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VARIOUS ARTISTS – “What’s Going On?”
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I should make it clear I’m no fan of “What’s Going On?” in its original form – a heartfelt and well-sung cry of anguish for the woes of humanity, but it says less to me than anything I’ve heard that Marvin Gaye did[…]

We are needed more than ever.
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We are needed more than ever. It’s an undisputable factoid that following Pumpkin Publog’s – ahem – vacation, the pubs of Britain have slumped in quality. For example the King Of Corsica, never admittedly a nice boozer but now[…]

Cellar Bars underground
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It would be sad if Pumpkin Publog became a graveyard for decent pubs, but I feel it only fair to erect a textual tombstone in honour of two sadly-deceased and much-missed Edinburgh pubs, both cellar bars near the uni, and both long-term refuges from […]

End the red button madness
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So there’s this pub. Native State. Well, it’s more of a bar-cafe-pub thing: food, drink, long beerhall type tables and all that. And the decor! It’s one of those theme pubs that doesn’t seem to know what its own theme is: rand[…]

Daphne & Celeste vs FilePile
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Daphne & Celeste vs FilePile[…]

VOX – Sing, Sing a Song
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“Who has the best voice in modern music?” asked an I Love Music punter. It seemed a simple enough question and I was surprised to find myself struggling to answer it. The idea of the ‘good voice’ is central to pop music, from […]

THE PLEASURES OF BASTARDS: Bran Van 3000’s Discosis
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Bran Van 3000 are a Montreal nonette known primarily for a one hit wonder. In fact I am not sure how popular “Drinking in L.A.” was outside of Canada. So when I got Discosis I was shocked by it. They have managed to make one of the most […]

But that’s where you’re wrong…
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But that’s where you’re wrong…
With apologies to PUBlic Enemy (and, more relevantly, Star Turn on 45 Pints).
Once again, back is the incredible
The pub animal
The incredible PP. Pumpkin Pubs is number one
Landlord said “Time!&[…]

NO LANGUAGE, JUST SOUND – Looking Well Beyond the Lyric Sheet
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I hear the music. Which is patently obvious, I suppose, give what I write about for both pleasure and for pay. Started with my youth, very very young days, Sesame Street, Free To Be, You and Me, that kind of seventies upbringing. And from those alb[…]

So farewell then
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So farewell then
Pumpkinpublog.
You provided wit
And where might be a good place
To have a nice pint.
But now time seems to have been called on you
Or your contributors are in the Priory.
byJ.D. Wetherspoon (aged 13 3/4)[…]

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