❉ 40 years on from Bolan’s passing, a personal appreciation of an underrated album.
❉ “It’s not even ambition, it’s total obsession with being a star”
❉ John Rain on Dog Man Star, Galton & Simpson, Peter Cook, Twitter and, of course, Smersh Pod.
❉ 25 years ago today, Suede lit the fuse of Britpop with their mission statement.
❉ Writer, biographer, novelist, broadcaster on her heroes, influences, inspirations, career and cult faves.
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering: This week, writer, broadcaster and T-Rexpert, Mark Paytress.
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering. This week: She’s been from Benidorm to Shetland and she plays a mean game of pool…
❉ David Bowie had more than one ‘Laughing Gnome’ up his sleeve. Meet the relatives…
❉ Sean Dickson on his new album, The Soup Dragons, the late Alan Vega, John Peel, T. Rex, and getting banned from TV-am.
❉ Arch-contrarian Julie Burchill on Midnight Cowboy, The World At War, Ambition, Sugar Rush, and how the ballet career went tits-up.