Michael Bonner

Bob Dylan, London Royal Albert Hall, November 26, 2013



Bob Dylan, London Royal Albert Hall, November 26, 2013

“You Brits need an injection!” rages the Australian in the gents’ toilet.


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John Mulvey

The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2013



The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

A pretty amazing week of new arrivals kicked off with the arrival of the beautiful thing pictured above; the Third Man/Revenant Paramount Records box set (Volume One, I should note). Lots to talk about there, not least the 800 tracks, and once I’ve had a deeper and more extensive listen I’ll try and blog about it properly.


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John Mulvey

Revealed! The New Uncut! Plus: Bubbling Under – The Auspicious Albums That Didn’t Make Our Best Of 2013 Chart…



Revealed! The New Uncut! Plus: Bubbling Under – The Auspicious Albums That Didn’t Make Our Best Of 2013 Chart…

The new issue of Uncut arrives in UK shops this Thursday - though, if you’re a subscriber, you might receive your copy a little earlier. Morrissey, as you’ll see, is on the cover, and David Cavanagh’s ostensibly picked up the plot where Autobiography left off, uncovering the inside story on what has turned out to be a very weird year indeed for the singer.


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John Mulvey

A Neil Young Ultimate Music Guide sampler: "Broken Arrrow"



A Neil Young Ultimate Music Guide sampler: "Broken Arrrow"

The Neil Young Ultimate Music Guide that I wrote about here (along with a review of the forthcoming “Live At The Cellar Door” set) is on sale now, so I thought it might be useful to post a sampler of what you might expect in this Uncut special: namely, this piece by me on 1996’s underrated “Broken Arrow”. Every Neil album is reviewed in comparable detail – you can find details of where to buy the mag here


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Michael Bonner

"I don’t like strangeness!" An extensive interview with Kristin Hersh



"I don’t like strangeness!" An extensive interview with Kristin Hersh

I wrote a Throwing Muses feature for the November 2013 issue of Uncut, for which I spoke to all Muses past and present. The key interview, of course, was with Kristin Hersh, which ended up taking place over two lengthy sessions.


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Bob Dylan - Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium, November 18, 19 & 20, 2013



Bob Dylan - Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium, November 18, 19 & 20, 2013

To get to the Clyde Auditorium - the 3,000-seat venue crouched on the riverbank beside the SECC, which Glaswegians only ever refer to as The Armadillo - you have to traverse a long, wormy, weather-beaten covered walkway that bridges a motorway.


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John Mulvey

The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2013



The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2013

Moving swiftly through another craven plug for our Neil Young Ultimate Music Guide, a mostly decent list this week, with a few strong new entries from Rosanne Cash, Africa Express, Matt Baldwin, and Thee Oh Sees, plus a welcome expanded reissue from Hiss Golden Messenger.


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John Mulvey

Reviewed! Neil Young, "Live At The Cellar Door". Unveiled! Neil Young: The Ultimate Music Guide.



Reviewed! Neil Young, "Live At The Cellar Door". Unveiled! Neil Young: The Ultimate Music Guide.

You are, I guess, never finished with Neil Young. A few weeks ago, as we were wrapping up an Uncut Ultimate Music Guide special dedicated to him, the news came through that Young was moving on again. Just as we thought we’d put together a comprehensive survey of all his recorded work, another Archives Performance Series release crept onto the schedules.


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John Mulvey

The "Marquee Moon"/"Sailor's Life" Youtube playlist



The "Marquee Moon"/"Sailor's Life" Youtube playlist

Yesterday I posted an interview here with Cian Nugent that prompted a Twitter conversation about other records which operate in the fairly narrow space between Television’s “Marquee Moon” and Fairport Convention’s “A Sailor’s Life”. This morning I’ve collated all the suggestions into a Youtube playlist, which should keep you elevated for an hour or two.


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John Mulvey

An interview with Cian Nugent



An interview with Cian Nugent

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos’ “Born With The Caul” is one of my favourite albums of the year, as I tried to explain as part of this blog from a month or so back. The album came out this week, anyhow, so I thought it was worth posting this Q&A with Cian here. Some really nice stuff on his influences, especially…


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Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...