Spin Cycle

Sarah Cracknell’s Red Kite

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Of all the music that can be said to have soundtracked the 1990s, at least once you step beyond the Alice in Grungey Britblur axis with which the history books now berate us (was 1998 really the year of Rialto?  …

Jobriath is Back

It’s been a very long and rocky road, but at last it seems that Jobriath is finally getting the respect he deserves. The first openly gay American rock star, if we accept that that “stardom” was conferred more by column …

The Zombies at Woodstock. Seriously…

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The best histories are the ones you’ve never heard of.  The even better ones are the ones that you never even dreamed about.  There’s an entire vein of fiction out there, poised somewhere between sci-fi, fantasy and fact, where the …

Twinkle – Goodnight

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She only had a couple of hits, but one of them remains among the most affecting of all the so-called “death songs” that clung to the charts in the early 1960.  Lynn “Twinkle” Ripley was just sixteen when “Terry” brought …