11 June 2022
“To the new wavers of ’77, Elvis Costello must have looked a straightforward proposition, a black and white world. Punk’s febrile, combative energies and the naïve excitement of golden age rock’n’roll and mod beat encapsulated in one bespectacled, legs-akimbo, skinny tied package. And so, for a short while, it would prove; as the arrival of The Attractions – and a pill-popping angry young man attitude – powered Costello on to the new wave front lines with This Year’s Model and Armed Forces, his aesthetic cohered around barbed and allusive dissections of pop culture, cutting social commentary and the politics of love and war. A critical darling, and not just because, as Dave Lee Roth bitterly attested, the sleeve of …Model was, for most journalists, like looking in a mirror.”
In the 148 pages of this Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide, fully updated to account for his most recent activity, you’ll read some of Costello’s most memorable interactions with just those journalists. Here you’ll find spiky moments – “Getting it all down are you?” – and expansive encounters. Not to mention a full reckoning of the many recordings, collaborations and other adventures which caused them to occur in the first place.
You can purchase a copy and let it send to your home. Info here.
15 November 2021
The new and final 2021 issue of British monthly Uncut Magazine
features Bruce Springsteen, along with typically illuminating interviews
with the likes of Jason Isbell, Jonny Greenwood, Ryley Walker, and Robert
Plant and Alison Krauss is out now.
But the bulk of this bumper issue is devoted to our Review Of 2021, in
which we reveal the 75 best new albums, the 50 best archive releases, the
20 best films and 10 best music books of the year, as voted for by Uncut’s
staff and contributors.
You can order a copy and sent it your home here
10 April 2021
Uncut‘s June issue comes with DYLAN REVISITED: “A covermount CD made up
of 14 cover versions of choice cuts from Dylan’s songbook recorded exclusively for
Uncut, as well as a previously unreleased track from the man himself.”
You can order the special issue here.
Artists & tracklist…
Bob Dylan – ‘Too Late (Acoustic Version)’
Richard Thompson – ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’
Courtney Marie Andrews – ‘To Ramona’
The Flaming Lips – ‘Lay Lady Lay’
The Weather Station – ‘Precious Angel’
Cowboy Junkies – ‘I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You’
Thurston Moore – ‘Buckets Of Rain’
Fatoumata Diawara – ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’
Brigid Mae Power – ‘One More Cup Of Coffee’
Low – ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’
Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg – ‘Dark Eyes’
Patterson Hood & Jay Gonzalez – ‘Blind Willie McTell’
Frazey Ford – ‘The Times They Are a-Changin”
Jason Lytle – ‘Most Of The Time’
Weyes Blood – ‘Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands’
Not invited to the party… Guns ‘N Roses
18 March 2021
British Uncut Magazine has an Ultimate Music Guide to the visionary genius
of The Fall out. Every album reviewed! ! Featuring encounters with hip priest
Mark E Smith! The complete guide to the wonderful and frightening world of
Britain’s most original band.
You can buy a copy online here.