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Rachel Sweet

Rachel Sweet

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Various Artists: The Akron Compilation (Stiff); Short Circuit — Live at the Electric Circus (Virgin)

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, 24 June 1978

OH JESUS! After Devo, the (marketing) deluge. ...

Rachel Sweet

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 23 September 1978

THAT AKRON ALBUM took its listeners by surprise. Simultaneously old, new and current, it was fashioned – like any good adventure playground – from whatever ...

Rachel Sweet: Fool Around

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 14 October 1978

AKRON'S BRIGHTEST star smiles knowingly and proves that everyone else has it all wrong, because nope, you don't have to exhibit an air of disdain ...

Stiff Records: Be A Killer Or Be A Real Stiff…

Report by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 28 October 1978

W. C. FIELDS would have hated the "Be Stiff" tour. A sixteen year child star who toured with Mickey Rooney? A performing punk dwarf called ...

Stiff Tour Invades Colonies: Records Break, Eric Stays Up Past Bedtime

Report and Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1979

Probing reporter Dave Schulps sees the show, talks to the Records' Will Birch, and delves into the acidic past of Wreckless Eric. ...

Rachel Sweet Is Not:

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 14 April 1979

★ America's answer to Lena Zavaroni! ★ The Seventies' Brenda Lee! ★ Stiff's 'alternative' to Little Jimmy Osmond! ★ A brat ★ Five foot nothing ...

Rachel Sweet: What Rachel Did Next

Report and Interview by Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, 14 April 1979

Rachel Sweet may follow Tanya Tucker's career with particular interest, but she really wants to be Bruce Springsteen. PENNY VALENTINE followed her on a tour ...

Rachel Sweet: Sixteen and Nobody's Fool

Profile and Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 23 August 1979


Rachel Sweet

Interview by Penny Valentine, Creem, October 1979

IN HER TIGHT jeans and t-shirt her body looks like a 12-year-old's. Her face and her manner tell another story. Make-up across her broad cheekbones, ...

Various Artists: The Big Stiff Box Set

Review by Stuart Maconie, The Word, December 2007

THE '70S BEGAN and ended in turmoil, with strikes, crises, terrorism, class war and new political orthodoxies on the march. ...


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