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DAVID BOWIE: Low – Blank
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Possibly a 1977 version of Blankety Blank had this question set as its Supermatch Game. Low- Blank. It would be a bit unfair though because if you are referring to the Bowie album of said name, so many words could have filled the blank. Low Quality f[…]

DAVID BOWIE – Mr Mime Strikes Back
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DAVID BOWIE – Mr Mime Strikes Back
This may seem a funny thing for me to say, but there’s too much hate in the world. Prejudice, for example, disgusts me. Racial prejudice, prejudice against women, against the disabled, against mimes&#823[…]

DAVID BOWIE – Waste Of Space Oddity
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A concept single whose concept pretty much traded on being the aural equivalent of one of the longest, most tedious films ever set to celluloid. Space Oddity – Space Odyssey – do you get it? Granted the song is shorter than the film, but […]

IHM LYRIC WATCH 2: Jeru The Damaja
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IHM LYRIC WATCH 2
“I put MCs on the ceiling like Michelangelo did the Sixteenth Chapel” – Jeru The Damaja, “Black Cowboys”
What about the other fifteen chapels, eh Jeru? Not to mention that, well, there aren’t any […]

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – New Age (from Loaded, 1970)
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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – New Age (from Loaded, 1970)
It was Mark E. Smith, of course it was, who came up with the ultimate indie rock snob put-down: “He couldn’t tell Lou Reed from Doug Yule“. Confession time: I was that cluel[…]

John Cale News
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John Cale News is a neat and sharply designed site and does what it says in the title. Photos of Mr.Cale if that’s your thing. Right now I’m listening to Inside The Dream Syndicate Vol.1: Day Of Niagara, a first release on Table Of The El[…]

Nick Hornby would never…
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“Nick Hornby would never write a book about what’s on his hard drive” – Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, talking about the Napster thing. A more convincing argument for the MP3 revolution is tough to imagine, frankly.[…]

God Almighty, is there
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God Almighty, is there no end to it? The Official Worst Band In The World have some more material to foist upon us. Split up, yeah yeah. Actually the worst aspect of this story is Mr. Corgan’s prose style: give a pop star a keyboard and they th[…]

Empty.org — In Review
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Empty.org — In Review is a writerly music/culture weblog which reminds me vaguely of the Josh Blog with more ‘attitude’. Two writers, haven’t read through it all yet but there’s a good sense of a dialogue going on, seems[…]

Vic Godard
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Vic Godard: continuing the music Tom likes theme, here’s the page I can find which comes nearest to breaking away from facts and anecdotes and actually wrestling with why Subway Sect were such a terrific band. Everything else is oh-how-obscure-[…]

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