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Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life

Review by Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

TIRED OF Brit guitar bands? Luke Haines of British trio Black Box Recorder is. Which is why he’s finally disbanded his old (guitar) group the ...

Clinic: Internal Wrangler (Domino)

Review by Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

THE SGT. PEPPER outfits are one thing – like the Beatles, Clinic hail from Liverpool – but the surgical masks are something else again. (According ...

Elastica: An Interview with Justine Frischmann

Interview by Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

FEW SECOND albums have taken quite as long to materialise as Elastica’s The Menace, follow-up to the band’s eponymous 1995 debut – a collection of ...

The Jayhawks: Smile

Review by Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

THE BAND THAT helped kick-start the alterna-country sound over a decade ago has undergone a major transformation since the departure of co-founder Mark Olson following ...

XTC: A Chat with Andy Partridge

Interview by Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

HAILING FROM unglamorous Swindon, 70 miles west of London, XTC were clever-clever new-wavers who quickly outgrew the late 70s punk scene and matured into purveyors ...

Steely Dan Continues the Battle

Interview by Paul Zollo,, January 2000

THEY ARE THE core of Steely Dan – Walter Becker and Donald Fagen – the two friends who long ago disbanded the original lineup of ...

Built To Spill, Flaming Lips, Wheat: Flaming Lips/Built To Spill/Wheat: City Slang night at the Royal Festival Hall

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns,, 12 May 2000

NAMED AFTER a legendary 1976 EP by Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, the German label City Slang has been home to some of the best and most ...

Radiohead: Stormy Return: Radiohead live in Arles

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns,, June 2000

RADIOHEAD'S DECISION to embark on a low-key, off-the-beaten-track summer tour of Europe nearly backfired from the kickoff last night when a cataclysmic downpour threatened to ...

Primal Scream: The Bobby Gillespie Interview

Interview by Barney Hoskyns,, Summer 2000

WHEN PRIMAL SCREAM released Screamadelica in 1991, they forged an indissoluble link between Brit indie-rock and underground dance culture that led directly to the sound ...

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