Uncut Back Issues

March 2013

Uncut - March 2013

In this month's Audience With Sinéad O'Connor, she's asked about her traumatic appearance at the all-star bash at New York's Madison Square Garden, put on by Columbia Records to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dylan's debut album for the label.

February 2013

Uncut - February 2013

Before Melody Maker swept me off the street in the manner of a benevolent old codger taking a pallid waif into his kindly, white-haired care in something written to make you weep by the venerable Dickens, I worked for a bleak season or two in the mail order department of a bookstore near Piccadilly Circus.

January 2013

Uncut - January 2013

This is the last Uncut of 2012, rather unbelievably. It barely seems 12 months since I sat down to write the column that introduced our final issue of 2011. How much faster can time go by?

December 2012

Uncut - December 2012

As an alternative to my usual wittering, I'm handing over this column to Matt Allan, one of the many readers who were moved to write in response to our recent cover story on The Byrds, a band for whom Uncut readers clearly have an uncommon affection.

November 2012

Uncut - November 2012

When it comes out in the autumn of 1974, Gene Clark's No Other seems to me like an album everybody should hear, nothing short of a masterpiece.

October 2012

Uncut - October 2012

The first time Melody Maker feels confident enough to send me abroad without fearing an international incident as a consequence, I'm dispatched to interview Frank Zappa in Paris, where The Mothers Of Invention are celebrating their 10th anniversary.

September 2012

Uncut - September 2012

Joe Strummer would have been 60 this month, but imagine him for a moment the way I remember him at 20.

August 2012

Uncut - August 2012

When Neil Young brings Crazy Horse to London in 1976, I'm four rows from the front of the stage at Hammersmith Odeon. It's late March, a Sunday night. I still have the tickets, somewhere, probably curled at the edges and yellow with age by now, a bit like most of us who were there at the time.

July 2012

Uncut - July 2012

The best I can say in pitiful mitigation of my frequently poor behaviour at the time is that in those days I was not easily embarrassed and usually up for anything, a sorry mix. Anyway, it's October 1976. Patti Smith's just released her new album, Radio Ethiopia.

June 2012

Uncut - June 2012

Excuse me for looking perhaps a little startled, but I've just been told in the slightly murmuring voice of someone similarly shocked by the turn of events that on May 1, just after this issue goes on sale, it will be 15 years since we put out the first Uncut.

May 2012

Uncut - May 2012

"It was madness," is how Gregg Allman describes his brief but spectacularly stormy marriage to Cher in this month's issue, sounding similarly horrified by what he remembers of the album he recorded with her, 1977's pretty lamentable Allman And Woman: Two The Hard Way.

April 2012

Uncut - April 2012

David Bowie, as we are often reminded, is among many other things a master of reinvention. It seems more than a little appropriate then that he's on the cover of this month's issue.

March 2012

Uncut - March 2012

I went to the Star-Club once, but I didn’t see The Beatles. They'd long since left the building, playing their last residency there 50 years ago, in 1962.

February 2012

Uncut - February 2012

The spirit of CCR lives… 15 tracks that inspired, or were inspired by, John Fogerty and co

January 2012

Uncut - January 2012

Fifteen tracks from Uncut's Albums of the Year, including Wilco, Gillian Welch, Fleet Foxes, Ry Cooder, Josh T Pearson, Low, White Denim and Metronomy

December 2011

Uncut - December 2011

15 great tracks by artists who influenced Waits or were inspired by him, including Captain Beefheart, Beirut, Howlin' Wolf, Harry Partch, Johnny Dowd, Frank Sinatra and The Low Anthem

November 2011

Uncut - November 2011

14 brilliant tracks, including Grizzly Bear, Ganglians, Plush, Van Dyke Parks, Gruff Rhys and Sufjan Stevens

October 2011

Uncut - October 2011

Hep cats and rockabilly dudes! 15 great tracks, including Dale Hawkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and George 'Thumper' Jones

September 2011

Uncut - September 2011

15 great tracks, My Morning Jacket, White Denim, EMA, Dave Alvin, The Felice Brothers, Destroyer, Metronomy The Go! Team and more

August 2011

Uncut - August 2011

16 great tracks, featuring Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and more

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