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Tom Robinson: Right On, Mister!

Profile and Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, June 1978

THE ABILITY TO walk into a room and make someone you've never met feel like they've known you for years is called 'charm.' The ability ...

Tom Robinson: Staying True

Profile and Interview by Simon Frith, The Observer, June 1986

THEY MET AGAIN, after all these years, in a hotel corridor in Manchester, John Lydon and Tom Robinson, the yin and yang of punk politics. ...

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Up Against The Wall: Life with the Tom Robinson Band

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 24 September 1977

"The British police are the best in the world.I don't believe one of these stories I've heard..." ...

Tom Robinson: Rock Voice Of '78?

Profile and Interview by James Johnson, Evening News, London, December 1977

MUSIC WITH a hard-core political bias could soon become a regular feature of the Top ten if a singer called Tom Robinson continues his sudden ...

The Tom Robinson Band: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 8 December 1977

IT WAS ONLY A matter of time before the new wave explosion brought forth a performer like Tom Robinson, articulate enough to put into coherent ...

The Tom Robinson Band: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 17 December 1977

IT WAS undoubtedly one of the best gigs I have seen this or any other year. The combination of two excellent bands, the Tom Robinson ...

Tom Robinson: Happy The Way He Is

Profile by Paul Rambali, Trouser Press, February 1978

SOME PEOPLE are worried that the next few years in Britain will see the rise of extreme right wing sentiments turning the country into an ...

Rock Against Racism Carnival: Victoria Park, Hackney, London

Report by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 6 May 1978

AS HE STOOD at the top of Whitehall at 10.35 last Sunday morning gazing impassively towards Nelson's Column, the optimism of Commander Walker of Scotland ...

Tom Robinson Band: Power In The Darkness

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 20 May 1978

TOM ROBINSON IS dangerously mythic. His aggressive homosexual stance gets up people's noses so much that they continually try to prove he's secretly straight, and ...

Tom Robinson: Up Against The Wall

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 3 June 1978

TOM ROBINSON had just had his teeth capped at the dentist and was about to embark on a diet when we met. So? ...

Tom Robinson Band: The Starwood, LA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 24 June 1978

CONSIDERING THE relative lack of any amount of hype, the Starwood was respectably full, if respectable' is a word you could use to describe the ...

The Tom Robinson Band: Power In The Darkness (Harvest); The Kinks: Misfits (Arista)

Review by Dave Schulps, Feature, August 1978

"If left is right and right is wrong, you'd better decide which side you're on."– Tom Robinson ...

Tom Robinson: Out Of The Closet And Into The Streets

Interview by Penny Valentine, Creem, September 1978

Summer Of '77A chance mid-week gig at a small London pub. ...

The Tom Robinson Band: TRB Two (EMI)

Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, 10 March 1979

Just Easing The Liberal Guilt ...

Tom Robinson Band: TRB Two

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 10 March 1979

THIS IS the diligently prepared and acutely-self conscious follow-up to that shaky first collection which naturally ended everyone's excited and premature self-congratulation over a singularly ...

Tom Robinson Band: Across Our Grey And Troubled Land

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 24 March 1979

HERE HE COMES now just-a-walkin' down the street. From street-level upwards: white plimsolls, faded levis, fawn sweater with the collar-points of a white shirt peeking ...

Tom Robinson Band: Live in Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 2 June 1979

"EDUCATION", CLAIMS the motto six feet above the head of Tom Robinson for his second time in LA, "is learning to use the tools which ...

Tom Robinson: The Song Not The Singer

Profile by Simon Frith, Creem, August 1979

THANKS TO SOME promotional moves, the Buzzcocks and the Tom Robinson Band played Coventry on the same night one week in late March. ...

The Beat, Tom Robinson, OK Jive, Joe Jackson: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Mick Sinclair, Sounds, 5 December 1981

Higher Ranking ...

A Concert For Heroes: Paul Weller, Tom Robinson, Ewan McColl at the Royal Albert Hall

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 15 March 1986

A WORKING-CLASS hero is something to be; it gets more difficult by the day. Under a Government that puts Profit and Progress before People (don't ...

Tom Robinson: Rising Cramp

Report and Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 6 September 1986

TOM ROBINSON enters stage left to add his musical and emotional weight to John Godber's Cramp. LEN BROWN meets the DJ, anti-coke campaigner and gay ...

Tom Robinson: Living In A Boom Time

Review by Chas de Whalley, Vox, October 1992

ACROSS ELEVEN TRACKS, recorded live on tour in Ireland earlier this year, Tom Robinson reinvents himself as a solo folk singer. But where some faded ...

Red Wedge

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, March 1996

Only one thing could possibly save us from vicious '80s Conservatism: the assembly of pop pinkos that made up the Labour-supporting Red Wedge organisation. Johnny ...

Punks, Nazis, Skins and the Clash's Finest Hour

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, August 2007

Rock Against Racism: Tom Robinson thinks of it as "the punk Woodstock" and it was the moment that punk went overground and people's band the ...

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