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Julian Marszalek

Julian Marszalek

Julian Marszalek has written about music for Music365, Yahoo! Music, The Quietus, The Guardian, NME and Shindig! among many others. During his two-decade career, he's interviewed the likes of Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Ozzy Osbourne, and has been ranted at by John Lydon. He's also in the select group of music journalists to have actually got on with Lou Reed.

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Queens Of The Stone Age: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, music365.com, 22 November 2000

The grandest of desert rock overlords bestow a metallic epiphany. ...

The Strokes: The Monarch, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, music365.com, 9 February 2001

London's second-most-hyped gig of the evening showcases NY legends in waiting ...

Add N To (X): The Mean Fiddler, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, music365.com, 14 March 2001

THE COMBINATION OF analogue terrorism, screaming Theramins, machines that serve no discernable purpose other than howling and live drums should — on paper at least ...

Soft Cell: Ocean, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, music365.com, 20 March 2001

WITH THE WHOLESOME and distinctly unthreatening construct that is Hear'Say about to engulf Planet Pop, one pines for a time when dads across the land ...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, xfm.co.uk, 18 November 2003

HOW DID IT come to this? A little under two years ago, BRMC were making all the right noises in all the right places — ...

David Bowie: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, loudersound.com, 2 December 2003

TYPICAL, EH? You wait years for a decent Bowie album and two arrive in quick succession. Any thoughts that Heathen should be wrung for every ...

Pet Shop Boys: Our Back Catalogue Is 25 Years Of Social Commentary

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 19 March 2009

Julian Marszalek meets pop renaissance man Neil Tennant to talk Potemkin, production and pop ...

Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club: Tom Tom Club's Chris Frantz On David Byrne, Brian Eno And Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 3 June 2009

Julian Marszalek speaks to the Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads mainstay Chris Frantz ...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Cramps, The Gun Club, Kid Congo Powers: Kid Congo Powers: From Gun Play To Monkey Business

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 17 December 2009

KID CONGO Powers is a talkative man. Almost every song that he plays tonight at the rammed 100 Club with his new band, the Pink ...

Paul Weller: Sins Of The Modfather: Paul Weller Speaks About Leaving His Comfort Zone

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 19 April 2010

After running into Paul Weller at a Sunn O))) gig last year, The Quietus have been obsessed with finding out exactly how deep Paul Weller's ...

Tom Jones: Why Applause Is The Greatest Drug Of All

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 13 May 2010

Living legend and Wales' finest son talks exclusively to Julian Marszalek about his life, work and loves... and why a round of applause and a ...

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Dirty Shirt Rock'n'Roll

Review by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 19 May 2010

THE JON SPENCER Blues Explosion? Well, it's all kinda … ...

Phil Collins: Going Back (Atlantic)

Review by Julian Marszalek, Yahoo! Music, 13 September 2010

GIVEN THE re-appraisal of Phil Collins by numerous hip-hop producers, rappers and er… that arbiter of all things rock'n'roll, Alan McGee, it's more than baffling ...

Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher, Oasis: Ocular Spectacular: Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell of Beady Eye interviewed

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 28 February 2011

Julian Marszalek meets the first of the Gallagher brothers (and his trusty second in command) out of the post Oasis starting gates and finds him ...

Metallica, Lou Reed: Lou Reed & Metallica: Lulu

Review by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 20 October 2011

LET'S BE HONEST: ever since Lou Reed brought out his Tai Chi master for some muscle flexing as part of his live act, alarm bells ...

The Jesus & Mary Chain: Brown Acid Black Leather: The Story of The Jesus And Mary Chain's Psychocandy

Retrospective and Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 8 November 2011

Jim Reid and Douglas Hart give Julian Marszalek the low down on the making of one of the best rock albums of the 1980s, Psychocandy. ...

The Bee Gees, John Cale, Crime & The City Solution, The Flesh Eaters, The Gun Club, Joy Division, Kraftwerk, Mark Lanegan, The Leather Nun, New Order, John Renbourn, Roxy Music: "You Can't Escape Your Influences" Mark Lanegan's Favourite Albums

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 26 January 2012

In one of our best Baker's Dozens yet, Mark Lanegan talks Julian Marszalek through the most-played discs in his collection. ...

The Pop Group, Mark Stewart: Bristol Fashion: Mark Stewart of the Pop Group's 13 Favourite Albums

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 22 March 2012

Julian Marszalek talks to post-punk agitator Mark Stewart about his 13 favourite albums. ...

The Birthday Party: 30 Years On: We Return to the Birthday Party's Junkyard

Retrospective and Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 30 April 2012

Julian Marszalek talks to Mick Harvey about Australian post-punks' high watermark statement. ...

Joe Walsh: Taking It Easy: Joe Walsh Of The Eagles Interviewed

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 21 June 2012

Julian Marszalek speaks to Joe Walsh about life with the world's biggest rock group, going solo and, er, boshing pills and going out raving to ...

Primal Scream: Vitamin Gee: Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie Sees The Light

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 30 April 2013

Julian Marszalek talks to the Primal Scream frontman about their new album More Light, the state of rock music in 2013 and living in post-Thatcher ...

Lou Reed: A Walk On The Mild Side: Lou Reed and Mick Rock Interviewed

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 28 October 2013

Julian Marszalek is pleasantly surprised to find that Lou Reed and Mick Rock are a great double act… He talks to them about their enduring ...

World Of Twist: A Law Unto Themselves: World Of Twist In Their Own Words

Retrospective and Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 11 December 2013

Following the release of a re-mastered version of their first and only album, Quality Street, Jim Fry and Gordon King tell Julian Marszalek about a ...

Jean-Jacques Burnel, The Stranglers: Mr Dojo Rising: JJ Burnel of The Stranglers interviewed

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 4 March 2014

Julian Marszalek looks beyond the ugliness, violence and "intellectual thuggery" to find punk's genuine outsiders.  ...

Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page: Glitter And Hypnosis: Jimmy Page Interview

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 6 November 2014

Julian Marszalek speaks to the Led Zeppelin and Yardbirds guitarist about the monolithic heavy rock albums IV and Houses Of The Holy ...

Robert Plant: "Embrace It Or Fuck Off": Robert Plant interviewed

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 20 November 2014

Julian Marszalek talks to Percy about the influence of North and West African music, not succumbing to the cabaret disease and why he'll never cut ...

Black Sabbath: Never Say Die: Bill Ward Interviewed

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 7 July 2015

Julian Marszalek talks to Bill Ward about his achievements in and out of Black Sabbath. ...

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue: Keith Richards interviewed

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 16 September 2015

Julian Marszalek meets the Rolling Stones guitarist and living legend to talk race, drugs and persistence. ...

Iggy Pop: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 16 May 2016

Iggy Pop is bloodied but unbowed when he leaves the stage of the RAH says Julian Marszalek. ...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized: Will Carruthers: Spaced

Interview by Julian Marszalek, Bass Guitar, January 2017

After playing bass with Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Dead Skeletons, what's a man to do? Write a memoir of course. Julian ...

John Lydon: Mr Rotten and the Weaponry of Words

Interview by Julian Marszalek, Gigwise, 6 March 2017

John Lydon opens up about 40 years of lyric writing ...

Papa Roach: Crooked Teeth

Review by Julian Marszalek, Classic Rock, 19 May 2017

It's like the past 17 years never happened ...

The Fall: The 100 Club, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, Gigwise, 27 July 2017

Less wonderful and more frightening than ever before ...

Bootsy Collins: Staying on The One: Bootsy Collins' Favourite LPs

Interview by Julian Marszalek, The Quietus, 2 November 2017

Bootsy Collins helped define the sound of funk, working with Parliament and James Brown, who taught him the mysterious concept of The One. In this ...

Thee Hypnotics' Come down heavy: a dispatch from the rock'n'roll frontline

Sleeve notes by Julian Marszalek, Beggars Banquet, April 2018

EVEN BY THEIR own admission, the coruscating rock'n'roll explosion that was Thee Hypnotics was never built to last. ...

Belly On Recording Dove, Their First Album In 23 Years

Interview by Julian Marszalek, Gigwise, 1 May 2018

Tanya Donelly tells how self-releasing a crowd-funded album has liberated Belly ...

The Psychedelic Furs: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, Gigwise, 17 June 2018

The veteran band kicks off Meltdown with a 'Best Of…' setlist ...

Roger Waters: British Summer Time, Hyde Park

Live Review by Julian Marszalek, Gigwise, 7 July 2018

A patronising two-and-a-half hours delivered in splendid sound and vision ...

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: Shyga! The Sunlight Mound

Review by Julian Marszalek, Classic Rock, 5 February 2021

Worlds collide on Psychedelic Porn Crumpets' fourth album Shyga! The Sunlight Mound, in a cornucopia of multi-coloured, high-speed sound ...

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