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Urban Cowboy: Country Music Stretches Its Legs

Report by Sam Sutherland, High Fidelity, August 1980

WHILE THE rock-crit establishment continues to ponder the future of new wave and the death of disco, U.S. music fans are quietly gravitating toward some ...

Blondie, Debbie Harry: Blondie's Debbie Harry (2003)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, 7 July 2003

Elle ne regrette rien: La Harry on Blondie then and now, NYC then and now, on art and movies, on Chris Stein, and on the latest Blondie album The Curse of Blondie

File format: mp3; file size: 67.8meg, interview length: 1h 10' 40" sound quality: **

Missy Elliott: Missy "Misdemeanour" Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly (EastWest)

Review by Lloyd Bradley, MOJO, January 1998

Hip hop's hottest singer/rapper/producer cuts her own album. Mixes original music, samples, beats, big name guest rappers and singers. Result: modern urban black music of ...

Missy Elliott

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, January 1998

AT THIS moment she's so far out, floating in her own self-programmed audiogalactic, that no one else in hip hop or R&B can touch her. ...

Missy Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 25 October 1997

MISSY "Misdemeanour" Elliott has been an invisible but insistent pivot of the pop world. ...

Missy Elliott: Supa Woman!

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 6 December 1997

She writes Number Ones! Makes "wacky" videos! Is, like, totally fly! And MISSY "MISDEMEANOR" ELLIOTT, rap's brightest new talent, has come to save us… ...

Mickey Gilley: Too Good To Stop: Greatest Hits 1974-1985

Review by John Morthland, No Depression, 30 April 2007

RARELY HAS A single disc better traced one career's rise and fall. In 15 pre-stardom years of recording, Gilley could best be described as "like ...

Mark Hollis, Talk Talk: Mark Hollis: A life in music

Retrospective by Chris Roberts, Prog, 4 January 2020

A look at the career of the late Talk Talk frontman who died in 2019... ...

Radiohead: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2000

CONFUSED, SCHIZOPHRENIC, sneering and intense yet sometimes transported by innocent joy – Radiohead's audience sure are a strange crowd. The crossover-cult idols' first English gig ...

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