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Fatima Mansions: Putting the Catalan among the pigeons

Report and Interview by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 6 June 1992

What can CATHAL COUGHLAN and BONO possibly have in common? ANDREW MUELLER flew to Barcelona to discover why the acerbic lead singer decided to support ...

Microdisney: Daunt Square To Elsewhere

Sleeve notes by Andrew Mueller, Castle, 2007

THE VERY fact of this compilation's existence tells you a great deal about the music it contains, and the band it honours. The most recent ...

David Bowie, The Woodentops, The Kronos Quartet, Microdisney: ICA Benefit, Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 9 July 1988

FRIDAY NIGHT. Time to take in a show. Support the arts and all that, old bean. Arriving early at the Dominion Theatre the singer from ...

Microdisney: Half Moon, Herne Hill, London

Live Review by Bruce Dessau, New Musical Express, 6 October 1984


An Improbable History: Microdisney Interviewed

Interview by David McKenna, The Quietus, 20 February 2014

David McKenna talks to Cathal Coughlan and Sean O'Hagan about the Rough Trade years. ...

Microdisney: Crooked Mile (Virgin)

Review by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, 3 January 1987

OR ... Camping It Up With The Cops, the Disney's third album, their first with a major label and the first to really wrap their ...

Microdisney: In From the Cold

Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, 10 January 1987

Fed up with indie rigours and rituals, MICRODISNEY have signed to a major, but have they sold their souls? Helen Fitzgerald looks at a new ...

Microdisney: Disney Times

Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, 7 December 1985

Helen FitzGerald charts the dogged progress and gradual rise of the two misfits CATHAL COUGHLAN and SEAN O'HAGAN, better known as the heart of MICRODISNEY. ...

Microdisney: Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, Sounds, 12 March 1988

A CONTROLLED, tactical performance from an outfit carefully building up to an all out frontal assault. I give you warning: Microdisney are out to get ...

Microdisney: Crooked Mile (Virgin)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Rolling Stone, 2 July 1987

THE MUSIC on Crooked Mile is a marvelous cross-genre mutant: lazy tempos and teary guitars from country music, Elvis Costello-esque chord progressions and lead vocals, Merseybeat melodies, ...

Microdisney: Crooked Mile (Virgin)

Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 10 January 1987

PLEASE EXCUSE my pretentiousness, but William Morris wrote in The Earthly Paradise: "Dreamer of dreams, born out of my time, why should I strive to ...

Microdisney: Microwaves

Interview by Martin Aston, Melody Maker, 12 January 1985

'Some of you (the Freemason pederasts) may be a trifle confused or even annoyed by the packaging and name of this record. For all your ...

Microdisney: The Clock Comes Down The Stairs; Albert Collins et al: Showdown!; Yma Sumac: Legend Of The Sun Virgin

Review by Max Bell, The Times, 1 February 1986

Irish quirkiness and venom ...

Paul Mathur discovers that in Microdisney... everybody is, well, um, relatively ok!...

Interview by Paul Mathur, New Musical Express, 13 October 1984

IF JAMES Joyce had been in a pop group, he would have been in Microdisney. That is, if he'd come over from Cork to spend ...

Microdisney: Liverpool Polytechnic

Live Review by Penny Kiley, Melody Maker, 7 May 1988

HAVING RECOVERED from Edward Barton screaming at us that he's got no chicken but he's got five wooden chairs, seeing Microdisney was yet another shock. ...

see also Fatima Mansions, The

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