingual Holland ...

Tim... from the Charlatans

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 20 March 1991

★ He kips every night in a green sleeping bag ★ He thinks he can't sing to save himself ★ And he can't keep his ...

The Charlatans: Pros And Cons

Interview by John Robb, Melody Maker, 29 January 1994

Remember THE CHARLATANS? Pop idols of the baggy era, responsible for such sublime moments as 'The Only One I Know'? Whatever happened to them? Well, ...

The Charlatans: Return to Madchester

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, March 1994

After a few indiscretions, Manchester's adopted sons The Charlatans are keeping their motor running with the help of Ambient hippy Steve Hillage... ...

The Charlatans: Melkweg, Amsterdam

Live Review by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 5 March 1994

IT'S VALENTINE'S weekend in Amsterdam, love is in the air (and indeed, in the area), made all the more blissful by the dizzying aroma of ...

The Charlatans: The Ballad of Redditch Jail

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Select, April 1994

If a star goes 'inside', it's usually for drugs or drink driving. Not so for Rob Collins of the Charlatans. He went for a quiet ...

Brash trash — The Charlatans, Pulp, Tindersticks: Sound City, The Tramway, Glasgow

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 6 April 1994

The Charlatans and Pulp play the opening night concert at Sound City in Glasgow ...

War Child

Report and Interview by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 9 September 1995

IAN WATSON talks to the bands who are contributing to the Help album and how this project compares to pop's last major charity initiative, the ...

The Charlatans: Fake That and Party!

Report and Interview by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 16 September 1995

THE CHARLATANS are Number One! That's not a value judgement — it's a fact! This week, the band many had written off as ex-baggy no-marks ...

The Charlatans: Up For It

Interview by Dave Simpson, i-D, December 1995

Dismissed as Madchester's also-rans, the Charlatans gave out but never gave up. While their peers crashed and burned, Burgess and his boys simply survived. A ...

Rockfield: Searching For Console Rebels

Report and Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 11 May 1996

Rockfield: you know, the legendary Welsh studio where Oasis, the Roses, Iggy et al record amid scenes of mayhem. Sort of. Well, it seems Bebop ...

Blue Tones — The Charlatans: Knebworth, Herfordshire

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 August 1996

The Charlatans must have dreamt of upstaging Oasis. At Knebworth, they almost did. But it came at a horrible price, says Caroline Sullivan ...

Primal Scream: Vanishing Point; Charlatans UK: Tellin' Stories  

Review by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 10 July 1997

YES, VIRGINIA, there were rock & roll-meets-club culture collisions before the electronica boomlet. Take Primal Scream's 1991 masterpiece Screamadelica, a soulful, druggy expansion of rock's ...

The Charlatans: Docklands Arena, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 9 December 1997

Tellin' stories... over again ...

The Charlatans: Music Hall, Aberdeen

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 30 October 1999


The Charlatans: Leadmill, Sheffield

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 18 August 2001

LAST WEEK'S shock revelations that keyboard player Tony Rogers is suffering from testicular cancer was a rare occurrence of a rock band making the national ...

Music for a Divine Moment: The Best Music of 2001

Guide by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 17 December 2001

IN THESE DAYS of crusades, jihads, and God-Bless-This-Lands, I've been wondering why so much music writing is riddled with religious imagery. ...

The Charlatans

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, CMJ New Music Monthly, Fall 2001

TIM BURGESS is waiting for his man. ...

The Charlatans/Starsailor: Irving Plaza, New York

Live Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 29 January 2002

What it feels like for a boy: The Charlatans, Starsailor, and musings on transatlantic masculinities. ...

The Charlatans: "Everyone has their share of bad luck don't they?"

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 15 March 2002

Their accountant ran off with £350,000, a keyboard player died on them, and now the lead singer has moved to LA. So what keeps the ...

The Charlatans: Academy, Islington, London ***

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 7 May 2004

FEW BRITISH BANDS can tear the roof off a venue as ruthlessly as The Charlatans. It's one of the reasons for the enduring affection in ...

The Charlatans: Simpatico

Review by Dan Gennoe,, 17 April 2006

IF ROCK POINTS were awarded purely on the basis of longevity, the Charlatans would certainly be counting in double figures. ...

see also Tim Burgess


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