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A message from Ramones book translator in Poland. I feel humbled.

A message from Ramones book translator in Poland. I feel humbled.

By Mac Double …Finally, I remember you from the (very) early 90s when I was reading both the Melody Maker & the NME quite religiously. (This passion of mine nearly ruined my mom but I told her it was good for my English. It was.) You made three consecutive Pastels releases the ‘MM’ single of the […]

 Everett True

EVERETT’S HANDY HINTS FOR BUDDING WRITERS. BY THE MAKER BABES

EVERETT’S HANDY HINTS FOR BUDDING WRITERS. BY THE MAKER BABES

From the Melody Maker wall, circa 1991 I seem to recall the main culprits behind this were Sally Margaret Joy and Caren Myers, possibly Carol Clerk as well. Doubtless inspired by the eloquently crushing humour of David “Mr Abusing” Stubbs. Pinned on the wall of my reviews desk one day. It looks to be inspired by […]

 Everett True

One of the angriest reviews I ever wrote | U2, live in Philadelphia, 1992

One of the angriest reviews I ever wrote | U2, live in Philadelphia, 1992

I stand in the middle of a baseball stadium somewhere in America and feel totally lost, totally depressed, totally overwhelmed

 Everett True

Live Through This | the press clippings

Live Through This | the press clippings

Everett True is famous for two things. He’s the last of the big personality journalists…

 Everett True

Song of the day – 645: Bill Callahan

Song of the day – 645: Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan is one of those musicians I always forget quite how much I like

 Everett True

My review of Too Late To Die Young Now, as rejected by The Monthly

My review of Too Late To Die Young Now, as rejected by The Monthly

During most of the 90s, Melody Maker was a law unto itself.

 Everett True

Everett True revisits Nevermind (reprint from eMusic)


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Pull up a chair, there won’t be a warmer sound for years.

 Scott Creney

Moments In Song #4 – Urge Overkill ‘Sister Havana’

“Dude! Oh my god! Urge Overkill’s here! They’re in the parking lot! They’re all out there! Come meet them!”

 Everett True

PhD research issue #3. You write to make an impact: A tribute to Steven Wells (re-post)


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Engage, argue, inform, irritate … but above all entertain.

 Everett True

excerpted from an interview with Damon Albarn of Blur, March 1996

excerpted from an interview with Damon Albarn of Blur, March 1996

I was drunker than a barrelful of Graham Coxons

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