John Mulvey

Reviewed: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, "Dereconstructed"



Reviewed: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, "Dereconstructed"

Deep into 2001’s Southern Rock Opera , there’s a point where Patterson Hood produces a mission statement for the Drive-By Truckers – and for an enlightened generation of bands from below the Mason-Dixon line. “You think I'm dumb, maybe not too bright,” he sings, “You wonder how I sleep at night/Proud of the glory, stare down the shame/Duality of the southern thing.”


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John Mulvey

"How does it feel to be pathologised?": "The Dylanologists" reviewed



"How does it feel to be pathologised?": "The Dylanologists" reviewed

How does it feel, to be pathologised? A few of you might wonder as much, picking up with some trepidation David Kinney’s “The Dylanologists: Adventures In The Land Of Bob”. For here is a book that purports to expose the eccentricities of Bob Dylan’s most obsessive fans, who – imagine! - spend all their money on bootlegs, rarities and ephemera, follow the Neverending Tour around the world, crowd the front rows of his gigs, meticulously work through his lyrics for meaning and echo. Not to be paranoid here, but is Kinney talking about us?


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Michael Bonner

From Doctor Who to Glastonbury: an interview with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Paddy Kingsland



From Doctor Who to Glastonbury: an interview with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Paddy Kingsland

One of the things I wrote about in the new issue of Uncut is a review of the latest vinyl reissues from what was the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. For a panel to accompany the review, I had the good fortune to speak to composer Paddy Kingsland, one of the legendary studio boffins currently touring in the live iteration of the Workshop.


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John Mulvey

The 20th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 20th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Emotional times, as this is Allan’s last day as editor of Uncut. Before we get down to that, though, here are the records we’ve been playing in the office this week.


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Allan Jones

Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin, The Felice Brothers, Strand Of Oaks, The Antlers, Sturgill Simpson, Sharon Van Etten on new Uncut CD!



Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin, The Felice Brothers, Strand Of Oaks, The Antlers, Sturgill Simpson, Sharon Van Etten on new Uncut CD!

The new issue of Uncut went on sale last Friday, with a cover story on Paul Weller and features on Bob Dylan in the 80s, Dolly Parton , Black Sabbath, Allen Toussaint, Harry Dean Stanton, Sharon Van Etten and The Shadows - a joyously eclectic mix by any standards.


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Michael Bonner

Happy birthday, Bob Dylan! 10 great clips



Happy birthday, Bob Dylan! 10 great clips

As some of you might possibly know, Bob Dylan turns 73 today. What a great excuse, then, to revisit some great Youtube clips of Bob in action...


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Michael Bonner

Oasis' Definitely Maybe 20 years on...



Oasis' Definitely Maybe 20 years on...

Like everything else, Noel Gallagher had an opinion about debut albums. “Definitely Maybe was the young, eager, wanting to get out there and fucking blow the world away album,” he told Uncut in 2000. As Gallagher claimed on many occasions, he’d been strategising a debut album, in whatever form, since his teenage years. With such apparent forethought, it’s no wonder that when Definitely Maybe appeared in August, 1994 it redrew the parameters of indie rock, filling a void left by The Stone Roses and gave Alan McGee’s Creation Records a world-class act.


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John Mulvey

The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

A new office this week, although a good few crates remain. These, though, are the tunes that’ve sensitively assisted our transition. Special props to Bob Carpenter’s rediscovered album from ’74, very much kin to “No Other”; to the Mauritanian desert rock of Noura Mint Seymali; to the reissue of an old Imaginary Softwoods ambient set from John Elliott, ex of Emeralds; and to the enduring usefulness of Pye Corner Audio and Girma Yifrashewa.


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Allan Jones

Revealed! Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jack White and Neil Young in the new Uncut



Revealed! Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jack White and Neil Young in the new Uncut

There’s plenty to shout about in the new UNCUT, which goes on sale this Friday, May 23. First of all, we have an exclusive new interview with PAUL WELLER, as he prepares for the release of MORE MODERN CLASSICS, a compilation drawing on tracks from the last 15 years of his illustrious career, a period during which his music has become increasingly more adventurous and unpredictable.


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Michael Bonner

"An incredible assortment of freaks": The making of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie



"An incredible assortment of freaks": The making of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie

Dennis Hopper would have been 78 tomorrow (May 17). That seemed like a good reason to dust down this piece I wrote on the making of The Last Movie, Hopper's legendarily unhinged follow-up to Easy Rider.


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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...