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Kick back around the ivories as Dr. John and Gumbo producer Jerry Wexler discuss N'awlins (Rock's Backpages Audio, 1972)
Dave Marsh stirs the Gumbo with Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack (Creem, 1972)
Charlie Gillett dips a soulful spoon into Dr. John's classic Gumbo album (Rolling Stone, 1972)
Caroline Coon reports on the upsurge of punk, and the Sex Pistols (Melody Maker, 1976)
Caroline Coon is impressed by an encounter with The Clash (Melody Maker, 1976)
Caroline Coon witnesses the notorious 100 Club punk festival ('1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977)
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Gavin Martin meets Moby (Rock's Backpages Audio, 2005)
FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Keith Altham looks back with Small Face Ronnie 'Plonk' Lane (NME, 1966)
John Abbey chats with the marvellous Betty LaVette (Blues & Soul, 1972)
Chris Welch finds out about Rick Wakeman's departure from Yes (Melody Maker, 1974)
David Nathan raps with Eddie Kendricks (Blues & Soul, 1976)
Pete Makowski in Montreux with Ian Gillan (Sounds, 1976)
Chris Charlesworth reports from Detroit on Aerosmith (Melody Maker, 1976)
Martin Hawkins profiles country songthrush Linda Hargrove (Country Music Review, 1977)
Harry Doherty hangs out with German metal kings the Scorpions (Melody Maker, 1979)
Max Bell parties in Paris with Talking Heads (NME, 1979)
A sceptical Mat Snow grills the Cure's Robert Smith (NME, 1984)
Richard North gets precisely three minutes of Johnny Thunders' time (Offbeat, 1989)
Dave Zimmer chews the fat with Whitesnake's David Coverdale (BAM, 1990)
John Robb meets the Verve (Siren, 1992)
In the psychiatrist's chair: Mark Cooper; on the couch: Seal (Q, 1994)
Dave Thompson's mega Andrew Loog Oldham interview (Goldmine, 1995)
Amy Linden hears all about the planned retirement of Jay-Z (Vibe, 2003)
Alex Ogg looks back at the Members' At The Chelsea Nightclub with Nicky Tesco (Captain Oi Records, 2005)
Stephen Dalton raps with the tricky Tricky (Venue (Bristol), 2008)
Kris Needs remembers the making of the Clash's London Calling (Clash, 2009)
Holly George-Warren meets keeper-of-the-Hank-flame James Hand (Texas Music, 2009)
ALBUM & LIVE REVIEWS
Wayne Robins gets down to albums from the J.B.'s and Kool & The Gang (Zoo World, 1974)
Ray Fox-Cumming sees Roxy Music rock Newcastle's City Hall (Record Mirror, 1975)
Chris Welch heartily approves of Jon Anderson's Olias Of Sunhillow (Melody Maker, 1976)
Peter Makowski digs Tommy Bolin's Private Eyes (Sounds, 1976)
Chas de Whalley sees the Kursaal Flyers, live at the Marquee (Sounds, 1977)
Charles Shaar Murray is knocked out by the Clash, live (NME, 1978)
Jon Savage deconstructs Red Crayola's Soldier-Talk (Melody Maker, 1979)
Nick Kent appraises the Cars' Candy-O (NME, 1979)
The second-best The The record to date: Mat Snow on The The's Dusk (Q, 1993)
Chris Roberts sees the Blue Nile at the Royal Albert Hall (Uncut, 1997)
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