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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.

Brassy Denise Reis is a trumpet (video)

THEY said Denise Reis could be anything… So she became a trumpet. Cue the holiday camp music:

Posted: 2nd, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Going back to Rochdale – can the town’s image be improved with a song?

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ROCHDALE is the town that gave us sex gangs, Cyril Smith and Bill Oddie. Can it recover? Can a song help?

Posted: 24th, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Kimmel dupes Coachella festival goers to say they have heard of non-existent bands

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HOW goes it with the cool kids at Coachella? Jimmy Kimmel’s  pops along to tell the gang about some great band that don’t exist. Are the festival goers fans? Yep. They are:

Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Richie Havens

Newport Folk Festival

RICHIE Havens had died. Best rememberd as the act that opened the 1969 Woodstock festival in 1969, Havens died of a heart attack in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was 72.

Obit-Richie Havens

In this Dec. 1975 file photo, musicians Roger …

Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I was a Led Zeppelin Roadie from 1971-74 – and this is what I remember

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IN I was Led Zeppelin Roadie 1971-74, one man rakes over the coals of his memory. You can almost smell the burning. After Spinal Tap’s roadie has finished recalling this and that, you can wonder about memories of Zeppelin here

Posted: 22nd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cliff Richard’s music kills plants – Black Sabbath makes them thrive

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THE relationship between music and plants has been long muttered about, despite the fact plants don’t have ears. Prince Charlies plays songs to his shrubbery and even Stevie Wonder dedicated an entire LP to our flowering friends.

However, a new …

Posted: 22nd, April 2013 | In: Music, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Lester Bangs Creemed for Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music

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IN 1976, Lester Bangs (Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung) wrote for Creem magazine an article on Metal Machine Music, the Lou Reed album. Like many other writes, he had hangovers:

When you wake up in the

Posted: 21st, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


“Great music is ‘as good as sex'”: Err, no, no it isn’t

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THE Telegraph gives us this headline:

Great music is ‘as good as sex’

And illustrates it with a picture of a bird in her pajamas grinning at us under her headphones. Subtle, eh?…

Posted: 15th, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The BBC bans Judy Garland: Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead (and so is Maggie Thatcher)

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THE idiotic BBC has decided not to play the Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, the tune from the Wizard of Oz reinvigorated by the anti-Margaret Thatcher. It will not feature on the Official Chart Show. All 51-seconds of …

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Music, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Simonon: The Clash bassist we all wanted to be and star of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll photo of all time

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


One Direction learn a foreign language (video)

ONE Direction has been dubbed into a foreign language. It’s brilliant, gurning lip-synching glory. Who knew the boys could act?

Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1977: when Droids made cosmic Star Wars music

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IN 1977, the world was going batty for Star Wars. Over in France, Yves Hayat, Jean-Paul Bataille and Richard Lornac formed Droids. In ’77,  two of the trio (whish we can’t say) dressed as robots and shook the room …

Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1969: Pink Floyd play live at the BBC as Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon

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Posted: 2nd, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Plagiarism is nothing new in this brave new digital world

THE Washington DC-based website Brightest Young Things has removed all of its content for an audit. Why? Because Logan Donaldson, the site’s managing editor plagiarized whole sections of a 13,000-word music guide from other publications.” The article, “BYT Music

Posted: 30th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Beach Boys sing without autotune

SO. How did the Beach Boys sound without autotune?

Posted: 24th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man singing for Christ makes nature run backwards

WE join Singer/Songwriter Daniel Songer in a field by some trees. He is singing a song for Jesus Christ. If you look closely you can see the tress moving towards him. The ground is staring to open up. The skies …

Posted: 22nd, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robbie Williams versus Britpop

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REMEMBER when Robbie Williams left Take That and promptly went all ‘indie’ in a bid to be taken seriously while he stuck all manner of drugs up his conk? Well, The Fat Dancer From Take That has decided he doesn’t …

Posted: 22nd, March 2013 | In: Music, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Depeche Mode: That Was Then…This Is Now

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DEPECHE Mode were “The most popular electronic band the world has ever known”. They might still be. In 1988, the band’s Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher appeared on the BBC2 TV show That Was Then…This Is Now.…

Posted: 22nd, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Elvis Costello might marvel at the irony overload in the Mail and Telegraph

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THE BBC has censored Elvis Costello’s lyrics to Oliver’s Army. The word “nigger” has been erased. The media is up arms. How very dare the BBC mess about with the music:

The Daily Telegraph:

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Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Notorious B.I.G. to return to our TV as a cartoon ghost

Notorious BIG Lawsuit

NINETIES hip-hop is having a huge renaissance currently, mainly because it lends faux-credibility to horribly middle-class people, much like rock ‘n’ roll did in the ’70s. With that, comes a lot of opportunities for weird cash-ins. Tupac appeared as a …

Posted: 13th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Waltz of the Two Lips (Trombone Silliness)

Waltz of the Two Lips (Trombone Silliness)

WALTZ of the Two Lips (Trombone Silliness) features the lips of Peter Ellefson, Professor at Indiana University. It is, is it not, putting the bone in trombone:

Spotter: Ann Althouse

Posted: 10th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alvin Lee goes home (RIP)

LAST week, Alvin Lee of Ten Years After died. He was just 68. On Lee’s website we read:

With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforseen complications following a routine surgical

Posted: 9th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Justin Bieber’s 02 gig in photos: The Michael Jackson Ronseal tour

JUSTIN Bieber kept fans waiting two hours before he appeared on the stage at London’s O2 Arena last night. He then cut his show half an hour short. There are stories of his young fans falling asleep, making full use …

Posted: 5th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peter Wyngarde: when ‘Rape ‘ was King and gross indecency wore vinyl and velvet

THE Daily Mail is never slow to point out, in merciless detail, the physical and sartorial shortcomings of any celebrity, be they great or small.

“When Seventies television star Peter Wyngarde was spotted out shopping near his West London home

Posted: 5th, March 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0