Live Review: Ian Brown

Live Review: Ian Brown

Dubai. Sandy emirate where the Arab jetset go to convert oil revenues into tacky soft furnishings. As the mercury swells to 38°C, even the beads of sweat develop beads of sweat. Women in abayas follow their husbands in dishdashas into...

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Album review: Ian Brown - 'My Way' (Polydor)

Album review: Ian Brown - 'My Way' (Polydor)

While we’ll most likely be denied ever hearing the man saying, “Fookin’ Space Hoppers, right, they were magic” on one of those I Love... programmes that the BBC make to fill up their Sunday night scheduling, you have to admire Ian Brown...

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Ian Brown

Ian Brown

Fresh from cooking up his latest absurd conspiracy theory – the moon, right, is a round piece of tin foil the CIA use to keep their crack cocaine in – King Monkey returns with a couple of Sex Pistols in tow. If anything, it’s testament to...

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Ian Brown: 'The World Is Yours'

Ian Brown: 'The World Is Yours'

Unfathomable as it is to most of us, some people get bored with music. The ears shut down, the tank runs empty. In the case of former Stone Rose John Squire, the urge to take up painting takes over. For Squire’s one-time bandmate Ian Brown,...

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Ian Brown Feat Sinead O’Connor

Ian Brown Feat Sinead O’Connor

One of the most outspoken anti-establishment figures in warbly folk rock, plus a man who sings like an air-raid siren: surely the most potent pairing to lay bare the hypocrisies behind Bush’s battle-mad crusading, and they don’t mince their...

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Ian Brown: The Greatest

Ian Brown: The Greatest

He’s not, of course, the greatest, but in times when genuine stars are in short supply, Ian Brown has at least earned the right to make the claim. And when you’ve made the best album of the last 20 years, but opt not to include any of it on...

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Brown, Ian : Brixton Carling Academy, London, Fri, October 22

Brown, Ian : Brixton Carling Academy, London,...

Outside the Academy, tickets for the final date of Ian Brown’s ‘Solarized’ tour are changing hands for £90. So high is the expectation for onstage guests and a Roses-based set that even the police look like they might be tempted to shell...

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Ian Brown    : Solarized

Ian Brown : Solarized

He might not be the smartest of his generation, but it's time to cherish Ian Brown for what he's doing now. You wonder whether, as he played those Stone Roses standards at Claremont Landscape Garden recently, Ian Brown didn't wonder to...

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Brown, Ian : London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Brown, Ian : London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Hopping on the spot like a prize fighter, a lean, tanned Ian Brown looks like he hasn’t aged a day in the last ten years. He still stalks the stage expecting adulation as a birth right, beckoning at those seated upstairs to get on their feet...

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Brown, Ian  :  Whispers

Brown, Ian : Whispers

As has been a bit of a theme with the Ian Brown of late, if it’s all about vibe then we’re fine ‘cos this has got it by the shedfull (syncopated, moody, clattering drums, a vast swathe of swooshy string business, and so on), but if it’s...

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