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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.

World’s Got Talent: Movii Go H Make The (Hair) Cut

WORLD’S Got Talent presents four-piece ensemble novii god h:

 

Posted: 11th, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Slipknot Sack Their Drummer By Singing Telegram

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SLIPKNOT sacked drummer Joey Jordison, by singing telegram. As he says:

“I was sitting in my living room playing Skyrim, when there was a knock at my door. I wasn’t expecting anyone, so I was like, ‘Who could that

Posted: 3rd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charles Manson: Summer of Hate – The Musical: First Look

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LIFE mirrors The Produers:

Charles Manson: Summer of Hate – The Musical just opened at Hamburg, Germany’s Thalia Theater. 

The Los Angeles Times calls it “musical trip between L.A. and the Death Valley”.

The songs are in English

Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hear The Original Village People Sing YMCA Without The Music

 

YOU can strop the music….

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jason Orange Quits Take That To Spend More Time With His Knitwear

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BIG news from the world of showbiz – big enough to take over the Sun ‘s front page: Jason Orange has quit Take That.

Take..? Jaso..?…

Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find Out Who Will Win at the MOBO Awards 2014

THE MOBO Awards have doled out their nominations, inevitably prompting spectacularly thick people to say “WHY DON’T WE GET A MOWO AWARDS EH?” Classical music awards are exactly that, you berk.

Anyway, Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead this …

Posted: 24th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jake Bugg: Everything That’s Wrong in Modern Music

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ONCE upon a time, rock and pop lived together in perfect harmony and music fans didn’t feel the need to pick sides. Then, at some point in the ’80s, indie music came and spoiled it all, taking up the …

Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Erase U2 From Your Apple Cassette Player

 

THERE’S been much chatter about Apple’s move to give away U2’s new album Songs of Innocence to 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries to coincide with its iPhone 6 and Watch launch.

U2’s singer Bono (Mr G21) opined

Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Before They Were Famous: The Music of Pop and Rock

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IN September 1994, a reel-to-reel tape emerged and was put up for auction. Sotheby’s were all over it because this wasn’t any old recording they had on their hands.

What had arrived was a reel to reel tape of …

Posted: 16th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Remembering Throb: Primal Scream guitarist is gone, but his riffs not forgotten

Posted: 11th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FZZZZZZ: In Celebration of the Fuzz Pedal

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THIS week, in ’65, The Rolling Stones crash-landed at the top of the pop charts with a song that would become the band’s signature tune.

(‘I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ gave the group their 4th no.1 single in the …

Posted: 9th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your 100% British Soul Extravaganza!

 

BRITISH soul music is in a very, very good place at the moment and one of the leading lights of the scene is the wonderful Sam Smith, who has just announced a big ol’ UK tour for Spring 2015.…

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your Vital Beginners Guide to Aphex Twin

 

 

THERE’S a lot of excitement about Aphex Twin at the minute, as he’s back to release a new LP – ‘Syro’ – and, for fans of awkward electronic music (which are, ostensibly, the new prog generation), any appearance …

Posted: 5th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Letters of Wilf Turnbull and Derek Philpott (Best Of)

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WILF Turnbull and Derk Philpott are two pensioners living in Bournemouth, Dorset. They “write to popstars about their song lyrics, and they often reply.”

Letter Number 1:

Dear Republica
Re: Ready To Go

As you may be aware, the

Posted: 5th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival 1972: Possibly The Worst Music Gathering in History

AFTER The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Isle of Wight captured rock ‘n’ roll’s attention, everyone was soon trying to get in on the action by putting on their own festivals.

England got Bickershaw and Glastonbury started to stretch out, …

Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lou Alder Is Missing: The Strange Story of the Kidnapped Music Mogul

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MUSIC legend, Lou Adler, is an inductee of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and responsible for a frightening amount of hits and given the world so much music that he should be beatified.

Adler founded and co-owned …

Posted: 1st, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clem Cattini: British Pop’s Backbeat

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TODAY is the birthday of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most legendary men… although, many won’t have ever heard of him. In 1939, in North London, the legendary Clem Cattini was born.

Cattini did shifts in his dad’s Italian …

Posted: 28th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Bush Sings About ‘Sex Machine’ Ken Livingstone

 

 

KATE Bush once sang a song about Ken Livingstone, former leader of the GLC, Member of Parliament and the first democratically-elected Mayor of London.

 

 

 

Ken is the man that we all need,
Ken is the …

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Music, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


August 26 1995: The Day That Britpop Died

NINETEEN years ago on this very day, all the way back in 1995, teenagers tuned into the chart rundown on Radio One to find out which of Britpop’s gargantuans were going to land the killer blow.

It was on the …

Posted: 26th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hit or Bust: A Look At Pop Stars Immortalised In Statues

IT has been announced that a brass sculpture of Amy Winehouse is to be installed at Camden market, London.

The memorial has been designed by Scott Eaton and will be erected at the Stables market, not too far away from …

Posted: 21st, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Happy Birthday Immediate Records, A TinPot Haven For The Thin And Beautiful

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ON this very day in 1965, something brilliant, eccentric and hip was born – Immediate Records.

In what has to be one of the finest record label names ever – c’mon, it’s everything a teenager wants from pop …

Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Praise of The Monkees: The Brilliant Top 10 They Never Play On The Radio

 

ON this very day in 1968, the last episode of The Monkees TV show aired in the States. Almost every US TV station re-ran the show, with the ’69-’71 being more popular than the debut bow.

The show was …

Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woodstock’s 45th Anniversary: The Great Bands That Turned It Down

 

FORTY-FIVE years ago, the Woodstock Festival kicked off. Not the first of it’s kind and certainly not the best – but most iconic? Probably.

500,000 gathered on Max Yasgur’s farm in New York’s Sullivan County, and that weekend in …

Posted: 18th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Actors Who Swapped The Boards for the Bandstand

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PART Kermit, part hipster, Michael Cera is loved by many (and he probably irritates a fair few too, but that’s normal) and has starred in a bunch of films that make people in Converse Chuck Taylor’s go weak at …

Posted: 14th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marianne Faithful Knows Who Killed Jim Morrison

 

LOOKEE here: Marianne Faithful must have a new album coming out. For the aging diva has decided to drop the bombshell that she knows who killed Jim Morrison. Nothing like a bit of gossip from 40 years ago to …

Posted: 14th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0