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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.

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 … READ ON

Posted: 10th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 7th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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?… READ ON

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

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

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glastonbury Pain: Help Us Find The Sorrowful Man In These Photos

DO you know this man seen at Glastonbury, looking sorrowful stood in the rain?

What is he looking at?

 

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Posted: 28th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sky Ferreira Defends ‘Uncle’ Terry Richardson

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THERE’S been a lot of talk about Terry Richardson lately. Basically, a number of models have said that he’s a sexual predator, to which the celebrity photographer dismissed.

And now, pop starlet Sky Ferreira has defended ‘Uncle Terry’ in … READ ON

Posted: 28th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guilty Pleasures: 5 Musicians Of The 70s You’re Supposed To Hate (But Secretly Love)

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1. The Carpenters

Everyone remembers that scene in Tommy Boy where Farley and Spade declare their distaste for The Carpenters. After all, The Carpenters are “lame”. Only the biggest loser would actually like The Carpenters.

Fast forward a bit, … READ ON

Posted: 27th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Luis Suarez ‘Don’t Bite Me’: Tom Rosenthal’s Songs For Football’s Biggest Entertainer

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PIES has spotted this wonderful tribute tio Liverpool and Uruguay’s highly entertaining Luis Suarez.

Take it away, Tom Rosenthal.

 

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Posted: 26th, June 2014 | In: Liverpool, Music, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Rock And Roll Dead? No. It Just Smells Bad

 

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“ROCK and Roll isn’t dead.  It just smells bad.”

I am, of course, paraphrasing Frank Zappa’s famous response when asked whether jazz was dead.  Who would have guessed that quote would be applicable to rock music just a … READ ON

Posted: 25th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (13) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince Decides He’s Too Good For The Middle-Class Yoghurt Fest Called Glastonbury

 

SOCIAL MEDIA eh? People talking to each other about whatever they want? Dreadful isn’t it? How dare people have another conversational tool to add to the pen and paper, telephone, email and text message canon?

Anyway, social media’s chatter … READ ON

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


Gerry Goffin RIP: His Greatest Hits That Never Get Old

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THE songwriting behemoth Gerry Goffin, has passed away, aged 75 in Los Angeles.

If you don’t recognise the name, you’ll recognise some of the songs he’s played a part in – ‘The Locomotion’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ and … READ ON

Posted: 20th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Straight Outta Central Casting: First Look At The Cast For The NWA Biopic

HIP HOP royalty, Dr. Dre, has shared details of the forthcoming NWA film ‘Straight Outta Compton’, stating that the biopic will see release on August 14, 2015.

The film will tell the tale of how NWA – Dr Dre, Ice … READ ON

Posted: 20th, June 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bumping Geriatric Balls in the 60s : The Album

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THIS record is proof of a glitch in the Matrix.  Life is an illusion, a computer simulation, created by aliens to harness our biologic energy…. it’s literally the only explanation for this record.

Apparently, in 1968 the Milton Bradley … READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Beatles Go Back To Mono: Or Are They Just Trolling?

 

YOU may not know it, but The Beatles split-up in 1969. Since then, they’ve released more albums than when they were actually together.

Of course, most Beatle-nuts can’t help it and will fall salivating onto just about any Beatle … READ ON

Posted: 18th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Sale: PERSONALISED ASTON JLS BIRTHDAY BADGES / FRIDGE MAGNETS / HANDBAG MIRRORS

JLS have gocen to the EU’s Boyband silo. But you can keep the magick alive with your…

…PERSONALISED ASTON JLS BIRTHDAY BADGE /FRIDGE MAGNET/MIRRORS

 

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Posted: 17th, June 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0