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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.

Terry Hall of The Specials Handles A Man In The Crowd Throwing A Can

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I once watched The Alarm get pelted with bottles, cans and at least three big ceremaic cider jugs. They played on. Terry Hall, of The Specials, isn’t going to take it. When a face in the crowd at Nottingham … READ ON

Posted: 25th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Life After Manchester United And Coventry City: Dion Dublin’s Christmas Album

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This Christmas why not sit back and liten to the sounds of former Coverntry City, Aston Villa, Norwich City and Manchester United footballer Dion Dublin? It’s for charity.

And it might be pretty good. Dion has muscial roots.… READ ON

Posted: 24th, November 2014 | In: Music, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Worst DJ Event Ever! A My Little Pony Disco Inferno

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EVER been to a disco that made you feel awkward, terrible and upset at the realisation that you were among your people?… READ ON

Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Big Bank Hank Was ‘Six Foot One And Tons of Fun’ (August 5, 1957 – November 11, 2014)

BIG Bank Hank, US rapper and Sugarhill Gang founder member, has died. He was 57.

 

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Born Henry Jackson, BBH only became a rapper as he couldn’t find a job connected to his oceanography degree.

He was “six foot … READ ON

Posted: 11th, November 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A One Man Band Plays Europe’s The Final Countdown

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TO Uppsala, Sweden, where former Europe’s lead singer Joey Tempest, aka Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson, is performing a one-man version of his group’s classic, back-combed tribute to space travel, The Final Countdown.

 

 … READ ON

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Can See The Music: Vinly Records At 1000 Magnification

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EVER wonder what a needle on a vinyl record looks like at 1000x magnification?

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Here’s what it looks like in action:

 

Spotter: @marcrobichaudREAD ON

Posted: 8th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist Turns Heavy Metal T-Shirts Into Hadnmade Quilts

IN San Francisco, artist Ben Venom recycles heavy metal t-shirts into handmade quilts.

Metal fans hould enjoy looking for familiar looking swatches:

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Posted: 6th, November 2014 | In: Fashion, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Too Funny: House Music Dancers v A Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

YOUTUBER jonofthesouth showcases the house music dancers moving to the beat of holiday camp music:

Take it away, Reginald Dixon and the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ enthusiasts:

 

 

Spotter: B3taREAD ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watching UB40 Is ‘Like Waiting For A Coffin To Turn Up

 

STUART MacBeth reviews UB40 for the Oxford Mail:

You may, at this point, wonder when I’m going to tell you what the UB40 gig was like.

For the first 90 minutes this gig was like being at a

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Catwalk Pop: Models who sashayed to the microphone

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THE news today is that supermodel Cara Delevingne has hired Pharrell Williams to give her what she needs as she makes her musical bow.

A source told The super soaraway Sun: “They’re going to release the song without warning, … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scott Ian of Anthrax Recalls Meeting Lemmy For The First Time (Much Swearing)

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SCOTT Ian of Anthrax on meeting Lemmy for the first time. Language is spicy.… READ ON

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highlight From Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture for BBC Music

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HIGHLIGHTS from Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture for BBC Music at the Lowry theater in Salford, Manchester.

On Apple and U2:

“The people who don’t want the free U2 download are trying to say, ‘Don’t try to force me.’ And

READ ON

Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

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Posted: 11th, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 3rd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 READ ON

Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hear The Original Village People Sing YMCA Without The Music

 

YOU can strop the music….
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Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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..?… READ ON

Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 24th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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) opinedREAD ON

Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


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

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Posted: 11th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 9th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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.… READ ON

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