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Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...

Katy Perry: Water Rats, London **

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 September 2008

KATY PERRY has found the best way to ensure her debut UK gig is a sellout. Although she has had the No. 1 single for ...

Katy Perry: Hammersmith Apollo, London ****

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 18 March 2011

KATY PERRY is strutting across the stage, a giant spray of feathers fanning out from her tiny backside, and she's singing, "I wanna see your ...

Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry: New Skin

Comment by Dorian Lynskey, GQ, January 2014

Reinvention can make or break our pop princesses ...

Katy Perry: One Of The Boys ** (Capitol)

Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 19 September 2008

IS THERE NOTHING lipstick lesbianism can't do for a 23-year-old former gospel singer? ...

Katy Perry: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin ****

Review and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Q, May 2011

Pop's newest extravaganza. Includes a vision of "whipped cream tits"… ...

Katy Perry: O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 1 June 2014

IT'S UNFORTUNATE for Katy Perry that her Prismatic tour is rolling into town just three weeks after Miley Cyrus's Bangerz. ...

Katy Perry: Teenage Dream ***

Review by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 27 August 2010

WITH HER LARGER-THAN-LIFE presence, and naughtier than sin songs, Katy Perry's position as the candy-craving gal from the American dream factory appears unassailable. ...

Katy Perry: Prism ***

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 21 October 2013

KATY PERRY, the frivolous, hard-partying pop starlet, has an unfortunate Achilles heel – she wants to be taken seriously.  ...

Katy Perry: Teenage Dream ***

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, August 2010

What Katy did next — world domination! ...

Katy Perry: Madison Square Garden, New York

Live Review by Iman Lababedi, RockNYC, 16 November 2011

IT WAS THE 118th date on Katy Perry's California Dreaming Tour. I know that for certain because, standing on a pink cloud, held up by ...

On Music: Katy Perry — Voice of No Angel

Comment by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 8 August 2008

IT'S BEEN quite a week for sex, music and me. Take last weekend. There I was at the Big Chill festival, hot-browed and clammy-palmed, watching ...

Katy Perry: Prism

Review by Lenny Kaye, Wondering Sound, 30 October 2013

TO MY EARS AND HEART, there is nothing more rousing than a well-crafted single, whatever its source. And whenever Katy Perry's Queen-of-the-Jungle anthem 'Roar' swings ...

"Purposeful pop": can stars like Katy Perry create change through music?

Comment by Maura Johnston, The Guardian, 14 February 2017

After Perry's #wokepop at the Grammys, there's an argument about how subversive pop can be in 2017. History shows it will take more than hashtags. ...

Katy Perry: Kiss Me, Katy

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Observer Music Monthly, 10 August 2008

Katy Perry's 'I Kissed a Girl' is a runaway hit in the States – and she's now repeating that success over here. Sheryl Garratt caught ...

What Katy Perry did next

Comment by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 27 August 2010

For a moment Lady Gaga looked to have outgunned her, but the singer is back on top. We look at what drives her ...


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