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Little Annie – Catching Up and Moving Ahead

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Little Annie is exhausted Exhausted but exhilarated.  She’s just returned home to New York after a week in Toronto prepping what promises to be her most eagerly anticipated album… ever?  Certainly for a while.  Because it’s also her first to …

Who Killed Mister Moonlight & Other Bauhausian Riddles

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Across the thirty-five years that have elapse since Bauhaus first click, clack and grimly glam-rocked their way out of Britain’s post-punk miasma, they have been responsible for a lot of crimes.  Few of which they could ever have envisioned themselves, …

More Manticores for your Madness

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In an age when a band simply wasn’t a band if it didn’t also have its own record label, there was an awful lot of corporate silliness flung into the marketplace, towering conceits with names like Threshold and Purple, Swan …

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A little over thirty years ago, there was an album released that you might never have heard of.  It didn’t get a US airing, and it barely saw the stores in the UK before its record company went belly-up.  It …

Underworld Dubnoboxsetbasswithmyheadman

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No matter how benighted the nineties sometimes felt, and how dismal the music that we were expected to be grooving to… “hey kids, there’s a new Dave Matthews album coming!”… there were corners and alleyways and dingy little dungeon-like dens …