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A New Greater Wimpy, A No Smarter Bang
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A New Greater Wimpy, A No Smarter Bang: my guess is there are translation issues at work here but I found this more or less incomprehensible. Its basic thesis as far as I can get it is that 2000 is a Classic Year because of bands like Smog and Lambch[…]

100 Top 70s Punk LPs
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100 Top 70s Punk LPs: have I blogged this before? I honestly can’t remember. Anyway, I’m in a punky mood today and this gave me ten minutes solid nostalgic entertainment.[…]

The Official Daphne and Celeste Hate Site
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The Official Daphne and Celeste Hate Site: it’s a ‘conspiricy’, apparently. The irony being of course that this site is much more in the spirit of D & C than any of my jaded musings here are ever likely to be.[…]

The Virtual Irish Pub
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The Virtual Irish Pub: as if real Irish theme pubs aren’t bad enough. On my visit there were forty benighted ‘virtual drinkers’, almost all of whom were congregated at the ‘Front Door’ area. No sign of any chat going on,[…]

Bob Stanley at home
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Bob Stanley at home – the Saint Etienne songwriter gives you a tour of his record collection, which is exactly as you’d expect Bob Stanley’s record collection to be.“[Chantal Goya] did a great soundtrack to a Jean-Luc Godard f[…]

The dark secret of the Italian Futurists
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The dark secret of the Italian Futurists: no, not the fascism thing which is hardly a secret, more that they were – at least from a musical point of view – a bit crap. For all that Russolo’s intonarumori are a cultural touchstone of[…]

GOLDFRAPP – “Lovely Head”
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GOLDFRAPP – “Lovely Head”
A duet for theremin and heartache: at least that’s what it sounds like. Goldfrapp make a cool, nervy noise – you mught draw torchy parallels with Portishead, but this is much nearer Broadcast, o[…]

And the point of novelty songs is…?:
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And the point of novelty songs is…?: Anyone who is currently living in New York will know what I’m talking about, but for those of you who don’t, let’s give you an appraisal of the situation: Z100, the big pop station in the c[…]

Well, someone out there still cares about Ricky:
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Well, someone out there still cares about Ricky: The video for “She Bangs,” where he plays Super Underwater Heterosexual Man, knocked “Shape of My Heart” out of the number one spot on TRL yesterday. Whether that “someone[…]

POP-EYE U.S. – 10/26/00
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POP-EYE U.S. – 10/26/00
and here, we find, is the fundamental problem about writing about the u.s. pop charts. once again, the top five remains solidified, with christina aguilera on top for a fourth week with “come on over baby.” &[…]

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