Graeme Thomson

Music

How Trojan Records conquered the world

The story behind the first and finest anthology of ska, rocksteady and reggae

By Graeme Thomson

Music

‘Germans thought we couldn’t play’: Irmin Schmidt of Can interviewed

The sole survivor of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century discusses taking risks, playing badly and ignoring the Brits

By Graeme Thomson

Music Review

The sermons poked out of the songs like busted bed springs: Van Morrison livestream reviewed

The gulf between what he settles on being and what he could still be is heartbreaking

By Graeme Thomson

Music

What did Steve get?

The Buzzcocks guitarist on a weird 2020

By Graeme Thomson

Art

In defense of Prince’s late style

There are real flashes of genius in albums such as One Nite Alone…

By Graeme Thomson

Art

Meet Dion, one of the last living links to the earliest days of rock ’n’ roll

Doo-wop’s elder statesman on Buddy Holly, Dylan and King David

By Graeme Thomson

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