Anorak

Music | Anorak - Part 8

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.

Oasis Are Getting Back Together For One Huge Gig

THERE looks like there’s going to be an invasion of lads in bucket hats with cans of Stella at Glastonbury as the bookies have suspended betting on Oasis headlining Glastonbury after Liam Gallagher tweeted something that appears to suggest a …

Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1973: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Played At 33 RPM Reveals An Unexpected Secret

jolene 33

 

IN 1973, Dolly Parton released the song Jolene. It would become a smash hit.

Mark Wigmore gives some background to the great song:

There are several myths and legends about Dolly Parton’s song “Jolene.” It’s been said that

Posted: 24th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Music, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arcade Fire Are Arcane Dire: Guitar Band Takes Swipe At Electronic Music

THROW a brick into the air and, chances are, you’ll hit someone who likes guitar music who just can’t accept that electronic music is ‘real’.

Even though electronic pop music has been  a thing since the ’60s, rock luddites still …

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


The Rise and Fall of Les McKeown and the Bay City Rollers

 

THE BBC say it’s 60 million while The Guardian wrote that it was 120 million, The Scotsman, no doubt proud of the band’s Scottish roots, guessed 300 million.Whatever the amount was the Bay City Rollers certainly sold a …

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Should We Boycott Record Store Day?

PA-13346895

 

AS everyone knows, Record Store Day is to hipsters what Valentine’s Day is to the romantics. It’s enforced fun where naysayers chirp “you shouldn’t need a designated day to show someone you love them/buy records” and generally, …

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Eight-Track Miracle: 8 Reasons It Failed

 eight track (9)

 

WHEN eight-track tapes hit the shelves in the latter part of the Sixties, it was seen as a godsend.  All of a sudden, you could listen to your music collection in your car, or out-and-about with the new boom-boxes.  …

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, Technology | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Libertines Reuniting ‘To Pay Off Smack Debts’, Probably

 

SYPHILITIC grot-rockers, The Libertines, could well be making a comeback, which is great news for all those awful humans who live in a permanent state of mildew and have brown teeth and own nothing but four tattoos and a …

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


Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher To Make A Record Together?

blur

 

THE animosity circus that was Britpop, with everyone trying to outdo each other by saying “we’re the best band in the world” and slating other bands was fun for 10 minutes. When bands like Scotland’s The Gyres started calling …

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Music, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dentist Plans To Clone John Lennon From A Tooth And Raise Him As A Son

PA-19266311

A CLEARLY bonkers Canadian dentist called Dr Michael Zuk has spoken of his not weird and distressing at all plans to clone dead Beatle John Lennon and raise him as a son.

See, he’s got DNA from the singer’s tooth …

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hail Mary! Hail Mary! Sing Along At Lent To The Hour of Our Death

ANROAK’S favourite Christian rocker William Tapley,  aka the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse, singer of such hits as Denver Airport Is Stuffed With Penises and Gangham, Style and Call Me Maybe Herald Arrival of The Anti-Christ will now sing a …

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


James Corden Says Something Truly Incredible About People At The Brits

 

FEEL free, at any point during this article, to tut to yourself “Cuh! Including yourself are we, Corden?”

James Corden has hit out at some of the “horrible” people who attended the Brit Awards while he was doing a

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Polyester Prayers: Gospel Family Album Covers of the Seventies

THE 1970s was a decade set ablaze with countless Jesus Freaks and Holy Rollers cranking out an untold number of gospel records.  There seemed no end to the number of artists Bound for Glory and preaching the Good Word.  What …

Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kylie Ditches The Voice, Unsurprisingly

PA-19066127

UNSURPRISINGLY, Kylie Minogue has announced she will not be returning to The Voice.

The show, which has completely failed to set the world on fire, mainly thanks to being somehow more cynical than The X Factor, thanks …

Posted: 11th, April 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kurt Cobain Conspiracy Theorist Sues Seattle Police Department

WHEN a pop star dies, some people get a bit more mental in the way they approach the band. Instead of liking the band for what they are and weighing up whether or not to feel sad about the plight …

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


Red Hot Chili Peppers Used As Guantanamo Bay Torture T(rack)

PA-15568695

OF all the dreadful, heart-wrenching stories to come from Guantanamo Bay, the news that the CIA are using the Red Hot Chili Peppers music as a torture device is surely the worst.

Prisoners in Guantánamo Bay have been subject to …

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


Were KISS Anti-Semitic?

PA-19517828

LIFE as a member of KISS must be more mental than living in a hedge filled with laughing spiders. And depressing too. More depressing than Gene Simmons blood-chilling sex tape. No, we’re not providing a link. Look for it yourself. …

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Music, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 10 Sappiest Songs Ever Recorded

Lionel Richie

 

NOT so long ago we covered the most depressing songs ever recorded, but there’s a big difference between depressing and sappy. A depressing song can actually be quite good; the artist intends to elicit sadness and it works. …

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jessie J Moves Beyond Her Bisexual Phase Into The Husband Zone

PA-18415685

WHEN Jessie J burst onto the pop scene, it briefly felt like we were going to have our own Lady GaGa, making jagged, wonky pop that was wise to the pirate radio station playlists.

However, she quickly turned into Natasha …

Posted: 9th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dial M for Music: 4 Records And Their Tales of Murder

HERE are four albums which serve as starting points to murder stories. They range from factual to dodgy at best, but they are all interesting. The four stories include: (1) A Sonny Bono wannabe turned nurse killer, (2) an ex-stripper …

Posted: 9th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Rolling Stones 1969: Listen To Mary Clayton’s Awesome Isolated Vocal From Gimme Shelter

Gimme-Shelter mary clayton 1

 

THE isolated track of Merry Clayton’s vocal from The Rolling Stones’ 1969 hit Gimme Shelter is something else:

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1971: The Glastonbury Fayre Where Only The New Pyramid Stage Was Plastic

FLASHBACK to Glastonbury 20–24 June 1971.

Before Glastonbury became a corporate BBC-sponsored event – and how Aunty Beeb kills the cool with her patronage – it was free and fun.

PA-8619471 (1)

 

Wikipedia:

The Glastonbury Fayre of 1971 was instigated by

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


Glastonbury Is Dead But ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’

PA-1050428

FOR people who don’t like hippies, festival-goers, indie music, ridiculous gig flags, wankers in bucket hats, posh girls in bindhis, heritage rock bands and wacky BBC presenters, the blanket coverage of the Glastonbury Festival is worse than a million Royal …

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


Wu Tang Clan: Releasing One Copy Too Many Of Their New LP

PA-11039799

WU TANG CLAN have never been more popular, mainly because people who don’t really like hip hop really like wearing their t-shirts, throwing up ironic ‘Wu’ handsigns in photographs and smoking weed now and then. For real fans of The …

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


Courtney Love Reads Kurt Cobain’s Handwritten Suicide Note (1994)

KURT Cobain left a long hand-written suicide note. It included the words of Neil Young from the song “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)Better to burn out / than to fade away,” Neil Young

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