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PUNK ROCK LYRIC WATCH SPECIAL
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PUNK ROCK LYRIC WATCH SPECIAL
THE CLASH ? London Calling
A bunch of middle class punk chancers or the only band with something to say to come out of Britain during the late seventies? Well, on the evidence of London Calling it?s pretty much neither. […]

WHICH ONE’S PINK?
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WHICH ONE’S PINK?
I have always been a firm believer in doing the work you love and loving the work you do. That’s why my CV includes spells as a librarian, a sensory deprivation engineer, and a special liason for the Metropolitan Police&[…]

BORE-BITAL
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BORE-BITAL
Male pattern baldness. Has there ever been a better sign of tedium in pop? Alopecia is just not a good sign in any band, lets pick off some examples. The grand Pooh-Bah of baldness would be Brian Eno o?course. He made Music For Airports. O[…]

FEAR (And Loathing) OF MUSIC
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FEAR (And Loathing) OF MUSIC
In TV or comic book parlance, “talking heads” refers to that bit where the action stops and the characters stand around explaining things: sometimes a vital part of a narrative’s structure it’s mor[…]

ISAAC HAYES – The Theme From Shaft
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ISAAC HAYES – The Theme From Shaft
Wicky Wicky Wicky.
How far did Isaac Hayes’ balls drop? Was there some terrible sound of a couple of pool balls being let go from about three feet when it occurred. Because when Isaac sings, the deep bas[…]

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  1. I'm not sure those exist. Perhaps a better way to phrase it would be "Happy to see Cerebus discussed again,…

  2. Thanks for writing these. It's nice to see some critical re-examination of the significant virtues of Cerebus, now that Sim…

  3. That's interesting too - slight embarassment to admit I've never read Berserk, I guess because when I was initially getting…