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Friday 14 August 1998
BUSINESS POST, the fast- growing express parcels and letter delivery group, is back in the firm grip of its founders, the brothers Peter and Michael Kane, after a major shake-up in the boardroom.
Monday 22 June 1998
THE LEEDS United manager, George Graham, plans to sign Gareth Ainsworth, the Port Vale Winger for pounds 1.5m this week.
Saturday 22 November 1997
The sentiments expressed by the "TF" in Chris Evans' TFI Friday show last night had never been more appropriate.
Sunday 03 August 1997
Life with the Clash was about as wild as it gets in rock 'n' roll. And road manager . Johnny Green lived it every gig of the way. Twenty years later he's telling the story
Tuesday 04 February 1997
The bitter row between Plymouth Argyle's chairman, Dan McCauley, and manager, Neil Warnock, which has been simmering ever since the Devon team won promotion from the Third Division last season, finally exploded yesterday.
Wednesday 19 June 1996
BEING THERE; Much of the drama at the Olympic trials did not make the headlines. The hammer, for instance. Jonathan Rendall tells the tale
Monday 29 August 1994
Rain-clouds filled the sky at last weekend's Reading Festival, but had the decency not to burst until Friday's headliners Cypress Hill had stomped off stage. The Lemonheads were first, though. Singer Evan Dando, growing out a Jean Seberg crop, flirted with his famously adoring fans. 'Anyone fancy a shag?', he asked, that distinctly British colloquialism sounding clumsy on his American tongue. The feverish response left him in no doubt that he could have unzipped any tent-flap on site and found an accomodating sleeping-bag. The band whizzed through bite-sized pop nuggets like 'The Great Big No' and 'Confetti', omitting 'Mrs Robinson' (in everyone's best interest).
Thursday 14 October 1993
I JUST played this track again and even at this time of the morning with a hangover it still makes me dive round the room. CBS had put out the second Clash single, 'Remote Control', without asking them while they were on holiday. The Clash were so cross they wrote 'Complete Control', which starts: 'They said release 'Remote Control', / But we didn't want it on the label'. The bass gives the track a good rumble and it's got this great guitar intro which stays there all through - typical punk, messing around with the different notes of one chord. I always found the Clash quite tuneful, and it's perfect pop in the spirit of delivery - the forcefulness and the energy. The subject is nailed in three minutes. It ends with the classic chanting - that Pistols thing of making a new chorus up by the end of the song. Mick Jones is going 'C-O-N trol', and over the top Joe Strummer's ad libbing 'You're my guitar hero' to Jonesy, which is a laugh. I always put this on, or 'Beat Surrender' by the Jam, whenever I feel I'm doubting music.'
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