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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.

Police Brutality: Music Against Cops

 

ANOTHER young black man has been killed by the police in America and there’s the all too familiar narrative to it all.

Vigils, pleas to be heard and unrest has ensued after Michael Brown was shot dead by a …

Posted: 12th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Jackson: Taught Bubbles To Throw Poo At His Neverland Ranch

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THERE’S a maid who worked at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and – you’d think she’d have barrowloads of amazing anecdotes from her job wouldn’t you?

Just think of the amazing music that would’ve been made in their presence! Think …

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


6 Weird And Fabulous Items Of Band Merchandise

TODAY, the world’s press heard about Britney Spears launching a new lingerie line, which just so happens to be called The Intimate Collection.

She announced this by posting a picture of her herself wearing the new range on Instagram. And

Posted: 24th, July 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nu Psych: The new age of psychedelic music

BELIEVE it or not, there’s a new age of psychedelic music upon us. Not so much the re-dawning of the age of Aquarius, but rather, a bunch of snotty brats all making experimental pop-music without the need to badger you …

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


FrancaisOK: The brilliant and popular music of France

WHAT is France famous for?

Well, the French are well known for amazing food and booze, not to mention being some of the finest smokers on the planet. They’re great at art house cinema, having sexy accents and as the …

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


Listen To David Bowie’s Isolated Vocals for Ziggy Stardust

 

WHO wants to hear David Bowie’s isolated vocals for Ziggy Stardust?  We do. And you should, too. 

 

 

Spotter: Brain Pickings

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


The Beatles Tour De Force: Ron Howard Pipes Them Live and Direct To The Masses

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MOSTLY, The Beatles are not a live band.

Sure, they cut their teeth around Britain and Germany for years, before blowing everyone’s brains out in Australia, Japan and America, but when people think of the Fabs, it is …

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


The BBC Defends Black Music Critcism… And Quite Right Too

RECENTLY, the BBC rated the most influential artists in Radio 1Xtra’s Power List. The “UK’s leading black music station” (their words) gave the top honour to Ed Sheeran, who you might recognise as being absolutely not-black and not really making …

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kidrock: The Best, Worst And Most Confusing Youthful Hits And Misses

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WHEN you think of children being in bands, you immediately think of the Jackson 5 or Hanson. They’re slick, pro-outfits that have been tutored and taught within an inch of their lives.

That’s not to say they’re bad …

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your favourite rock star is probably about to die

WE’RE getting to a special time in rock ‘n’ roll where the pantheon of Peter Pans is looking more mortal than ever. The music of the babyboomers is finally creaking with age.

Lennon, Joplin, Redding and Gaye all had the …

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


The Real Problem With Musician’s Tax Avoidance

 

 

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THERE’S quite the kerfuffle in musicville, after it turned out that a number of wealthy musicians were ferreting their money away in tax avoidance schemes.

Lazy people are vomiting into their hands about how awful it all …

Posted: 12th, July 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ultimate Tour De France Playlist

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WITH the Tour De France in full swing, nearly killing riders with wet cobbles and craft ale enthusiasts thrilling at the warring riders like teenage Hollyoaks fans, it got us thinking about cycling music.

Of course, the great music …

Posted: 12th, July 2014 | In: Music, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Insane Clown Posse’s FBI lawsuit is laughed out of town

THE Insane Clown Posse are an odd bunch. For starters, they think magnets are powered by witchcraft or something. And their fans? Well, their fans are VERY devoted (seriously – they make fans of The Smiths look like rational, reasonable …

Posted: 10th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side Trailer

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ROCK biopics are always fun, even if they’re not always good. There’s been mixed movies, from The Runaways to The Doors, from Ray to What We Do Is Secret. Even the crappy ones are still worth a …

Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


REVEALED: The Music Behind The Worst Album Art In The World

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LESS than ten years ago, bad album covers suddenly became a “thing”. Sure, there had always been people like me: longtime vinyl enthusiasts who cherished these unholy creations; but, it took the Internet to really generate a widespread appreciation …

Posted: 7th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jake Bugg Hates Music Festivals – Doesn’t Mind Sexism

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EVEN though you may have guessed it from his permanently surly face (he’s too cool to smile), Jake Bugg has said he hates music festivals.

And who can blame him? It is filled with people who like watching white …

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


Watch Robbie Williams Break A Fan’s Arm In Newcastle

IT is always nice to watch someone successful make a fool of themselves. It isn’t their fault we’re all pathetically jealous, but they’ve got such nice and unusual lives, it is pleasing to find out their stuttering bozos like the …

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


Oh. A Superhero Film Written by Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane

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HERE’S a thing.

Arctic Monkeys frontdude Alex Turner, and Rascals pal Miles Kane, have stopped work on their Last Shadow Puppets careers to concentrate on… wait for it… a superhero film.

This is a joke, right?…

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


Death Metal Band Unfathomable Ruination To Play Until They Literally Run Out of Oxygen

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ROCK music is in a weird place at the moment, but thank god for metal. Metal is single-handedly dragging rock music’s lifeless body through the streets, refusing to let it die.

Despite what the Arctic Monkeys say, with their …

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


The world needs a bar run by GWAR

GWAR, the greatest band in the whole universe, have had a rough time of it, with key members of the group shrugging off their mortal coil to join the choir invisible.

However, things must continue and they’ve had a truly …

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are the Arctic Monkeys ‘indie’ Enough?

INDIE. There’s a funny word. In music terms, it used to mean ‘signed to an independent’ label. That meant bands signed with Stock Aitken & Waterman would be in the weekly indie charts. However, at some point, ‘indie’ meant ‘a …

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


WuBabies: Raekwon Shows Off Baby Wu

WHEN Wu Tang first exploded on the scene, they were smart, funny, dangerous, brutal, angry, fierce and not exactly entry-level hip hop.

However, after a dazzling run of solo LPs and the classic Wu debut ’36 Chambers’, they soon became …

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


PHEW! Jesus The Jew Would Approve of Gay Marriage, Says Elton John

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MOST people who don’t like gays are religious, or at least, religious sympathetic. They think homosexuality goes against nature or some kind of cosmic order.

Some are violent or abusive toward gay people, because presumably, they feel the need …

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


Lana Del Rey vrs The Guardian: Frances Bean Cobain wins

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YOU may have missed it, because she’s so tragically dull, but Lana Del Rey recently said she was tired of living and basically glamorised singers who had died too young.

She said these words in the Guardian, which …

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


Listen To This Ear-Breaking Collection Of The Worst Demo Tapes From The 1980s

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ROBERT Popprer presntes the world’s greatest dem o tape cioompilations. He explains:

In the late 1980′s, my cousin gave me a cassette that instantly became an obsession of mine. It was a tape, compiled by a UK record company

Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0