November 9 1996


"People don't think we can have changes, but only 40 years ago we were having world war 3. Adolf was E'd off his head killing loads of people."

- Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays ('89)

cover Welcome to the November 9 edition of, the World Wide Web site of NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS - the world's most famous music newspaper where we bring you the hottest NEWS from the helter-skelter world of hitmakers and heartbreakers, along with the latest REVIEWS, record RELEASES, tour DATES, top CHART action and GOSSIP from the ever-probing tentacles of the NME party posse.

For those of you who missed our on-line chat with the mighty ELASTICA, a transcript of Justine and company's cyberconversations is included this week. Thanks to all of those who took part, and remember, will be bringing you more stars. Stay tuned.

In this week's ALBUM reviews, we party like it's 1999 with TRICKY's gothic 'Pre-Millenium Tension', soar on cotton-candy coloured clouds with the chirpy LIGHTNING SEEDS' new LP 'Dizzy Heights", bleep the night away courtesy of APHEX TWIN's newie 'Richard D James Album', and we pay our respects to the late Tupac Shakur with the posthumous 2PAC & MAKAVELI album 'The Don Killuminati - The Seven Day Theory'.

There's the usual bumper crop of audio delights in SINGLES where you can download samples from PRODIGY, KULA SHAKER, ALABAMA 3, and PJ HARVEY & JOHN PARISH. In FEATURES you won't be able to move for the insights and out-takes from KULA SHAKER, TRICKY, APHEX TWIN, BIS, INCOGNITO and MAZZY STAR. And in the LIVE section, there's front-line reports on PEARL JAM, GALLON DRUNK, GENE, THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH, and KENICKIE/ORLANDO.

And don't forget that you can check out sampled offerings from NME's own 'Singles Of The Week' album featuring our pick of the best tracks from the class of 1995. We're talking about great music from the likes of PULP, ASH, THE CHARLATANS, TRICKY, THE VERVE, THE HIGH LLAMAS and ANITA LANE & NICK CAVE and more besides. Download the audio selections and then place your order with us! Simple!

There's plenty more entertainment to be had elsewhere in VIBES (now with added specialist charts and more features) ON, GIG SEARCH and the ever-popular ANGST forum, where you get to say what's on your mind and loads of other people tell you you're crap!

Enjoy this issue of and remember for the full NME er, monty, the November 9 cover-dated paper is on sale (only 90 of your Earth pence) at a newsagent near you.

Steve Dowling

Brendon Fitzgerald is on holiday

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