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Interviews

Simple Minds - Somebody Up There Likes You

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1984

A group of new faces for the 1980's, Simple Minds have expanded the original conception of 'pop' music with a series of exciting and refreshing releases and stage shows. Mike McNeil and Charlie Birchill talk here to Dan Goldstein.

Simple Minds - Guitars Made Simple

Interview | One Two Testing, Jan 1983

Wee chap and guitarist-person Charlie Burchill lifts the kilt of his guitar, amp and effects set up.

Simple Minds - Simply Said

Interview | Making Music, Jul 1986

A chat with keyboard person Mick MacNeil about technology, touring and techniques.

Simple Minds - Keeping It Simple

Interview | International Musician, May 1986

Ricky Gordon gets to grips with Mind men Burchill and McNeil. Strings and keys - simplicity!

Simple Minds - Minds Alive

Interview | Making Music, Jun 1987

Simple Minds - Minder

Interview | One Two Testing, Apr 1985

Mick MacNeil's wee synthesisers

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Propaganda - The Ministry Of Propaganda

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1990

In 1985 Propaganda produced a seminal electronic music album - then they vanished. Five years on they've returned to pick up where they left off. Michael Mertens talks to Tim Goodyer about technology and the German tradition.

System 7 - All Systems Go

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1991

If you can't imagine how Steve Hillage, Derrick May and The Orb would sound making music together, you can buy their forthcoming LP and find out. Simon Trask talks to the man behind the guitar and the project.

The Producers

Interview | International Musician, Sep 1985

Chas De Whalley quizzes Fall guy John Leckie. Totally weird

Crisis? What Crisis?

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1984

From humble beginnings CC have grown into a major force in 80s music. Here, they explain their approach to writing and performing, and their rise to chart success.

Calum Malcolm - King Of The Castle

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1992

Calum Malcolm: Going to Caledonia

The Partridge Season

Interview | International Musician, Nov 1986

Virgin veterans XTC are under pressure to pull off a Pop success with their latest album, Skywalking. So is it open season on Andy Partridge? Chris Maillard takes aim...

Bourgie Bourgie

Interview | One Two Testing, Jun 1984

return of the solo

Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Keyboard Player

Interview | Topic: Live | Sound On Sound, Aug 1992
Playing Keyboards With Elton John

Elton John goes on tour this month to promote his new album The One; Julian Colbeck took the opportunity to talk to keyboardsman Mark Taylor about equipment, entertainment, and Elton.

File Under Genius

Interview | Phaze 1, Jan 1989

how to stay at the top for two decades, and still not get noticed

The Producers

Interview | International Musician, Sep 1986

Chas de Whalley talks to the other John Williams about his recent work with chart-toppers The Housemartins

U2

Interview | One Two Testing, Jan 1985
can have an Edge like this

The Edge describes sounds and styles

Eurythmics, Eurhonor

Interview | One Two Testing, Aug 1985

Dave Stewart in a room of his own

Caution - Icicle Works

Interview | One Two Testing, Aug 1985

cooling out in the South of France

Celtic Soul Brothers

Interview | One Two Testing, Jul/Aug 1986

More Scots before the eyes

Prime Time

Interview | One Two Testing, Jul/Aug 1986

Mary Chain man in melody shock

Ordinary People

Interview | One Two Testing, Oct 1986

The Partridge Family

Marillion

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1983

Britain’s fastest-rising rock band discusses music and visuals

Edgeways

Interview | Making Music, Oct 1986

U2's guitarist interrupts recording of their new album for an exclusive Making Music interview.

The Art of Propaganda

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1990

Back in 1985, Propaganda made an astonishing debut with 'Dr. Mabuse' and the classic album 'A Secret Wish'. After years of silence, a split with ZTT records, and the departure of three-quarters of the original line-up, Michael Mertens is back with a new-look Propaganda, and feeds the party line to Nigel Humberstone.

 

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