INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES INDEX 

= Newly Added From SPUK

 

1977-1979
Reflections on independence       November 1978 NME     by Ian Penman    
The nitty gritti on Scritti Politti January 1979 Sounds    by Dave McCullough   
In Full Command February1979 single sheet fanzine    by Ian Penman    
The Popular Press June or July 1979? V Sign no.1    by Steve Taylor   
From the pressing plants... June or July 1979? After Hours no.1    by John and Charles   
and debate goes on... Sept.- Oct.1979 P.S.  by Igor (Steve Write) 
Turn of the Scrits December 8th,1979 Sounds    by Dave McCullough 
Scritti Politti   1979 or 1980 Printed Noises fanzine    by Leroy Keene  
1980-1982
Where radical meets chic    October 31st,1981 NME    by Barney Hoskyns 
Scritti Politti    November 12-25th,1981 Smash Hits   by Ian Birch   
WAKE UP! "We Gonna Be BIG!"   November 1981 Vinyl   

by Harrold Schellinck

translated from Dutch by Ellen Pronk  

 

Spaghetti Rock    January 1982 The Observer supplement    by Anthony Denselow  
The Sweetest Groove    May 29th,1982 Melody Maker    by Lynden Barber   
The Polittics of ecstasy    May 29th,1982 Sounds    by Simon Dwyer   
Scritti Politti SFX cassette Interview    June 26-July 8th,1982 SFX * Issue 16    by John DeBono   
Quiet Please! It's the Scritti Politti Broadcast   June 10-23th,1982 Smash Hits    by Johnny Black   
Scritti Politti    July or August 1982 Jamming! by Tony Fletcher   
Singles Reviewed by Green of Scritti Politti  August 14th,1982 Melody Maker    by Green Gartside   
How Rough Trade Revolutionarie...    Summer 1982 The Face   by Anthony Denselow  
POLITTI-CAL ASYLUM    September 4th,1982 Sounds    by Dave McCullough 
Natty design or grand illusion?    September 4th,1982 NME    by Chris Bohn   
1983-1985
To beez or not to beez    March 3rd,1984 Sounds    by Chris Burkham   
Say a little prayer for Green    March 10th,1984 NME    by Richard Cook   
GREEN    March 29th-April 11th,1984 Smash Hits   by Peter Martin   
Greenpiece   

July 1984 

International Musician and Recording World magazine  

by Tony Horkins   
Hip Hop And An Early Approach September 1984 Vinyl   

by Joost Niemoller   

translated from Dutch by Ellen Pronk   

The Word Boy   October 1984 Star Hits    by Mark Coleman   
HYPNOTIZED    November 17th,1984 No.1. by Paul Bursche   
The Grass Is Always...    publication unknown 1984 by Peter Holt  
Scritti Politti    publication unknown 1985 by Karen Lynn   
Scritti Politti : CUPID & PSYCHE '85    1985 Vinyl   

by Joost Niemoller   

translated from Dutch by Ellen Pronk   

Title Unknown    1985 by Bop
How green is my album?    May 1985 One Two Testing    by Tony Bacon   
Word play    May 1985 Sounds    by Chris Roberts   
TV interview  (with its video)  June 1985 Number 73 by Kim Goodie 
Green : The Word Boy    June 1985 Blitz no.32    by Paul Mathur   
In a Green World    June 1985 Jamming!    by Chris Heath   
Why does this man like the Archers?    June 1st,1985 Record Mirror   

by Eleanor Levy   

Reproduced with permission form Record Mirror at AoF 

1997 Mirror Freeman Entertainment. All rights reserved

Psyched out   

June 1st, 1985 NME     by Gavin Martin   

The Secret History of Scritti Politti   

June 5-18th,1985 Smash Hits    by Peter Martin    
Green - personal file    June 1985 publication unknown author unknown   
Green machines   

July 1985 

International Musician and Recording World magazine 

by Adrian Deevoy  
Philosophy Of The Love Song    July 1985 Vinyl   

by Joost Niemoller   

translated from Dutch by Ellen Pronk   

David Gamson and Fred Maher    August 1985 Scritti Politti Magazine no1. interviewed by Green Gartside   
Green    August 1985 Scritti Politti Magazine no1. compiled by Geoff Parkyn   
The pursuit of pop perfection    September 1985 Sunday Times    by Stephen Fay   
Is this man too smart by half?    November 1985 The Het    by Marc Issue   
Scritti Politti in their own words    1986 Star Hits    *****
1986-1988
Enigma Variation March 5th,1988 Melody Maker    by Simon Reynolds   
Feeling Blue  June 4th, 1988 Record Mirror    by Nancy Culp   

Reproduced with permission form Record Mirror at AoF 

1997 Mirror Freeman Entertainment. All rights reserved

Scritti Politti : Oh Patti   June 1988 Smash Hits   by Richard Lowe   
Philosophy now!  June 1988 Tempo  

by David Joop  

translated from German by Dirk Schultz  

Poet - thinker - dandy    July 1988 Network Press  

by Arnold Meyer  

translated from German by Dirk Schultz  

Love Smartly    August 20th,1988 Melody Maker    by Steve Sutherland   
A Provisional Arrangement    August 1988 Music Technology    by Tim Goodyer   
That Obscure Object of Desire    August 20th,1988 NME    by Stuart Maconie   
A Restauranter's Guide to the Galaxy    date unknown Alternative Press by Rachel Felder   
The Green Manifesto    date unknown The Face    by David Toop   
A Career In Politti    publication unknown 1988   by Andrew Smith  
It's Not Easy Being Green    publication unknown 1988   by Adam Sweeting  
The Sweetest Boy (Provision Record Review)   publication unknown 1988   by David Stubbs   
1989-1991
BBC Radio One record review   February 1991 BBC Radio One   hosted by Mike Read  
Scritti Politti : Intellectual Hooliganism March 2nd, 1991 Melody Maker   by Chris Roberts  
From Ragga To Riches March 3rd, 1991 Record Mirror   by Paul Tierney  

Reproduced with permission form Record Mirror at AoF 

1997 Mirror Freeman Entertainment. All rights reserved

Green Meets Shabba Ranks March 9th, 1991 Melody Maker   author unknown  
Do The Gart, Man March 16th, 1991 NME   by Terry Staunton  
Scritti Politti April 1991 Smash Hits   by William Shaw  
The Biz radio interview   April 1991 Red Dragon radio station (Wales)   by Chris Moore
Green Gartside October 5th, 1991 Melody Maker   by Andrew Smith  
Fred Maher...Sonic Producer publication unknown 1991 by Lynn Geller  
Flavors publication unknown 1991   by Dave Seaman  
1999
Look back in languor   July 1999 Sunday Times    by Mark Edwards  
It's not easy being Green   July 1999 The Guardian newspaper   by Michael Bracewell   
Dotmusic interview   July 1999 Dotmusic website   Interviewer unknown   
Return of an Eighties enigma   July 1999 The Times   by David Sinclair   
How hip hop saved my life   July 1999 Daily Telegraph   by Neil McCormick  
My dinner with Derrida   July 1999 The Independent   by John O'Reilly  
Talking with a German  

July 1999 not for publication 

Jochen kindly send the precious script 

to the AoF. It's his interesting long talk

with Green Gartside. Special thanks to Jochen!!

by Jochen Bonz
This week I am mostly wearing ...   August 1999 Mojo  by Barney Hoskyns  
Other Articles
Record reviews extracted from reviews of Scritti Politti's records in various magazines.
Gig reviews 1978-1980

extracted from gig reviews.

They give an interesting insight into the band's early days of playing live.

Scritti Politti rarely played live after 1980.

 

Press Information on Songs To Remember Rough Trade cassette interview Interview with Green by Clive Williamson

on Cupid Psyche '85 

Warner Bros press release  Author unknown 

on Provision 

Warner Bros press release  Author unknown