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John Harris

John Harris

John Harris is a British journalist, writer and critic. He is the author of The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock (2003); So Now Who Do We Vote For?, which examined the 2005 UK general election; a 2006 behind-the-scenes look at the production of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon; and Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll (2009). His articles have appeared in Select, Q, Mojo, Shindig!, Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, The Independent, the New Statesman, The Times and The Guardian.


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Radiohead: FM and Blinding

Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 10 October 1992

Neurotic, paranoid, alienated, personally inadequate (sound familiar?) — RADIOHEAD's THOM YORKE could well be the new British lyricist to claim the King Of Glum's songwriting ...

Sleeper: Kipping Against The Pricks

Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 21 May 1994

Tired of being safe? Fed up with worrying about the ozone layer? Bored with modern life? Then you need SLEEPER. The last of the dirty, ...

Public Enemy: Flavor Flav: Coke Adds Strife

Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 13 August 1994

While PUBLIC ENEMY have been lying low for the past two years, errant rapper FLAVOR FLAV has been having very personal, and very public problems ...

M People: Swing Out Citrus

Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 10 December 1994

M PEOPLE make timeless pop songs, have a genuine cool soul singer and a classic album that won them the Mercury Music Award — and ...

Blur, Elastica, Oasis, Pulp, Sleeper, Suede, Supergrass: Britpop: Modern Life Is... Brilliant!

Overview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 7 January 1995

It was the year grunge died, the year of jungle... arses. It was the year that BRITISH POP found its feet again, and what's more, ...

Suede: Horse and Hounded

Report and Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 14 January 1995

Has it all gone wrong for SUEDE? Dog Man Star not accorded the status they wished for, doubt over Richard Oakes' ability to better Bernard, ...

Manic Street Preachers: From despair to... where?

Report by John Harris, New Musical Express, 25 February 1995

The disappearance of RICHEY EDWARDS has rekindled all sorts of fears and rumours, from the possibility of suicide to the seemingly inevitable split of the ...

Hole: Oxford Street Virgin Megastore, London

Live Review by John Harris, New Musical Express, 6 May 1995


Oasis: History boys

Comment by John Harris, The Guardian, 15 May 2005

Oasis's sixth album is out at the end of the month. John Harris wonders whether it can really be the promised return to form ...

Blur, Oasis: Britpop: Remember the first time

Retrospective and Interview by John Harris, The Guardian, 12 August 2005

Without Britpop, would we have had hit guitar groups, stadium anthems or rock stars on Newsnight? Ten years on, John Harris looks back on how ...

Simply Red: Here's to Mick Hucknall's amazing voice

Memoir by John Harris, The Guardian, 21 December 2011

Admitting I liked Simply Red didn't fit with the NME's Maoist indie conspiracy, but Hucknall's repertoire is studded with triumphs ...

Sleaford Mods: Grammar Wanker: Sleaford Mods 2007‑2014 by Jason Williamson (Bracketpress)

Book Review by John Harris, The Guardian, 18 March 2015

Drug comedowns and fist fights — an angry and uncompromising collection of lyrics. Who else in modern English music is doing anything quite like this? ...

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