Music Interviews

LCD Soundsystem: "That guy who cared? He quit! Now you get me!"

LCD Soundsystem: "That guy who cared? He quit! Now you get me!"The live album of LCD Soundsystem's final gig at Madison Square Garden is finally being released...

The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli – My Life In Music

The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli – My Life In MusicAs The Afghan Whigs release Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years, we delve into the...

An Audience With… Beck

An Audience With… BeckAs Beck brings Morning Phase to Coachella in California in a couple of weeks (April 13/20), then...

Animal Collective – Album By Album

Animal Collective – Album By AlbumEnter The Slasher House, the debut album from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, consisting of Dave...

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn – My Life In Music

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn – My Life In MusicThe Hold Steady release their sixth album, Teeth Dreams, on March 24 – in this piece from the Uncut...

Kurt Vile: “Like Neil Young says, your past is your worst enemy”

Kurt Vile: “Like Neil Young says, your past is your worst enemy”The War On Drugs’ new album, Lost In The Dream, is out on Monday (March 17). Here, in this feature...

Elbow – Album By Album

Elbow – Album By AlbumThe Take Off And Landing Of Everything, Elbow’s sixth album, is out on Monday (March 10) – in this...

The making of… Buzzcocks’ Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)

The making of… Buzzcocks’ Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)While Buzzcocks ready themselves for a set of UK and European dates (beginning March 7 at the...

David Byrne and St Vincent: “It’s something really extraordinary”

David Byrne and St Vincent: “It’s something really extraordinary”St Vincent releases her self-titled fourth album on Monday (February 24) – here, from the Uncut...

Glyn Johns – Album By Album

Glyn Johns – Album By AlbumThe Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench is about to release a solo album, You Should Be So Lucky, produced...

Bill Callahan: “I feel like it’s my duty to earn the air I breathe everyday”

Bill Callahan: “I feel like it’s my duty to earn the air I breathe everyday”Bill Callahan plays London’s Royal Festival Hall tonight (February 7), in support of his Dream...

Edwyn Collins – My Life In Music

Edwyn Collins – My Life In MusicDeluxe reissues of all of Orange Juice’s seminal albums are out on February 3 – to celebrate that,...

Pete Seeger: "You should never give up!"

Pete Seeger: "You should never give up!"From Uncut's February 2013 issue (Take 189), the incredible Pete Seeger on Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan...

The glory and torment of being Syd Barrett, by David Bowie, David Gilmour, Mick Rock, Joe Boyd, Damon Albarn and more…

The glory and torment of being Syd Barrett, by David Bowie, David Gilmour, Mick Rock, Joe Boyd, Damon Albarn and more…It’s recently been announced that a rare live recording of Syd Barrett guesting on guitar with The...

An Audience With… John Paul Jones

An Audience With… John Paul JonesThe Led Zeppelin legend has just returned with a new group, Minibus Pimps, in collaboration with...

Danger Mouse – Album By Album

Danger Mouse – Album By AlbumTwelve years after he was pulling pints in a pub in London Bridge, Brian Burton is perhaps busier...

David Bowie's The Next Day – Uncut's epic, definitive review

David Bowie's The Next Day – Uncut's epic, definitive reviewReligious dissidents and juvenile delinquents, Greenwich Village and Potsdamer Platz, doomed...

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...

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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,”...