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Will Self

Will Self

The brilliant novelist, short-story writer and broadcaster has also written a number of scabrous, insightful music pieces in the course of the last decade, mostly for THE OBSERVER.

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Morrissey: The King of Bedsit Angst Grows Up

Profile by Will Self, The Observer, 1995

Heaven knows he was miserable then. Morrissey was the archetypal mixed-up young man: anti-fun, seemingly tortured by his sexuality, with a detached and ironic worldview. ...

Oasis: live at Earls Court, London (27th September 1997)

Live Review by Will Self, Independent on Sunday, October 1997

IT WAS an emotional night for me – as it was for so many others. The minute that Liam Gallagher reached the centre of the ...

Marianne Faithfull: An Interview

Interview by Will Self, Independent on Sunday, 1999

THERE'S NOTHING much crasser in life than being told by someone, shortly after you've met them: "You really remind me of so-and-so..." It's bad enough ...

Alabama 3: London's Scariest Band: Alabama 3

Report and Interview by Will Self, The Observer, November 2002

IF YOU LIKE seriously deranged, outrageously danceable and indisputably subversive music, then clear your diary for December 1st when the Alabama 3 play the Astoria. ...

Warren Zevon: Genius: The Best of Warren Zevon

Sleeve notes by Will Self, Rhino Records, Fall 2002

WHAT I DO is this; I leave the city and go about 50 miles away to a town in the county of Wiltshire called Swindon. ...

Radiohead: All Hail Yorkie Boy: Radiohead

Profile and Interview by Will Self, GQ, July 2003

IN THE MEDIEVAL trench that’s Turl Street in Oxford, Thom Yorke, the city’s most famously and aggressively diffident son, rocks back and forth in his ...

Massive Attack: The Return of Massive Attack

Profile and Interview by Will Self, The Sunday Times, 24 January 2010

SOMEWHERE BACK in the early 1990s, when Britain was dull in a different way, I first heard Massive Attack's Blue Lines. Then in my early ...

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