Uncut Back Issues

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

July 2011

Uncut - July 2011

The astonishing story of the Mod legends and their ill-fated frontman, Steve Marriott: “There was something in his psyche,” says his Humble Pie bandmate Peter Frampton. “Some huge problem…”

June 2011

Uncut - June 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB - A 70th Birthday Gift To Bob Dylan

May 2011

Uncut - May 2011

15 tracks of folk and cosmic Americana classics, compiled exclusively for Uncut by Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold – featuring Roy Harper, Mountain Man, Dungen, PG Six, Sandy Denny & The Strawbs and more

April 2011

Uncut - April 2011

15 fine tracks from 21ST Century Troubadours, including Josh Ritter, Justin Townes Earle, Simone Felice, Villagers, Josh T Pearson, Hiss Golden Messenger and more

March 2011

Uncut - March 2011

16 tracks of the wildest New Orleans soul and R'n'B, featuring Dr John, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Bobby Charles, Professor Longhair and more

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Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...