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Mick Sinclair

Mick Sinclair

In the first half the 1980s, Mick Sinclair's navigations of the London music scene led to his features and reviews appearing in Sounds, NME, ZigZag and numerous others across the globe, most composed from a desk overlooking the Westway: he chose the desk; the view was coincidental. The ups and downs of these times were recounted his 2013 volume of reminiscences Adjusting The Stars: Music Journalism from post-punk London.

His post-music writing includes a trunk-load of travel guides spanning the Baltic to the Pacific for publishers such as the AA, Thomas Cook and Rough Guides, and cultural and literary histories of San Francisco and the River Thames.

More recently, his observations of the world at large have informed his photography, predominantly of buildings, signs, markings, and other things that don't move, which has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, and on TV, throughout the world.

Continually since 1979, not counting a brief 30-year gap for rehab, he has written and recorded songs with the Funboy Five, in which his part is integral.

Aside from the above, he is a person of no interest whatsoever.

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The Go-Betweens: Fencing Lessons

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, November 1984

AS THEIR man Robert Foster notes: "There are a small group of people who like the Go‑Betweens intensely. I see the band as having good ...

Holger Hiller: The Hillers Alive

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, March 1984

... and Mick Sinclair found him for you ...

Joan Jett, The Runaways: Joan Jett: Jett Black

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, January 1985

Joan Jett finds Mick Sinclair loves rock'n'roll ...

Killing Joke: Spare The Rod

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, March 1985

Enjoying greater success than they have for many a moon KILLING JOKE convince MICK SINCLAIR that they're nice girls really. ...

Strawberry Switchblade: Kick Out The Jams

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, April 1985

MICK SINCLAIR FINDS HIMSLEF IN A JAM WITH JILL AND ROSE OF STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE, BOTH VERY WELL PRESERVED (NO PUNNET INTENDED) ...

XTC: The Agony and the...

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, January 1985

Contemporary Note: This interview took place at Virgin Records' London HQ during the height of the year-long miner's strike (led by the National Union of ...

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