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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.

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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments 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

READ ON

Posted: 5th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments 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, … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 1st, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 28th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Music, Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 26th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 21st, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (3) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 18th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 14th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


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 … READ ON

Posted: 12th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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

Posted: 24th, July 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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

Posted: 22nd, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 PickingsREAD ON

Posted: 17th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 14th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 12th, July 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

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