Melody Maker

Melody Maker

Profile:
British weekly music newspaper, founded in 1926. In 2000 it was merged into New Musical Express.

Founded on the growing popularity of dance-band and jazz-style music in the UK the magazine beat the launch of television in the UK by two years. After the war, and staunchly following the trail of 'easy-listening' and jazz-oriented music, the weekly was slow to embrace the emergence of skiffle, rock n' roll and blues and soon found itself competing with the likes of New Musical Express [NME] and Beat Instrumental.

The main feature which helped maintain its sales in the growing and ever-competitive 'music mag' market was its adherence to quality reviews of equipment and a willingness to report on reader's demo recordings. However, despite a glossy-cover relaunch in the 1990s the 'MM', as it was known, finally became merged with NME along with its core journalists under the umbrella of IPC Media.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BOSNIA 1 Serious Road Trip  album cover Various Serious Road Trip(12", Promo) Melody Maker BOSNIA 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CONFLICT 1 MM Vinyl Conflict 1  album cover Various MM Vinyl Conflict 1(7", EP, Comp) Melody Maker CONFLICT 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CONFLICT 2 Vinyl Conflict 2  album cover Various Vinyl Conflict 2(7", EP) Melody Maker CONFLICT 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
DEDCD 010 Caution! Hot Tips!  album cover Various Caution! Hot Tips!(CD, Comp) Dedicated, Melody Maker DEDCD 010 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DVDS-067 Live From London  album cover Nazareth (2) Live From London(DVD-V, Unofficial, Multichannel, NTSC, Dol) LW Editora, Spot Films DVDS-067 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
LYN 1190/91 Red Stripe (Playback Volume 1)  album cover Various Red Stripe (Playback Volume 1)(LP, Comp) Melody Maker, Melody Maker, Melody Maker LYN 1190/91 UK 1982 Sell This Version
LYN 11183/84 Born Every Minute / Living On The Ceiling + Sad Day (Excerpt)  album cover The Passage / Blancmange The Passage / Blancmange - Born Every Minute / Living On The Ceiling + Sad Day (Excerpt)(Flexi, 7", Smplr) Melody Maker LYN 11183/84 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MF 2 Excerpts From The Forthcoming Album The Cult  album cover The Cult Excerpts From The Forthcoming Album The Cult(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Melody Maker, Beggars Banquet MF 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MID FI 001 Independent And Still Taking Liberties  album cover Various Independent And Still Taking Liberties(CD, Comp) Melody Maker, Mushroom, Infectious Records, Flying Nun Records, Discordant Records MID FI 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MM 14 06 00 All The Rural Things  album cover Various All The Rural Things(CD, Comp, Promo) Melody Maker MM 14 06 00 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MM 19 04 00 Nu-Clear Bombz  album cover Various Nu-Clear Bombz(CD, Comp, Enh) Melody Maker MM 19 04 00 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MM/BBC CD 97-99 ...Hold On (BBC Radio 1FM Sessions)  album cover Various ...Hold On (BBC Radio 1FM Sessions)(CD, Comp) Melody Maker MM/BBC CD 97-99 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MM BBC ES 98 Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session  album cover Various Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM BBC ES 98 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MM BBC ES 99 Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session Vol 2 On Tour  album cover Various Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session Vol 2 On Tour(CD) Melody Maker MM BBC ES 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MM BBC ES-3 99 Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session Volume 3  album cover Various Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session Volume 3(CD, Comp) Melody Maker MM BBC ES-3 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MM-BBC SCITY 99 The Sound City Sessions  album cover Various The Sound City Sessions(CD) Melody Maker MM-BBC SCITY 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MM BBC STEREO 99 Long Digging, Gone Fishing, Love Drinking (The Stereophonics Story)  album cover Stereophonics Long Digging, Gone Fishing, Love Drinking (The Stereophonics Story)(CD) Melody Maker MM BBC STEREO 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MM BTDIB-10-2000 Born To Do It Better  album cover Various Born To Do It Better(CD, Comp) Melody Maker MM BTDIB-10-2000 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MM CRE 996 Creation Next Generation  album cover Various Creation Next Generation(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Melody Maker MM CRE 996 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MM FEST 99 The Outsiders  album cover Various The Outsiders(CD, Comp, Promo) Melody Maker MM FEST 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MM GIG 1 Maker Shaker  album cover Various Maker Shaker(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM GIG 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MM GIG 1995/SCENE 2 Maker Shaker Dry Run Tour  album cover Various Maker Shaker Dry Run Tour(Cass) Melody Maker MM GIG 1995/SCENE 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MMI Rock & Reggae & Derek & Clive  album cover Various Rock & Reggae & Derek & Clive(LP, Comp) Melody Maker MMI UK Unknown Sell This Version
MMMC FIVE Reading Present  album cover Various Reading Present(Cass) Melody Maker MMMC FIVE UK 1994 Sell This Version
MMMC FIVE Six Pack  album cover Various Six Pack(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MMMC FIVE UK 1995 Sell This Version
MMMC FOUR Gimme 5  album cover Various Gimme 5(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MMMC FOUR UK 1994 Sell This Version
MMMC ONE Five Alive  album cover Various Five Alive(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MMMC ONE UK 1993 Sell This Version
MMMC SEVEN Reading Present 1995  album cover Various Reading Present 1995(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MMMC SEVEN UK 1995 Sell This Version
MMMC THREE Five Alive Take Three  album cover Various Five Alive Take Three(Cass) Melody Maker MMMC THREE UK 1993 Sell This Version
MMMC TWO Five Alive Take Two  album cover Various Five Alive Take Two(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MMMC TWO UK 1993 Sell This Version
MM MD-1 99 The Maker's Dozen  album cover Various The Maker's Dozen(CD, Comp) Melody Maker MM MD-1 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MM MMC 1096 The Basement Tapes Volume 1  album cover Various The Basement Tapes Volume 1(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM MMC 1096 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MM MMC 1097 The Basement Tapes Volume 2  album cover Various The Basement Tapes Volume 2(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM MMC 1097 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MM MMMC 707 The Magnificent Seven  album cover Various The Magnificent Seven(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM MMMC 707 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MM MMMC KER 96 Maker Shaker 3  album cover Various Maker Shaker 3(Cass) Melody Maker MM MMMC KER 96 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MM NB 19 02 00 21st Century Noise - 12 New Bands For The New Millennium  album cover Various 21st Century Noise - 12 New Bands For The New Millennium(CD, Comp) Melody Maker MM NB 19 02 00 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MM PRO-CD 100 Five Alive  album cover Various Five Alive(CD, Comp, Promo) Melody Maker MM PRO-CD 100 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MM PRO CD 100 Reading Present  album cover Various Reading Present(CD, Promo) Melody Maker MM PRO CD 100 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MM QUID 1 Quid Deal  album cover Various Quid Deal(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM QUID 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MM QUID 2 Various Quid Deal : The Phoenix Sessions(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM QUID 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MMRAWK666 Melody Maker Planet Rock  album cover Various Melody Maker Planet Rock(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MMRAWK666 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MM READ 98 Melody Maker Presents Reading 98  album cover Various Melody Maker Presents Reading 98(CD, Comp, Promo) Melody Maker MM READ 98 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MM REB JB 7001 Rebellious Jukebox  album cover Various Rebellious Jukebox(CD, Comp, Promo) Melody Maker MM REB JB 7001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MM Rock 99 New Kids On The Rock  album cover Various New Kids On The Rock(CD, Comp) Melody Maker MM Rock 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MM ROMO 96 Fiddling While Romo Burns  album cover Various Fiddling While Romo Burns(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM ROMO 96 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MM RT CD002 Gigantic! 2  album cover Various Gigantic! 2(CD, Comp) Melody Maker MM RT CD002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MM RTD001 Gigantic!  album cover Various Gigantic!(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM RTD001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MM RTD 002 Gigantic! 2  album cover Various Gigantic! 2(Cass, Comp) Melody Maker MM RTD 002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MM SING 98 1998 The Album  album cover Various 1998 The Album(CD, Album, Comp) Melody Maker MM SING 98 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MM STDVM 99 St Valentine's Day Massacre  album cover Various St Valentine's Day Massacre(CD, Album, Comp) Melody Maker MM STDVM 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MMV1 Melody Maker - MMV Vol. 1  album cover Various Melody Maker - MMV Vol. 1 (Comp) MMV1 1991 Sell This Version
MM WOS 98 All Back To Ours  album cover Jacques Lu Cont All Back To Ours(CD, Mixed) Melody Maker MM WOS 98 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Dumb As Death's Head / Johnathon  album cover The The / The Sines The The / The Sines - Dumb As Death's Head / Johnathon(Flexi, 7") Melody Maker none UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Playback  - The Flexi  album cover Various Playback - The Flexi(Flexi, 7", Whi) Melody Maker, Red Stripe none UK 1982 Sell This Version
PUBE 18 Intercity Crawl 97  album cover Various Intercity Crawl 97(CD, Comp, Yel) Love Train, Melody Maker PUBE 18 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SAM 986 Rollercoaster EP  album cover Various Rollercoaster EP(CD) Melody Maker SAM 986 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Shelter 3 Gimme Shelter  album cover Various Gimme Shelter (Comp) Shelter 3 1987 Sell This Version
TT01 Indie Top 20 Volume I  album cover Various Indie Top 20 Volume I(Cass, Comp) Band Of Joy, Melody Maker, Beechwood Music TT01 UK 1987 Sell This Version
TT02 Indie Top 20 Volume II  album cover Various Indie Top 20 Volume II(2xCass, Comp) Band Of Joy, Melody Maker, Beechwood Music TT02 UK 1987 Sell This Version
TT03 MC Indie Top 20 Volume III - War Of Independents  album cover Various Indie Top 20 Volume III - War Of Independents(2xCass, Comp) Beechwood Music, Melody Maker TT03 MC UK 1988 Sell This Version
VVR1002272 In-Car Stereo  album cover Various In-Car Stereo(CD, Comp) V2, Melody Maker VVR1002272 UK 1998 Sell This Version