Anorak

Music | Anorak - Part 7

Music Category

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.

The 20 Greatest Codas In Popular Music: The Song Goes From Average To Anthem

codas

 

SONGS are composed of various different structures: the chorus, verse, bridge, etc. If they’re put together right, it sounds like one cohesive unit. Today, we’re looking at one section in particular – that last piece, the coda. It’s … READ ON

Posted: 17th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stephen Fry Can Sing? BBC Plan Own Toe-Curlingly Bad Version Of Brit Awards

brits bbc

 

THE BBC has long eyed up ITV’s pop-cultural weight with envy. ITV has The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. The BBC have got the rather stuffy Later… with Jools Holland and the even stuffier Strictly Come Dancing.

One … READ ON

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Dying’ Morrissey, The Sickliest Musician In The World, Cancels Tour

PA-19766648

 

\IF you work in the music industry, or know someone who works in the biz, you’ll inevitably have hundreds of anecdotes about Morrissey’s behaviour, all them which will result in some kind of libel from the longest face … READ ON

Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Locked Inside Vegas Airport Driven Mad By Celine Dion

RICHARD DUNN vimeo

 

RICHARD Dunn responded to being locked inside a Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport by filming his version of Celine Dion’s 1996 hit All By Myself – a song best played and sung well away from any other sane human being.… READ ON

Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Get Rik Mayall & The Young Ones to Number One!

IT is remarkable that Rik Mayall, who sadly passed away yesterday, was so loved, considering the small matter of his solely playing really horrible people. Somehow, he retained a certain warmth while being slimy, obnoxious and pervy.

Such is the … READ ON

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


Soccerball Lover J-Lo Sings World Cup Song And Follows The Action On An App.

PA-16563148

 

THE World Cup is days away and fully grown adults are trying not to vomit with excitement about it all. Women and men everywhere are only half listening to conversations and forgetting to chew their food before swallowing, thanks … READ ON

Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Axl Rose Threatens Everyone With New Guns N’ Roses LP

PA-11749739

 

THERE was a time when Guns N’ Roses were the perfect, pompous ragtag gaggle of panto rock villains, waddling around giganto-stages and blasting out ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ while smoking fags and drinking booze from the bottle.

Then, like … READ ON

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


Crisis Averted: Justin Bieber Loses No Followers

EVEN though Justin Bieber has been in a fair amount of trouble lately, this week, his ears will be going hot with embarrassment after a video was published which showed him telling a racist joke.

Bieber says: “Why are black … READ ON

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


Boy Band Weed Watch: Dull One Direction Make Smoking Marijuana Uncool

PA-19952354

 

THE video of One Direction members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking weed has been shared a million times on the internet and a number of op-ed pieces have fretted over the band’s reputation and the potential for the … READ ON

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


Epic Adverts: Dynamic Nashville Bass Player Is Looking For Work In G (Some Restrictions Apply)

A DYNAMIC Bass Player is looking for work in Nashville:

 

 

bass player nashivilleREAD ON

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


The Top 10 Lyrical Low Points of the 1970s

ABBA Ring Ring costumes

 

BACK in January, we covered The Top Ten Lyrical Low Points of the 1980s.  Well, it’s time to tackle another decade – the 1970s.  While there were certainly a lot of good songs with good lyrics recorded during … READ ON

Posted: 30th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rap Genius Founder Fired For Being a Complete Dickhead About Elliot Rodger

Mahbod Moghadam

 

THAT you’re able to think up and found one of the web’s hotter properties does show that you’ve got some smarts. You’re good at doing something at least. But that’s not to say that having done that that you’re … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Copyright Suits: Beastie Boys Lose The Right To Say ‘No’

PA-5187360

 

WHEN Adam Yauch passed away, his fellow Beastie Boys were told, in no uncertain terms, that they should respect his legacy by never allowing their music to be used in advertisements.

And so, the Beasties are now taking on … READ ON

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


Here’s Some New Music From Shy And Not-At-All-Money-Mad Queen

PA-10484336

 

THE notoriously shy and not-at-all-money-obsessed Queen have confirmed plans to release a new album featuring previously unheard tracks sung by their late frontman Freddie Mercury.

Since Freddie’s untimely death, Queen have never been so busy, putting out musicals under … READ ON

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


Kasabian Release An ‘Important’ Message To The Cool Kids

PA-19932202

 

MODERN rock ‘n’ roll is in a treacherous place – it is ruled by musicians too masculine and backward looking, while the rest of the world’s genres has mixed it all up.

And without any trace of irony, Kasabian’s … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


AKB48: Japanese Girlgroup Attacked With A Saw

PA-18663072

 

RECENTLY, women’s rights have been shoved to the forefront of the debate, thanks to a number of dreadful events. It has been difficult for some men to read the #YesToWomen hashtag, which has shown just how unsettling life can … READ ON

Posted: 27th, May 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jack White: Bring Back The Clapometer At Gigs

PA-11048429

 

NOTICED how there’s a lot of rock musicians complaining about the modern world lately? Like lunatics shouting at cars for being evil horseless carriages, spewing out Satan’s plume, they gripe and bitch about every modern development… apart from the … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Led Zeppelin Sued For ‘Stairway’ Rip-Off – Hear The Evidence

 

TO crate diggers and muso-nerds, this won’t be news at all, but to the occasional rock fan, you may not know that Led Zeppelin’s iconic ‘Stairway To Heaven’ has been accused of being a rip-off for quite some time.… READ ON

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


Bob Marley’s Ghost Arrives In Court

ONE thing you can always rely on, with the music industry, is that someone is going to sue someone else, trying to stake a claim to a song, or music, they had no part in writing.

And people wonder why … READ ON

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Keys: Proud To Be Luddites

PA-15763665

 

FANS of the Black Keys are, like the band themselves, people who look back at a fabled ‘golden age’ of rock that doesn’t actually exist.

See, a lot of fans of bluesy dadrock will tell themselves that, once upon … READ ON

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mötley Crüe Goes ‘Triple R’: The Best Bits From The Hot Mess Film

Mötley Crüe

 

IF there’s one thing you can say about Mötley Crüe, is that their band name is a total pain in the arse to type on a computer, if you want to do it correctly.

Of course, there’s more to … READ ON

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


Someone tell Rita Ora There’s No Fast-Track To Stardom

PA-19745208

 

YOU may have seen Rita Ora’s face knocking around and indeed, may have heard some of her songs on the radio. However, putting the sounds to the face is a trickier prospect. While Miley Cyrus and One Direction swiped … READ ON

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0