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Moby (2005)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages audio, March 2005

On sexuality, celibacy, girlfriends, therapy, fundamentalism, politics, his then-current Hotel album and a whole lot more: Moby reveals all.

File format: mp3; file size: 54.5mb, interview length: 56' 44" sound quality: ****

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Moby: Shave the Whale

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 26 October 1991

He once sang with Flipper, but now MOBY — aka straight-edge Techno DJ RICHARD MELVILLE HALL — is having a whale of a time out ...

Moby: My Top Tunes

Interview by Bill Brewster, Mixmag, June 1992

Moby selects his all-time favourite ten records. ...

Moby: In Trance As Mission

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 11 September 1993

By now, you must all know about Moby, the techno nutter who's a Christian vegan, doesn't drink, smoke or do drugs. And you'll have heard ...

Hey, DJ — The chilled-out charms of ambient techno

Guide by Pat Blashill, Details, November 1993

RICHARD JAMES has seen the future and it's nothing special. In fact, it's nothing at all. Nothingness itself. Vast, blank wildernesses, majesticaly vague cityscapes, machines ...

Moby: Move EP (Elektra)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, November 1993

A LITTLE MORE than 30 minutes after it begins, Moby's new EP, his major-label debut, turns over in my tape deck. Gone is the last ...

Moby... Dickhead?

Report and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, March 1995

Intelligent Techno god or the world's next fascist dictator? Moby likes to piss people off, and he's very good at it... ...

Moby: Whale Of The Century

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 25 March 1995

MOBY's epically eclectic new album, Everything Is Wrong, is more than just a dance album — it's a dance album which wants to Change The ...

Moby: The Divine Mr. M

Interview by Pat Blashill, Details, April 1995

First a DJ saved his life. Then he found Christ. Now, after years of raving, Moby is ready to become techno's first pop star. ...

Moby: LA2, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 15 April 1995

WHEN COURTNEY LOVE tries it on, people think she's the defiant survivor shrugging the weight of the world off her shoulders. Yet, when Moby decides ...

Tribal and Strife

Report by Andrew Smith, The Guardian, 8 May 1995

The Criminal Justice Act put the rave under House arrest. But it's out and it's phat in Oxfordshire ...

Moby: Water Rats, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 27 July 1996

THE POCKET-SIZED Henry Rollins must be insane. He's clearly gone stark raving crucifix-tattoo-on-the- back-of-his-neck bonkers. ...

Moby: Animal Rights (Mute 12 tks/54 mins)

Review by David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 21 September 1996

MOBY WAS responsible for 'Go', not just one of the few techno/pop crossover hits to endure in the affections of non-dance aficionados but also one ...

Moby: Tech no!

Interview by Eric Weisbard, Spin, March 1997

One-time electronic-music evangelist Moby has converted to alternative rock. Talk about bad timing. ...

Grow out the roots — Moby: Play (Mute) ****

Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 14 May 1999

Dave Simpson on Moby's return to what he does best ...

Moby: Killer Wail

Interview by Carl Loben, Melody Maker, 22 May 1999

Rave/punk crossover genius MOBY is known as the most clean-living and politically correct pop star an the planet. The Maker met him in a karaoke ...

Moby: Play (V2) **½

Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 1999

HAVE PITY on Moby. Five years ago, he was techno's poster boy, the artist who was largely responsible for pushing electronic music up from the ...

Album of the Year: Never mind Talvin Singh, here's the bollocks...

Interview by Toby Manning, Jockey Slut, December 1999

High above central London, Jockey Slut assembled an illustrious panel to debate, Mercury Prize-style, the album of the year in the plush environs of Home's ...

Moby: The Story So Far/Ambient/Early Underground/ Rare: The Collected B-Sides 1989 — 1993

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 2000

Feted techno munchkin's prolific past catches up with him ...

Moby: Whale Of The Century

Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, July 2000

This year, MOBY's Play has dominated the UK LP charts. So who is this bald man singing the techno-blues? Paul Lester met the enigmatic American ...

Definitely Moby

Profile and Interview by Andrew Smith, The Observer, 15 October 2000

"I was a rigid punk rock Marxist. Then I was a rigid vegan dance music Christian." Today, he's loosened up and become one of the ...


Profile and Interview by David Bennun, Hot Air, Summer 2000

THEY CALLED him Moby from the moment he was born. A tiny homunculus, small for his age even then – too small, they thought, for ...

Moby: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2001

IT'S A CASE of premature elevation. Of shock promotion to the Premiership with a make-shift squad. Moby shouldn't be playing this soulless aircraft hangar. ...


Report and Interview by Ian Watson, Sunday Herald, May 2002

FROM THE OUTSIDE, Moby Mansions looks like any other whitewashed townhouse in upmarket west London. Walk a little too quickly and you'd pass it without ...

Moby's Schtick

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, 24 May 2002

Is Herman Melville's great-great-great-great-great-grandson a new kind of artist, or just a technician assembling easy-listening hits? ...


Interview by Chris Roberts, Bang, September 2003

IN FRONT OF US, a giant woman, a sort of Earth Goddess, made out of grass. We're told it's a woman; looks like King Kong. ...

Moby: 18

Review by Todd L. Burns, Stylus, 1 September 2003

Critical dead ends for an album full of musical dead ends. ...

Moby: Play

Review by Todd L. Burns, Stylus, 1 September 2003

NOW, I DON'T HATE MOBY because he uses the same synth string sound in each song, a sound that feels like it needs something. I ...

Moby: Hotel

Review by Dan Gennoe,, March 2005

ONCE TAGGED the "Iggy Pop Of Techno", New York electronica geek Moby's come a long way. ...

Moby: Garage, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 17 March 2005

AMONG MOBY’s many hats are producer, remixer, club DJ, techno-nerd and ambient maestro. For this one-off gig to mark the arrival of his new album, ...

Moby In Vegas

Report by Stephen Dalton, The Times, May 2005

YOU DO not need to travel too far from the Hard Rock Hotel to find the tacky glamour that earned Las Vegas its reputation as ...

Moby's Sampler Unplugged

Profile and Interview by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2005

The electronic music poster boy picks up a guitar and uncages his rock 'n' roll animal. ...

Moby: Last Night (Mute)

Review by Dan Gennoe,, 21 May 2008

FOR A MINUTE there, it looked like it had all gone horribly wrong for Moby. The underground techno geek who shot from basement club obscurity ...


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