Andy Ross
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Andy has - in his time - been a band member, record shop manager, record label chief, publisher, press officer, music journalist and general dogsbody. As boss of Food Records, Andy had 6 number one albums with three different bands - Blur, Jesus Jones and The Bluetones - and an unbroken run of over 120 consecutive top 100 singles. Other signings included Dubstar, The Supernaturals, Shampoo and Idlewild. Andy is currently involved in management, looking after Cut and a mystery band...

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Shoegazing - The Coining of a Genre

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2016 | (00:00)

The Scene That Celebrates Itself was identified by Steve Sutherland in the pages of his august organ, Melody Maker (b. 1926). TSTCI wasn't a genre, as such.

The 'scene' bit was rather more accurate, but the cast list would utterly discard the term; the 'scene' was a motley crew...

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Return of the Turntable

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2016 | (23:00)

Among the paraphernalia assembled in the meticulously recreated 1969 'home' of the emergent proto-rock superstar, Jimi Hendrix, newly opened to the public at 23, Brook St, Mayfair, is a boxed Bang and Olufsen turntable, unopened.*

It is unlikely that Jimi would have predicted that, 45 years after his demise, the...

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'You Got The Love' - The Remarkable Success Of The Song That Never Was

(1) Comments | Posted 22 November 2011 | (23:00)

One unlikely - to say the least - coincidence which cropped up at this year's round of party conferences, was the selection by the leaders of both Labour and Conservative parties for their speech theme music recordings to be by Florence And The Machine.

While David Cameron...

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The Rock T-Shirt - Vicarious Cool

(1) Comments | Posted 8 October 2011 | (00:00)

Pub conversations often lead to stupid banter, but when you inhabit Camden you get to see a lot of stupid stuff. You also get to see a lot of stupid stuff appertaining to something that once a upon a time was called 'rock and roll".

Having come...

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Deconstructing the Construct; Journalism in a State of Flux

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2011 | (00:00)

Let's cut to the chase - I don't want to beat about the bush or mince my words - It's time to step up to the plate and have a heads-up with the nest of vipers that is the can of worms that is Plain English.

Plain...

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