Monthly Archives: April 2011

John Cooper-Clarke & The Sopranos

The logical following on, writing the day after publishing a blog on the magic of Nick Cave’s Grinderman project, would- I think- be to write about Cave’s “day job” with the Bad Seeds. Well, you would think so, wouldn’t you? … Continue reading

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Writing about Record Store Day last week, and in particular my quest to find the Grinderman track with National vocals, made me think that perhaps now is a good time to talk about Grinderman. I mean, why not? You already … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2011

I have a confession to make. The first I ever heard of the yearly event known as Record Store Day was when I heard that the recently reformed Blur were going to be releasing a track in honour of the … Continue reading

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Brixton Academy 2002: Doves

So much of the music that I have come to love, indeed, most of the music I’ve talked about here, is music I’ve discovered through their albums, or maybe a single on a radio. Perhaps a friend has passed me … Continue reading

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Fresh from a weekend of football and disappointment in north London, I’d like to retreat to the warmth of an album that I first heard some 17 years ago- the third album from the Essex boys known as Blur- the … Continue reading

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