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Mega Dodo – the Biggest Bird Around

“I have my music teacher to thank for my musical tastes. He played Pentangle’s Basket Of Light during one lesson and it was a revelation. I’d been listening to the usual musical fare, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, but …

Book reviews – Murder Ballads, Piracy, Rare Bowie and Rip-offs

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David Bowie – Rare Records Price Guide Volume One (Singles 1964-2016) by Tamsin Darke Createspace ISBN 978-1523856268 https://tamsindarkebowiepriceguide.wordpress.com Goldmine’s latest price guide gives David Bowie a couple of pages.  Record Collector’s smaller format surrenders a couple more.  Tamsin Darke’s prosaically …

Kevin Godley’s got Hog Fever

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It’s difficult to say what Kevin Godley is most famous for. For some, it’s his four years behind the drum kit with 10cc, a period during which he played, sang and wrote some of the most deathless songs in that …

Reviews: Fashions, Sendelica, Sons of the Void, Dodson & Fogg, Bordellos, Schizo Fun Addict, United Bible Studies, Soft-Hearted Scientists, Proud Peasant, Juju, In The Cities of Your Eyes, Claudio Cataldi

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various Fashions (CD) Sendelica Ziggy Stardust (45) (both Fruits de Mer) Sendelica I’ll Walk With The Stars For You (http://sendelica.bandcamp.com) Of all the tributes offered up to the recently fallen David Bowie, the most affecting, and effective was, in fact, …

Book Review – George Harrison: Soul Man by John Blaney

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George Harrison – Soul Man by John Blaney Mega Dodo/Paper Jukebox ISBN 978-0-9544528-7-2 (book) They always called him the quiet one, but of course, he wasn’t.  Not really.  Quiet ones don’t write songs like “Taxman,” “Piggies” and “Bangla-Desh.”  Quiet ones …