David Cameron really ought to stop parading his knowledge of 1980s music. First there was Paul Weller, whose reaction on hearing that Cameron had listed “Eton Rifles” as his favourite tune was to exclaim: “Is he thick? He probably thinks ‘Eton Rifles’ is a song about him and his mates at school.”
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Sunday 15 September 2013
Johnny Marr had the audience spinning, and your reviewer wiping a tear from her eye
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Post-punk titans Wire discuss their art and influences ahead of this year's Festival No. 6.
Friday 05 July 2013
The Rolling Stones weren't the only over-50s: My middle-aged Glastonbury was even better than the last time
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Thirty years after his first festival, Chris Blackhurst rocks and rolls away the years with his grown-up daughter Daisy
Monday 10 June 2013
The sun blazes over Manchester almost ceaselessly. The 40,000 gathered over the weekend in a corner of the city’s beautiful Heaton Park need no further excuse to celebrate.
Saturday 16 March 2013
For a band routinely dismissed as effete, the Smiths were always a surprisingly muscular rock'n'roll entity, whose musical heft created the liberty for the gladioli-thrashing freak at the front to carry on camping. Like the Rolling Stones with Quentin Crisp as lead singer.
Friday 08 March 2013
As an exhibition of his photographs of The Smiths and Morrissey opens, rock snapper Kevin Cummins tells Elisa Bray no act ever fascinated him more
Sunday 30 December 2012
Now what? Ascot’s royal enclosure? You can’t park your bike there, son
Sunday 06 May 2012
Hopes for the fifth Cribs album were cautiously high, following the ragged nihilism of lead single "Come on, Be a No One".
Saturday 10 March 2012
When running the country gets him down, it's an Irish drinking song that gets David Cameron playing air guitar. The Prime Minister has revealed that Thin Lizzy's "Whiskey in the Jar" boasts his favourite riff of all time.
Friday 27 January 2012
Vocals - Lux Interior
He was The Cramps' frontman – he died about three years ago. His voice was so spooky and so scary, as if a ghoul or a skeleton could sing. He was really punk rock.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
The first line of the first song on the first Smiths album contains, like some fractal, the essence of their entire oeuvre.
Thursday 07 July 2005
Wednesday 06 July 2005
Tuesday 11 January 2005
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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