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Music news and reviews, music videos and tittle tattle, with a lingering look at the past from Anorak. A source for rock, pop, album and live music, new releases, artist interviews and features.

The life and death of Tower Records – a documentary

 

Who didn’t go to Tower Records?

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What an English pop song sounds like to Italians

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What do the English sounds like to Italians?

In 1972, Italian singer Adriano Celentano belted out the No. 1 hit Prisencolinensinainciusol. You can sing along if you know the words but if you do you run the risk

Posted: 4th, September 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the making of Moray McLaren’s gorgeous video for We Got Time

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The video to Moray McLaren’s We Got Time features lovely animations. What you see is not reliant on modern cameras and computers. What you see is what was filmed.

 

 

Londoner David Wilson tells us how it was …

Posted: 25th, August 2015 | In: Music, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: Jewish American singer Matisyahu takes down the BDS bigots

Jewish American singer Matisyahu did appear at Spain’s Rototom SunSplash music festival on Saturday. He sang his hit Jerusalem. Pro-Palestinian groups had called for him to be boycotted.

Monoculists with the local Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement …

Posted: 23rd, August 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the Foo Fighters Rick Roll Westboro Baptist Church

Posted: 23rd, August 2015 | In: Celebrities, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Okilly Dokilly: the Ned Flanders trubite band have a song out

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To Phoenix, Arizona, where Okilly Dokilly – the world’s first and only Ned Flanders tribute band – are talking to James McCann. They play ‘Nedal’ music. It being what The Simpson’s character would have wanted.

As their Facebook

Posted: 14th, August 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: Ice Cube responds to Rap Genius interpretations of the great ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Ice Cube hails his new film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON by responding to reacting to the Rap Genius interpretations.…

Posted: 11th, August 2015 | In: Celebrities, Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playable tortilla records for your turntables

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Someone at Rapture Records saw the video of someone “playing” a tortilla and created tortillas records.

The tortillas are, of courses, raw. The grooves are laser cut.

 

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Make your own here.…

Posted: 8th, July 2015 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zion blood is flowing: Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise And Top 10 Songs

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Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise is the story of the great music man’s life. German filmmaker Volker Schaner tells Mojo about his film of the great Upsetter:

“There is something so mysterious and sparkling in Lee Perry’s music. 

Posted: 7th, July 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other Parents: brilliant daughter v father beatboxing

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You can inherit mannerisms, skills and gestures. And your progeny can build on them and be better than you. In this video St. Louis-based beatboxer Nicole Paris and her dad battle. He’s good. She epic. There is only one …

Posted: 3rd, July 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Homemade Dutch sex toys (the video)

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The video to Dutch band De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig’s tune Elektrotechnique features DIY sex toys. If they remind you of happier times, do tell us how they work and if nails or glue is better:

 

 

Spoter: DM

Posted: 10th, June 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The animated Joni Mitchell talks about being a reluctant star

 

Blank on Blank’s animated video features Joni Mitchell in conversation with record executive Joe Smith back in 1986 .

More in Smith’s book Off the Record.

Spotter: Open Culture, via Flashbak

Posted: 27th, May 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mike Young’s YouTube Channel is the greatest kamikaze karaoke this side of Tokyo

Richard Metzger points us toward the work of Mike Young, whose YouTube channel is a beautiful horror of kamikaze karaoke. A few highlights apepar below:

 

 

 

Enjoy the silence:

Spotter: DM

Posted: 19th, May 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch The Premiere Of John Carpenter’s Night Video

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‘Music to shiver by’ might be the name of John Carpenter’s album of Lost Themes. The man who thrilled us with his Halloween and these overlooked gems inspired directors Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst to put pictures to …

Posted: 17th, April 2015 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rolling Stone: A Rape on Campus is ok but a bad Hootie And The Blowfish review will get you fired

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What gets you fired from Rolling Stone magazine? A story that wrongly branded a frat house violent gang rapists will not get your fired. But a bad review of Hootie and the Blowfish might.

When Senior Editor Jim DeRogatis

Posted: 7th, April 2015 | In: Music, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


AMY: Watch the trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary

 

Amy Winehouse was brilliant.  When she died age 27 she left behind too little music.

AMY is the documentary to her short life.

 

 

This trailer features the line:

“I don’t think I’m going to be at all

Posted: 2nd, April 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Aretha Franklin sing ‘RESPECT’ in 1970 live at the Antibes Jazz Festival

 

Today Aretha Franklin turns 73.

Back in 1970, the ‘Queen of Soul’ prefomed her her version of Otis Redding’s 1965 song Respect at the 11th Antibes Juan-Le-Pins Jazz Festival.

In New York on Valentine’s Day, 1967, Franklin and …

Posted: 25th, March 2015 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blurred Lines: The Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight is The Ketchup Song

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Blurred Lines: a look at songs that sound very much like other songs. Let’s look at the Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight and the Ketchup Song (Asereje) by Las Ketchup.

First up, the Gang and that catchy beat:…

Posted: 15th, March 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna accuses BBC Radio 1’s 49-year-old music chief of ageism

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Madonna accuses BBC Radio 1 of “discriminatory and unfair” behaviour for failing to play her latest song, Living For Love. The song failed to make the station’s playlist, which dictates its most-played songs. The BBC says this had led to …

Posted: 12th, March 2015 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fantastic Trip Advisor comments on The Beatles Abbey Road crossing

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Phil Lucas spots comment on The Beatles Abbey Road crossing:

Although iconic, the Abbey Road zebra crossing has always been just a working crossing. Hasn’t stopped Trip Advisor.

Although iconic, the Abbey Road zebra crossing has always been just a working crossing. Hasn’t stopped Trip Advisor.

Posted: 10th, March 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indie band Ex Cops open letter to McDonald’s who asked them to play for burgers during SXSW

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Happy day for Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding. The pop duo known as Ex Cops are invited to play at the Austin, Texas, SXSW. It would be just great. Think of the exposure. Think of the fans. Don’t …

Posted: 7th, March 2015 | In: Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fantastic! Ray Charles tries to get arrhythmic and tone-deaf English kids to sing ‘Hit the Road Jack’ in 1964

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Fantastic! Ray Charles tries to get arrhythmic and tone-deaf English kids to sing ‘Hit the Road Jack’, 1964.

It’s from the film Ballad in Blue. Yeah. These were the better kids (when they hit the high notes …

Posted: 19th, January 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Clash Revisited: Watch Julien Temple’s film on the punk ‘revolution’

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Julien Temple’s latest raking of the coals of the punk ‘revolution’ looks at The Clash – a band often regarded with disdain and suspicion by the courtiers of the Sex Pistols (and indeed by the Pistols themselves).

The film …

Posted: 9th, January 2015 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0