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the online library of pop writing is writer Tony Fletcher's blog, which succeeded his fanzine Jamming! in 1986, and primarily features coverage of post punk artists.


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Jeff Beck, Keith Moon: Jeff Beck on Keith Moon

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, 1996

WORD for word, anecdote for anecdote, insight for insight, Jeff Beck was probably the best interview I conducted for my Keith Moon biography. ...

Alice Cooper, The Who: Alice Cooper on Keith Moon

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, 12 November 1996

ONE REASON I've been looking forward to getting this site up is to make available some of the interviews I conducted for the Keith Moon ...

Travis: The iJamming! Interview: Fran Healy from Travis

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, April 2000

Back in April, shortly after seeing Travis play for the first time at the Bowery Ballroom, I interviewed the group's loquacious front man Fran Healy ...

Boy George: The iJamming! Interview: Boy George

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, September 2000

I CAN only imaginewhat some of the rockists will be thinking when they come to this site and see a Boy George interview as a ...

Alternative TV: The iJamming! Chat: Mark Perry

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, January 2001

AS THE FIRST sentence of my mission statement makes clear, Mark Perry was a major factor in my deciding to write about music – though, ...

The Psychedelic Furs: The iJamming! Interview! Richard Butler

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, August 2001

LAST SUMMER I was asked by Sony Legacy to write sleeve notes for re-issues of the first three Psychedelic Furs albums, along with a newly-recorded ...

Carl Cox: The People's DJ: A Conversation with Carl Cox

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, February 2002

OVER A 20-year career, Carl Cox has not only garnered a reputation as one of the world's most formidable DJs, but has also become known ...

Steve Earle: John Walker Sings His Own Blues

Essay by Tony Fletcher,, 5 October 2002

STEVE EARLE'S decision to write from the perspective of the 'American Taliban' in the controversial song 'John Walker's Blues' appears to have stemmed from the ...

Underworld: The iJamming! Interview: Underworld

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, Summer 2002

IN THEORY, THEY'RE the greatest group on the planet. By which I mean that Underworld's Modus Operandi reads, to me, like a blueprint for how ...

The Clash: The Ijamming! Interview: Mick Jones

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, October 2004

I'VE SAID IT before and I'll say it again: I don't like doing phone interviews. But often times, it's the choice between talking long distance ...

The Fall: Mark E. Smith and The Fall, 1979

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, 2005

AS SURELY BEFITS The Fall's longevity, my 1979 interview with Mark E. Smith and Marc Riley seems more relevant – and certain more prescient – ...

Tim Booth: The iJAMMING! Interview: Tim Booth

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, January 2005

I HAVE AN instinctive aversion to conducting phone interviews. The medium is fine for quick research, or immediate answers to pressing questions, but when it ...

LCD Soundsystem: Give It Up! Ten Reasons We Loved LCD Soundsystem

Comment by Tony Fletcher,, April 2011

On Saturday April 2, 2011, at Madison Square Garden, LCD Soundsystem gave it up for good. Here are Ten Reasons We Loved Them... ...

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