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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.

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 …

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 2nd, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Money, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 29th, April 2014 | In: Music, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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:

Spotter: Uproxx

Posted: 28th, April 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 28th, April 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

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

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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

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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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)

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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