FATBOY SHIT

Fat Les and thin LO FIS...

This week in NMEFat Les pose as THE VILLAGE PEOPLE and admit that they’re SHIT! “Football and Christmas rercords are the worst sorts of records,” says ALEX JAMES. “Obviously, this is a shit record…”

HENRY ROLLINS talks about the music that made him a MAN (that’s MAN in block capitals) in Songs In The Key Of Life. He wants ‘Search And Destroy’ by IGGY & THE STOOGES to be played at his funeral.

FAULTLINE aka DAVID KOSTEN whose debut single ‘Control’ sampled death threats left on his answerphone, talks to VICTORIA SEGAL about sharing a name with a leather bar and a foot fetishist’s web site.

LO FIDELITY ALLSTARS (pictured) talk a strange kind of sense to SIMON WILLIAMS in New York. We catch PULP, CAT POWER, GOLDIE and BLONDIE live, while PEARL JAM, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, TIMBALAND and BILL WELLS OCTET VS FUTURE PILOT AKA‘s new albums are reviewed.

There are singles from TEN BENSON, PENTHOUSE, SPACE and THE BITTER SPRINGS.

Films include the ace OUT OF SIGHT and the no-so-ace THE NEGOTIATOR.

All this and an amusing picture of REM on SESAME STREET; see if you can spot the MUPPET!