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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.

Led Zeppelin To Reunite At An Alright Jamaican Party

 

IT seems weird when really famous bands don’t get back together, especially when the lead singer is still alive. Look at Abba. Look at Talking Heads. Look at The Smiths.

Look at Led Zeppelin.

With the latter, Bonzo has … READ ON

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


Liberace And Elvis Jam On Guitar And Piano In 1956

NOVEMBER 1 1965:

Liberace, piano virtuoso who became known as Mr. Showmanship, is shown with Elvis Presley at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas in November, 1956. (AP Photo)

 

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Posted: 16th, May 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zoology Discography: 10 Records By Animal Named Bands

OVER the years, there have been a veritable zoo of musical acts with animal names: The Monkees, The Turtles, Three Dog Night, Gorillaz, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Eagles, The Byrds, A Flock of Seagulls, etc. We could go on … READ ON

Posted: 15th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Elvis Presly Fans Dance On A Traffic Island Outside The Palais De Danse Hall in Nottingham

AUGUST 22, 1977:

Mourning fans of the late Elvis Presley, dance on a traffic island outside the Palais de Danse hall in Nottingham where the convention of the dead star’s official British fan club was held.

 

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Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Which A Cruise Ship Plays Seven Nation Army On Her Horn

HERE’S cruise ship playing Seven Nation Army on her horn:

 

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Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Beyonce, Solange and Jay Z in elevator scrap! Here are the theories…

SO, you may have been under a rock and missed the news that Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z, right in front for her sister Beyonce, in a lift.

And yes, there’s a lovely video of it.

 

Of course, it … READ ON

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


Eurovision: Nice One Conchita Wurst But Frank Zappa And Steve Kardynal Did It First And Better

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AND so it came to be that Thomas Neuwirth transformed a drippy signer with a terrible voice into Conchita Wurst – a bearded singer in a dress with a nightclub singer’s voice.

 

 

 

And he won Eurovison.… READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lily Allen And The Horrors of Aggressive Marketing

 

ONE thing that has always been a major force in music, is marketing. Songs don’t accidentally find their way to listeners, unless you’re a crazy crate digger who actively looks between the cracks for music.

One of the finest … READ ON

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are The Arctic Monkeys Dialling It In?

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REMEMBER when the Arctic Monkeys first burst onto the scene? Ordinary kids, making sharp, loud rock ‘n’ roll coupled with slanted looks at society and crapfun nights out? Even if they weren’t your bag, they sure were fun … READ ON

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Copyright Is Corporate Theft: People Who Illegally Download Buy Music Too

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EVERYONE outside of the music industry knows that people who illegally download also buy music. For example, Person A buys a lot of vinyl, but also illegally downloads a load of stuff he wouldn’t normally buy, like that song … READ ON

Posted: 7th, May 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Tracks: 6 Weird Songs About Famous People

WHEN Joe DiMaggio heard his name in Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson”, he reportedly went into a rage and wanted to sue. To him, it sounded like an insult and insinuated that he was dead (“Joltin’ Joe has left and READ ON

Posted: 7th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


9 Reasons Why Courtney Love Is Wrong About Saxophones In Rock ‘n’ Roll

courtney loveSHE really is fun to have around, but Courtney Love isn’t exactly known for being right very often. While talking about Bruce Springsteen, she said she liked him, but didn’t really like his music and had a leave a show … READ ON

Posted: 7th, May 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You Won’t Believe Where Tupac Has Been Living

 

REMEMBER when Tupac died? That was sad wasn’t it? Well, Suge Knight, who just so happened to be in the driver’s seat of the car that was filled with bullets back in ’96, which resulted in wounds that led … READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen To Scott Bradlee’s Greatet Hits: Pop Juggler And Coming To The UK

scott bradleeYOU may not know the name Scott Bradlee, but you’ll definitely know the songs he performs. That’s because you’ve probably seen his Postmodern Jukebox getting The Hits Of Today! and screwing them into the ground, kicking them around a little … READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Breathe New Life Into Your Playlists With 100 Songs As Chosen By New Wavers

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COULD your Spotify and iTunes playlists use some sprucing up? Let these Post Punk and Synth Pop artists rejuvinate your tired lists with their fresh audio suggestions. Pulled from the pages of 1980 issues of Smash Hits magazine are … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brody Dalle Is ‘Proud’ of Alex Turner’s Speech

REMEMBER when Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys made that speech about rock ‘n’ roll at The Brits and everyone who wasn’t a guitar-loving 14 year old, just shrivelled up and died of awkwardness on the spot?

Well, Distillers honcho … READ ON

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


Punks and Money: Pete Doherty Talks About Filthy Lucre

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PUNKS and money have always been a funny thing, mainly because the entire foundation for punk is to not give two hoots about cash. They mean it, maaan. Anti-establishment, lone wolf rock music, that does things on its … READ ON

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Money, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 10 Best Anti-Racism Songs

IN the past couple of years, most of us have been surprised, shocked and nauseated by high profile racism. In football, we’ve seen players walking off the pitch in protest and eating bananas thrown at them. The NBA is currently … READ ON

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Simon and Edie Brickell: Who Beat Up Who?

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REMEMBER Edie Brickell? She was a pop-folkie way back when for Generation Xers. She’s best known for ‘Circle’ (here, with the catchier-than-mumps “I quit, I give up” hook) and ‘What I Am” which was covered by Spice … READ ON

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


POW!GRL And ScottBradleeLovesYa Perorm A Sensual Version of The Duck Tales Theme Tune

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WHEN we heard the theme tune to Duck Tales, the cartoon show, we heard a chirpy squeaking. When POW!GRL and ScottBradleeLovesYa heard the song, they performed this seductive impression of Huey, Dewey, Louie and Scrooge McDuck:

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Posted: 28th, April 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mariah Carey Spends £28k On Looking After Her Pets

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PEOPLE get terribly upset when famous people spend obscene amounts of money on frivolous things. They tut about how much good could be done with all that dough. However, those people are stupid and wrong. Us humans need outrageous … READ ON

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


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 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

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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

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Posted: 24th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Music, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

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