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The Making Of… Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody

The Making Of… Slade’s Merry Xmas EverybodyFrom Uncut’s January 2013 issue (Take 188)… A 20-minute shower and a few drinks down the pub...

Keith Richards: "I’m all for a quiet life… 
I just didn’t get one"

Keith Richards: "I’m all for a quiet life… 
I just didn’t get one"Today (December 18), Keith Richards is 70 years old – to celebrate the Stone's landmark birthday,...

The Making Of… Status Quo’s Down Down

The Making Of… Status Quo’s Down DownThe Quo are currently on a UK tour, hitting London’s O2 on December 15 – and here’s one song that...

An Audience With… Bobby Gillespie

An Audience With… Bobby GillespiePrimal Scream are touring the UK next week, beginning their trip at Manchester’s Apollo (December...

Mark Lanegan – Album By Album

Mark Lanegan – Album By AlbumAs Mark Lanegan prepares to release a career-spanning compilation, Has God Seen My Shadow? An...

An Audience With… Stephen Malkmus

An Audience With… Stephen MalkmusPavement frontman and solo artist Malkmus is releasing a new album, Wig Out At Jagbags, with his...

Shelter From The Storm – the inside story of Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks

Shelter From The Storm – the inside story of Bob Dylan’s Blood On The TracksIn an archive piece taken from Uncut’s January 2005 issue (Take 92), we look back at Dylan in 1975...

The Making Of… Hawkwind’s Silver Machine

The Making Of… Hawkwind’s Silver MachineWith Hawkwind and Motörhead both touring the UK this month (November 2013), we take a look at the...

An Audience With… Ian Hunter

An Audience With… Ian HunterAs Mott The Hoople prepare to tour again this month (beginning at Birmingham’s Symphony on November...

Morrissey: "It sounds too much like Waitrose. It needs to be more Harrods"

Morrissey: "It sounds too much like Waitrose. It needs to be more Harrods"Here's what you might not find in Autobiography… wrestling matches with Vini Reilly! Ouija boards,...

An Audience With… Sinéad O’Connor

An Audience With… Sinéad O’ConnorIn this piece from the Uncut archive (March 2013, Take 190), the outspoken Irish singer answers...

An Audience With... Frank Black

An Audience With... Frank BlackPixies are back with new material and a world tour – but back in August 2006’s issue (Take 111),...

Arcade Fire: “We might never write a good song again”

Arcade Fire: “We might never write a good song again”With Arcade Fire’s new album, Reflektor, due for release on October 28, this week’s archive feature...

Roy Harper: “I was an absolute rebel… I once painted the local town hall with swastikas and hammers and sickles”

Roy Harper: “I was an absolute rebel… I once painted the local town hall with swastikas and hammers and sickles”Roy Harper has recently returned with a raved-about new album, Man & Myth, and a UK tour,...

Lou Reed: “I’ve lied so much about the past, I can’t tell what is true any more”

Lou Reed: “I’ve lied so much about the past, I can’t tell what is true any more”In this archive piece from our March 2003 issue (Take 70), Uncut meets Lou Reed in his favourite...

Johnny Cash – “There will never be another Cash. Never…”

Johnny Cash – “There will never be another Cash. Never…”Everyone knows the mythical image of The Man In Black. But the truth about Johnny Cash was a whole...

Kings Of Leon: “We never even considered being rock stars”

Kings Of Leon: “We never even considered being rock stars”With Kings Of Leon’s sixth album, Mechanical Bull, set for release on September 23, we thought it...

Queen: “It was all like a fantasy to see how far we could go”

Queen: “It was all like a fantasy to see how far we could go”Freddie Mercury would have turned 67 yesterday – so in tribute to the great singer, songwriter and...

Leonard Cohen: “I didn't have the interior authority to tackle some of my greatest songs”

Leonard Cohen: “I didn't have the interior authority to tackle some of my greatest songs”We thought it time to return to this rare, amazing interview from Uncut’s December 1997 issue (Take...

The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg – Album By Album

The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg – Album By AlbumThe reunited Replacements are playing their first full shows this week, so it seems time to dig out...

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Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...