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THE CLASH: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THEIR MUSIC
by TONY FLETCHER
PUBLISHED APRIL 8 2005
A CHRONOLOGICAL SONG-BY-SONG ACCOMPANIMENT TO THE ENTIRE CLASH CATALOGUE. WITH ADDITIONAL SECTIONS ON COMPILATIONS, FILMS, DVDs AND SOLO CAREERS. Available online through amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and at all good bookstores.


HEDONISM Tony Fletcher's debut novel is available mail order in the USA from Barnes&Noble.com. It's available mail order in the UK from amazon.co.uk or musicroom.com.
More info on Hedonism here.

REMARKS REMADE The first ever R.E.M. biography fully updated with ten new chapters covering Reveal and beyond. Available at UK bookstores, amazon.co.uk and musicroom. Available at select stores in the States and through BN.com. More info here

MOON The American edition of the Keith Moon biography is available in paperback at book stores, amazon.com, bn.com and amazon co.uk. More info here

DEAR BOY The British edition of the Keith Moon biography is available in paperback at book stores, amazon.com and amazon co.uk. More info here.

Limited hardback editions of Dear Boy/Moon remain available through amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and barnes&noble.com.


Never Stop: The Echo & The Bunnyment Story is out of print.

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iJAMMING! MUSIC

When I started this site, I used the Music Section to post full manuscripts of interviews I'd conducted for other outlets, to write about new releases of interest that I wasn't covering for magazines, to interview people or highlight new acts especially for the site, and to post some morning-after observations about shows I attended.

As iJamming! has grown and built, I've found myself placing most of my observations about music - including concert reviews - under my Daily Musings, which I post on the front page of the site. (The front page also lists the most recent additions in other areas of the site.) Please browse the Daily Musings Archives to see if I've written about a musical act that interests you - or use the search engine at left. I'm still conducting the occasional interview specifically for iJamming!, and I'm certainly posting a near-monthly Hitlist with many a featured album review that I encourage you to check out. Other than that, this page essentially operates as an archive and index to help you navigate your way through the music section of the site. Happy surfing.

THE MONTHLY HITLISTS:
reviews and recommendations

JUNE 2005: Albums, Books, Movies

SPRING CLEANING 2005: Cassettes from Yesteryear

SPRING 2005: Singles,Albums, Book, Film, Food, Experience

MARCH 2005: 15 ALBUMS

FEBRUARY 2005: Week of the Year already?

JANUARY 2005: "They almost got away"
The best of the rest of 2004

DECEMBER 2004: 10 Albums

OCTOBER 2004: 9 Albums

SEPTEMBER 2004: 10 New New York Albums

SUMMER 2004: More culture than makes sense

JUNE 2004: The Mid-Year Round-Up
A dozen featured albums, 15 more in rotation, some 12"s & books.

APRIL 2004: Albums, Singles, Books, Films, TV, Beer, Wine & Juice

MARCH 2004: Reissues revisited

FEBRUARY 2004: Ten That Got Away

DECEMBER 2003 Pt. 4: Solo Stars

DECEMBER 2003 Pt. 3: Global Techtronica:

DECEMBER 2003 Pt. 2 Tripped Out Brits

DECEMBER 2003 Pt. 1 British Dance Music - Down But Not Out

OCTOBER 2003 24 Albums

AUGUST 2003 8 CDs, 8 12"s, 6 books and 12 magazines from Britain

JULY 2003 10 new New York albums

JUNE 2003 15 new albums, 10 old albums, 5 movies

MAY 2003 20 albums, 1 online essential, 3 new magazines

MARCH 2003 20 albums, 5 ep's, 5 best-of's

FEBRUARY 2003 25 albums

DECEMBER 2002 5 x albums, eps, mix cds, best-of's and songs

NOVEMBER 2002 30 albums, 10 songs

OCTOBER 2002 30 albums, 10 songs

AUGUST 2002 28 albums

JULY 2002 30 Albums, 5 Songs, 5 books and a handful of movies.

JUNE 2002 30 Albums, 5 Songs, 5 books and a handful of movies.

BEST OF 2003: 10 Albums and 10 Singles

BEST OF 2002: 10 Albums and 10 Singles

BEST OF 2001: Albums, Concerts, Books and more

THE iJAMMING! INTERVIEWS
Click on artist name to link to interview

MICK JONES
on Joe Strummer, October 2004

TIM BOOTH
January 2005:

"My unconscious writes the best lyrics I write, and I have a weird relation with it where I feel I have a duty to be as truthful and as accurate as possible. And feeling that if I betrayed that, I would lose that communication."

WAYNE KRAMER
(The MC5)
on Pete Townshend, November 2004

MATT FRIEDBERGER (TheFiery Furnaces)
on Pete Townshend,Nov 2004

2 MANY DJ's
David and Stephen Dewaele, aka Soulwax, spring 2003

UNDERWORLD
Karl Hyde, summer 2002

"I'd done a pact with myself where I felt I was very ordinary, very middle of the road, and the only way I could contribute anything that was extreme enough was if I got ranging drunk, wrote everything down and handed it over to the recovering one in the morning. And he put that on the records."

CARL COX
December 2001

LAPTOP
Jesse Hartman, May 2001

PSYCHEDELIC FURS
Richard Butler, summer 2001

TRAVIS
Fran Healy, April 2000

MARK PERRY
January 2001

DAVID SYLVIAN
December 2000

BOY GEORGE
December 2000

SALLY TAYLOR
July 2000

TIMO MAAS
iJamming! Wine Muso 1, Sep 2000

JOHN ACQUAVIVA
iJamming! Wine Muso 2, Sep 2001

KEITH MOON BIOGRAPHY INTERVIEWS

DAVE EDMUNDS

JEFF BECK

ALICE COOPER

Jamming! Magazine Interview Archives

U2, 1984

KILLING JOKE, 1981

PAUL WELLER, 1978

THE JAM, 1979

ADAM ANT, 1978

ALTERNATIVE TV, 1978

FEATURED ALBUMS

The album reviews on this site have been an ever-morphing process, as follows.

There were daily postings in December 2000 to publicize some records that had slipped through the cracks that year: you can read the first part of those reviews HERE and the second part HERE.

Come 2001, I started cross-referencing occasional album reviews with occasional wine reviews - a process that is great fun and yet entirely serious. One section of those 2001 reviews are archived HERE and another section HERE.
I then wrote about four new albums that took on a different meaning after September 11. They can be found HERE.

In 2002, the music and wine cross-reviews got better organized; they averaged one a month as follows: Ballboy, Doleful Lions, Little Axe, the Me Without You soundtrack and Luke Slater are all HERE; Kevin Tihista, Felix da Housecat, Totally Blind Drunk Drivers, Laba Baby are HERE. I then wrote about The Half Man Half Biscuit catalogue and the Banco de Gaia/BT restrospectives HERE, and featured Tom Petty/Heartbreakers The Last DJ on its own page HERE. By the end of all that, I'd got the Monthly Hitlists going, which is where you will find most album reviews now archived.


In 2001, I started posting separate pages of reviews for MIX CDs: WHO, WHAT and WHY YOU SHOULD BOTHER. They're all cross-referenced with wine reviews.
Mix CDs from Ben Watt, Mr. C, Little Louie Vega and Eric Morillo, Jack Dangers and Afrika Bambaataa are reviewed on this page.
Mix CDs from Renegade Soundwave, Jody, DB, Bad Boy Bill, and Spooky are reviewed on this page.
From 2002, mix CDs from New Order, Carl Cox, 2 Many DJ's and Grandmaster Flash are reviewed on this page.
And from 2003, a mix CD by Tiga is reviewed here.

Once again, the best way to see if I wrote about an artist you're interested in is simply to use the search engine at the top left of the page.

OTHER iJAMMING! MUSIC FEATURES

Lost Classics 1:
RIDE - NOWHERE

Lost Classics 2:
THE CHILLS - Brave Words

THE REZILLOS Live in New Jersey, June 2002

R.E.M. AT CARNEGIE HALL, January 2002

BRIAN WILSON live at the Royal Festival Hall, Jan 2002

The CREATION, Live in Brooklyn, November 2001

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN:
Flowers takes root, Oct 2001

Artist Web Site:
LLOYDCOLE.COM

REMARKS REMADE:
Why I Rewrote my R.E.M. Biography

SUPERDRAG: Why they "love rock'n'roll, but don't want to deal with the hassle."

DAFT PUNK
Grows Up and Dumbs Down

DOVES: The Return of Shoegazing, March 2002

JOEY RAMONE R.I.P.

MUSICAL THANKSGIVING 2000

KIDS in AMERICA: Sugarcult & John Mayer

SNIFFIN' GLUE: The Essential Punk Accessory Reviewed


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