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MUSIC &

 ELSEWHERE

25 YEARS AGO...

When this website started on March 11th 2012, it was with a solitary editorial, titled "It Was 25 Years Ago Today Doctor Magic Taught The Band To Play" - here lies the tale of the missing years and the grand return...

 
               
 

M&E CATALOGUE AND BEST SELLERS CHARTS

THE UWU NEWSZINES: 2001 - 2013  
 

THE COMPLETE M&E CATALOGUE: 1987-2003

Between March 1987 and May 2003, M&E released 597 cassettes and 2 CD's. This feature lists the whole lot in alphabetical order...

NEW YEAR 2001 (11 pages)

The last complete issue to be fully distributed, covering releases M&E 563-574, plus the usual editorial, reviews, network information, best sellers and promotional feedback charts...

 
 

THE ALL-TIME M&E TOP 100 CHART

So which of those releases were the most popular with our hallowed supporters? All is revealed here with our Top 100 sellers of all time...

RISE 2003 (4 pages)

This should have been the accompaniment to the new release reviews of May 2003 (M&E 575-600), never completed and previously unpublished...

THE LAST M&E TOP 50 CHART: 2001-2004

 
 

THE ALL-TIME M&E TOP 50 BEST SELLING ARTISTS CHART

So, MMATT aside, coz of the obvious advantage of it being our label, who paid for our mansion...

2001-13: THE MISSING YEARS...

A lot happens in 10 years, hence 24 pages, in the cut-and-paste style of the old yearbooks, plus...

UPDATES PAGE

 
 

THE MUSIC & ELSEWHERE FACEBOOK PAGE

I see folk crossing themselves in terror, but fortunately, you don't actually need a Facebook account to view the page, that's only if you want to interact with it. A great way to keep up to date with M&E news, which will always appear here quicker and more regularly than on the website, natch. There's also some rather fab photo albums that you'll probably enjoy a browse through;

ARTIST & REPERTOIRE - pictures of as many of the good folk who've had material on M&E as we could muster.

UNITED WORLD UNDERGROUND - a journey through the network of zines, labels and good people who shared the adventure.

THE ART OF M&E - just some of the great artwork that adorned our newszines and releases.

 
 

WE ARE GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN!

The story of the late 1980's co-operative of bands, from our former locale in Surrey, which duly inspired and laid the templates for M&E and all that followed. The 20 page web-feature is accompanied online (SOUNDCLOUD) by a digitised version of the original "Grain-Aid!" compilation (MMATT 19, July 1988), the "Mick & Chris On Acid" collaborative album with The Charles (C-4005, May 1987) and the climax of The Grain Festival, recorded live in September 1987. There's also a FACEBOOK page which you can interact with, or simply peruse with a nice cup of tea. Enjoy muchly...

 
 

THE BEST OF MUSIC & ELSEWHERE CATALOGUE

Published in the summer of 1998, this was the last of our three major catalogues. Here, all 36 pages have been lovingly scanned and published again for your visual stimulation. It's all been indexed too, I'm nice like that, or you can use the little arrows at the bottom of each page to browse through like you were reading it on paper. Sigh...

 
 

MUSIC & ELSEWHERE: A CHART HISTORY...

From the moment The Mmattrix Distribution Service became known as M&E in April 1992, we began to compile charts, really just as a bit of fun. But then the charts went on to tell a story, the whole story, from the first one published in the Summer of '92, right through to the last one, compiled a decade after it all came to an end. A great opportunity to look back at some of the amazing bands and artistes we had the privilege to release back in the day, enjoy muchly...

 
 

THE M&E NEWSZINES - BACK IN THE DAY...
Courtesy of Matthias Lang of Irre Tapes fame, a selection of M&E publications available to download as PDF files. If you were in a band that had stuff on M&E, did a zine / radioshow / distro that supported the project or ran another label we were friends with, chances are you'll be mentioned in there somewhere. So many old friends, so little time...
 
 

THE LAST AUDIOZINE - THE UNRELEASED RISE 2003 EDITION!

Ten years late it may have been, but we at Music & Elsewhere were pleased to finally round off the number of releases to an even 600, with what should have been a C-90 in May 2003, but ended up as a 'virtual album' available free on Soundcloud in February 2013. It was originally removed in January 2014 to make space for the new M&E Showcases, but those didn't really work out as well as we had hoped and are unlikely to be revived anytime soon. So,  I'm pleased to say it is now back online and available to listen and/or download at your pleasure. Enjoy muchly...

 
 

THE FIRST M&E WEBSITE - A MOMENT IN TIME REMEMBERED...

Before I was even vaguely computer literate, there were a couple of unofficial websites put up by M&E supporters. Recently, one of these, a rather nice young Dutch lady called Maaike De Laat,  discovered a back up copy she had forgotten existed. So, you can get to see what our web presence was like while my first PC remained in a box in a dark corner of the room, mocking me while I recoiled in fear and continued to tap away on my old manual typewriter...

 
 

UNDERGROUND AUSTRALIA

In the latter years of M&E, we had something of an Australian invasion from the very creative forces of Yippie Bean et al. Here, Skot Stikla (formerly DJ Urinal Cake of Vocabularinist) waxes lyrical about what they're all up to now. And didn't mention Rolf Harris or Barry Mackenzie once, though there was no way I was ever gonna resist it...

 
 

INTERVIEWS:

WIL WALKER (Cheapo Card Company), DUNCAN POPE & DAVE BELL (The Conspiracy, The Networkers), LORD LITTER (Das Freie Orchester), NEIL CRUD (Sons Of Selina, 4Q), KEV TRUNDLEY (Acidfuck, The Purple Better One), ISABELLE GERNAND (Sabotage),

STEVE ANDREWS, DON CAMPAU, MARC BELL (The Thamesmead Rollers, T.M.R.) OWEN KNIGHT (Blacklight Braille).