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Freaky Trigger
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Freaky Trigger updates — yes, you read that right. After dealing with a little of this and that, three new articles for your perusal — Fred S. discusses Mercury Rev’s All is Dream, I tackle that one myself along with efforts from s[…]

Last Plane to Jakarta
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Last Plane to Jakarta is today and by some distance the best music zine on the ‘net and I’m ashamed for not having linked to it before. Truth to tell I didn’t look at it before because I knew it would be better than what I’m d[…]

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Couldn’t Life Ever Be Sane Again?
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What is “Panic” about? Dismissed and attacked since its release as small-minded, or snobbish, or even borderline racist, The Smiths’ anti-disco broadside continues to intrigue. On this thread, The Pinefox calls it a “yoking of[…]

various artists, “what’s going on?”
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“what’s going on?” is a great song: it was great for our parents; it’s great listening still for us; and it’s especially great if you’ve got a cause. any cause, really. it could be aids, it could be helping victims[…]

SUM 41 — In Too Deep
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SUM 41 — In Too Deep
Here’s a snotty little question: If (as suggested by some critics) Blink 182 is the new Replacements (and pardon my incredulity, but if Mark Hoppus & Tom DeLonge can even come close to approximating 1/100th of P[…]

LOVE HANGOVERS
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LOVE HANGOVERS
Neither version of “Love Hangover” has anything very much to do with a hangover. The song, written for Diana Ross and then covered by The Associates, is in that cynical, wonderful tradition of soul songwriting where every m[…]

A Loafer’s Discourse
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A Loafer’s Discourse: why I’ve not been writing much, why that has to change. Tangentially related to music.[…]

THE BEACH BOYS – Fun? Fun? Fun?
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THE BEACH BOYS – Fun? Fun? Fun?
I was cornered by a man with what can only be described as yellow hair in my local gin palace last week, something which perturbed me greatly. I dislike being cornered at the best of times, but when I have to fea[…]

FROM DEPTH TO HEIGHT – Mercury Rev’s All is Dream
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With their 1995 album See You on the Other Side, Mercury Rev created a world for the listener to inhabit. It was a world where adagios and allegros lived together in peace, where the boundaries of the staff were not strictly enforced, where tones wer[…]

Promotion For Nothing – The MTV Video Music Awards 2001
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If people needed a reminder that the music video was first envisioned as a promotional vehicle for a recording act, the MTV Video Music Awards was more than happy to provide such evidence. Macy Gray presented an award with her dress serving as a bill[…]

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