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Mick Farren

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Mick Farren: Fun Is The Key Word

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 21 February 1970

WATCH OUT, world — Mick Farren is out to accomplish with Shagrat what he couldn't quite get together with the Deviants. ...

The Devious Thoughts of Mick Farren

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 21 March 1970

ONCE UPON a time, Mick Farren was a social deviant. Then he became a Deviant. Not satisfied, young Mick decided to deviate and dispensed with ...

Mick Farren: Rock Rebel with a Cause

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 28 August 1971

TWENTY-SIX-year-old Mick Farren, ex-singer with the Deviants, writer, political activist and spokesman for the underground, has been called many things. However, he prefers to define ...

Mick Farren: Vampires Stole My Lunch Money

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 9 September 1978

MICK FARREN, in case you didn't know it, is a rock journalist and author who very occasionally makes records. Remember The Deviants' amphetamine hippy-boogie, or ...

Mick Farren: London

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 23 September 1978

"HELLO, MY name's Mick Farren...I wanna drink!" ...

Mick Farren: Is There Life After Dingwalls?

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 30 September 1978

DESPITE THE SILK shawl wrapped about its neck to prevent its head falling off, there is a dignity, a pride, even a sense of all ...

Mick Farren… Seriously

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, October 1978

ONE of the less predictable events of this year has been the re-emergence of Mick Farren on the productive rather than critical side of rock'n'roll. ...

The Pen Is Mightier As A Chord

Report by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 17 March 1979

...sometimes. The rock critic as musician. By Sandy Robertson ...

An Interview with Mick Farren

Interview by Martin Herron, unpublished, 2001

UK ROCK CRITICISM has produced its fair share of great writers: Nick Kent, Charles Shaar Murray and Barney Hoskyns, to name but a few. ...

Mick Farren on the Deviants, Fantasy Fiction and Blowing Things Up

Profile and Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, L.A. Weekly, 23 November 2001

PUBLISHING MOGUL Felix Dennis was staring at the Caribbean Sea a few months ago, sucking down cocktails with fellow gazillionaires at Basil's Bar on the ...

Mick Farren: Devout Deviant Takes A Trip Down Memory Lane

Book Review by Charles Shaar Murray, The Independent, 7 December 2001

Mick Farren: Give the Anarchist a Cigarette ...

We Have Lift Off!

Retrospective by Johnny Black, MOJO, February 2004

In less than one year, London's UFO (pronounced "you-foe") club became the nocturnal haunt of the '60s counterculture, gathering place for the Beatles, Stones and ...

You Say You Want A Revolution: Mick Farren Looks Back

Book Excerpt by Paul Moody, 'Search For The Lost Chord', July 2013

RBP contributor Paul Moody interviewed Mick earlier this year while researching his new book Search For The Lost Chord: Looking For The Spirit Of Rock'n'Roll. We're ...

Goodbye, Mick Farren, activist, rabble-rousing rocker and NME journalist

Memoir by Charles Shaar Murray, The Guardian, 29 July 2013

Mick Farren, who died onstage in London on Saturday, was a "living banner for the psychedelic left". He was also a friend who joined me ...

Memories of Mick Farren: An entertaining afternoon in West Hollywood and a champagne-drenched night in Islington

Memoir by Paul Gorman, Rock's Backpages, 31 July 2013

GROWING UP IN London in the '60s and '70s with an interest in the counterculture, music and street politics meant that the shaggy-headed figure of ...

Mick Farren: Foreword

Book Excerpt by Charles Shaar Murray, 'Elvis Died For Somebody's Sins But Not Mine', Spring 2013

MICK FARREN IS a man of many parts, an impressive number of which are still working despite the natural wear and-tear incurred by decades of ...

Peter Stanfield: Pin-Ups 1972 (Reaktion)

Book Review by Barney Hoskyns, The Critic, August 2022

ROCK'N'ROLL years are all the rage these days. Ever since Jon Savage published his monumental 1966 (in 2015), the anni – particularly the 1970s – ...

see also Deviants, The

see also Shagrat


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