Allan Jones

The new Uncut revealed! Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Mama Cass, The Stooges, William Burroughs and The Damned in new issue!



The new Uncut revealed! Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Mama Cass, The Stooges, William Burroughs and The Damned in new issue!

Bruce Springsteen is on the cover of the new Uncut, which also includes features on Van Morrison, Mama Cass, The Stooges, William Burroughs and The Damned.


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Michael Bonner

The Who! Fela Kuti! Frank Sidebottom! Sundance London line-up revealed...



The Who! Fela Kuti! Frank Sidebottom! Sundance London line-up revealed...

News just in: the programme has been announced for this year’s Sundance London festival.


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Michael Bonner

"I was born into show business": the extraordinary dance skills of Christopher Walken revealed



"I was born into show business": the extraordinary dance skills of Christopher Walken revealed

“The truth is, I don’t like dangerous things and am quite normal,” Christopher Walken told Uncut in September 2006. “I was born into show business and that brings with it being a little eccentric, the way you speak, the way you approach things. This innately gives me a sense of foreignness, which can easily translate into…s-t-r-a-n-g-e.”


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John Mulvey

The 11th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 11th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

After a very long wait, the second album on Matthew E White’s Spacebomb label has turned up… and it may not be quite what most of you would have envisaged…


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Allan Jones

Evan Dando and Lily Allen turn out for charity album



Evan Dando and Lily Allen turn out for charity album

You may recently have seen posters advertising an album called Tarka & Friends: Life and wondered rather dopily if it didn’t have something to do with riverbank wildlife, not too many people of your acquaintance called Tarka.


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Michael Bonner

Trailer unveiled for James Brown biopic, Get On Up



Trailer unveiled for James Brown biopic, Get On Up

I was reading over the weekend about Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese's latest collaboration - a project for HBO about the music industry in New York during the Seventies.


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Michael Bonner

First Look - The Motel Life



First Look - The Motel Life

In an interview in the current issue of Uncut with Willy Vlautin, the singer-songwriter with Richmond Fontaine, discusses his flourishing second career as an author.


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John Mulvey

The Tenth Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The Tenth Uncut Playlist Of 2014

I’ve alluded a few times in recent weeks to the excellence of the forthcoming “Spiderland” boxset, and especially to the Lance Bangs documentary, “Breadcrumb Trail”, which it contains. “Breadcrumb Trail” tells the odd, low-key, long-obfuscated tale of Slint, revealing much without entirely dismantling the band’s mystique, and focusing on the band’s drummer Britt Walford.


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Allan Jones

Introducing... Oasis: the Ultimate Music Guide



Introducing... Oasis: the Ultimate Music Guide

“There wasn’t a lot of pre-production for What’s The Story. . .If we were at home, the postman would drop off an envelope and in it would be a cassette saying ‘Noel demos’. You’d get a phone call: ‘There’s the next album. Learn it. See you in a week.’ That’s the way Noel worked. Everyone would figure out the chords – there was no point asking him, he didn’t know the name of the fucking things. ‘It’s one of them where your finger’s up there. . .’”


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Michael Bonner

First Look - Starred Up



First Look - Starred Up

A lot of people peak in high school. Eric Love is not one of them. While many other teenagers are in the thick of their glory days, Eric is being starred up – that is, making the transition from a juvenile facility to a maximum security penitentiary, where he is billeted alongside some of the country’s very worst criminals. What follows over the next 100 minutes is as harrowing as you’d perhaps expect for a film that, in the first 10 minutes, sees Eric fashioning a shiv from a toothbrush and Bic razor. No good will come of this.


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"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye": Cosimo Matassa 1926-2014


Among my post last week, I received a nice care package from Ace Records that included one quite weird Duke Ellington album ("My People"); Volume 3 of their "Where Country Meets Soul" series (I cannot recommend Ralph ''Soul'' Jackson's version of ''Jambalaya'' highly enough); and, maybe best of...