Archives – 1999 – March  

Robert Crumb Was Right!
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Various Artists – That’s What I Call Sweet Music
For thirty-odd years now, underground comics legend R.Crumb has been preaching musical theory to a decidedly sceptical audience. Crumb was always faintly anachronistic in the hippie comix s[…]

Joy And Laughter
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Jim O’Rourke – Eureka 
A record I’ve been looking forward to impatiently is Jim O’Rourke’s Eureka. Much-tagged as O’Rourke’s grand pop move, this one – after 17’s magically pretty/peaceful Bad Ti[…]

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Confessions Of A Pop Fan
This isn’t a manifesto, it’s just a vague statement of intent, or maybe belief. Heaven knows it’s difficult, even absurd, to try and crystallise what I feel about music and music criticism, and even more dif[…]

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  1. I have a theory, and I am being statistically conscious here, that in the 1975 referendum the great majority of…

  2. It is very, very easy to treat generations as more monolithic than they are! But even when there are yawning…

  3. The way people seem to suddenly think Sweet Caroline has always been a Football Singalong Song now, when I'm pretty…

  4. Musically, I don't mind the Americanisation of British Christmas – generally happier to hear Brenda Lee than Wizzard – but…

  5. Well I'm 69 and I voted remain in both 1975 and 2016, and I still think Brexit was the stupidest…