Spin Cycle

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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 …

Quite a bit of Genesis and a lot of More Besides

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Like, love or loathe their output, it’s hard to disagree with Genesis’s success… and even harder to deny that what they pulled off is more or less the unlikeliest smash and grab in rock history. There’s no point belaboring the …

Suzi Quatro – the Girl from Detroit City

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She turned up out of nowhere, she appeared out of a dream.  Oh, somewhere in London, in some grayly lit music paper mausoleum, some grizzled hack with his back warped by years of subservience to the the rock’n’roll dream, knew …

Robert Wyatt – Where Were You in 68?

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Okay, it’s been out for almost exactly one year now, which means if you already own it, it’s probably time you replaced your worn-out copy with a shiny new one; and if you don’t – what’s wrong with you?  ’68 …

A package fit for a Queen

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Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (various formats, including vinyl, CD, DVD, blu-ray) Is it possible to have too much Queen? Well, depending upon on your feelings about them, maybe it is.  But still you need to be an …