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

WIZARD OF OZ

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

Music - The Clash

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

PINK FLOYD

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

Williams launches tirade at Suede

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

depeche mode

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:

BBC 6 Music criticised

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


Why Eric Burden became an Animal: blame the girls and the Black African-American royalty

ERIC Burdon used to be an Animals (but he’s alright now). The lead singer with the Animals – a man remembered as John Lennon’s “eggman” –  explains why he got into music:

To pull chicks! Whenever we got together in

Posted: 4th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Euro pop songs – five of the worst

IT occurred to us that Eurovison might be a rich tablet of talent, but it comes round only once a year. Time to look five forgotten European gems:

Armi Ja Danny – I Want To Love You Tender

Posted: 28th, February 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harry Styles: Not the first popstar to be hit with something on stage (video round-up)

RECENTLY, Harry Styles of One Direction, was pelted in the wang by a stray shoe, thrown from his beloved audience. This writer himself has thrown an errant trainer at The Prodigy, missing the target (Keef) by some distance and hitting …

Posted: 28th, February 2013 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


So, Whodini, what is a rap attack?

WHAT’S A Rap Attack. Mr Whodini? With their Magic’s Wand, Jalil Hutchins, Ecstasy (John Fletcher) and Grandmaster Dee (Drew Carter) will show you:

Posted: 27th, February 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rihanna isn’t ‘authentic’ according to thunderously drab indie band

YOU’VE heard the same arguments against pop music time and time again, never once getting any more original, witty or incisive – ‘pop music isn’t real music’. Usually, these gripes come from crashingly dull indie bands who think they’re part …

Posted: 27th, February 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bee Gees And Michael Jackson Collaboration Caught On Video

FACE it – The Bee Gees are one of the greatest groups to ever cut a record ever. Their back catalogue is simply astonishing, running through psychedelia, concept albums, disco, pop and not to mention all the great songs they

Posted: 26th, February 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Proof: Bon Jovi DID plagiarise the sound of goats on Livin’ On A Prayer

DID Bon Jovi plagiarise the sond of goats on their massive hit Livin’ On A Prayer? Surel;y they did. Also note the aping of the goats’ hair, coats and groupie techniques:

Spotter@HasteGehoert

Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0