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THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS – “The Masses Against The Classes”
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(Reorganising the website and having a social life and keeping up with work committments has meant the full refit has been postponed yet again, though items should start trickling out this coming week. Anyway, re-run time again: with the new Manic St[…]

Interesting comment from Prolific
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Interesting comment from Prolific – do rock lyricists tend towards simplicity as they hit their thirties, following Dylan’s trail from imagist tumble to hard-won weighted wisdom? (My personal favourite Dylan, lyrically, is the Blood On Th[…]

Tim asks the million $Australian question
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Tim asks the million $Australian question: why do some repetition-based tracks sound good and others not? My first thought is something Bill Drummond said in The Manual. He basically theorises a time when records which will come out which are identic[…]

The Creation Records Story
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The Creation Records Story is, as tweenet put it, “what every thirtysomething indie kid in London is reading this Winter”. I’m not thirtysomething but I’m still finding it a fascinating book, partly in its subtle reminder of w[…]

Drinks mean links
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Drinks mean links here at Freaky Trigger, and in commemoration of a fine and surprise-filled* evening out at a (dare I say it?) indie disco I bring you king of all the hipsters?. (The ? is like the ? on Therapy?).
*no surprises in the music, of cours[…]

Where Have All the Black Pop Acts Gone?
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Where Have All the Black Pop Acts Gone?: interesting article about whether the current wave of boy band pop has pushed black pop acts like Boys II Men out of the marketplace, and why this is. But especially interesting because throughout the entire p[…]

Am I Cool Or Not
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Am I Cool Or Not is ending early this week ’cause of the site reorganisation. So get your opinions in quick, if you have any![…]

The Ghosts Of Pac-Man
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An idea which shouts through a megaphone that it was conceived on the back of a beermat- The Ghosts Of Pac-Man asks a number of searching questions about the blamanche-like spooks in the early eighties video arcade game. An idea not fully developed o[…]

Mixing it.
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Mixing it. I have long entertained the theory that Snakebite was frowned upon by the landlord community neither for legal reasons nor for tap-contamination reasons, but for pub contamination reasons. That is to say, they don’t want their pub co[…]

Having barmaided quite a lot in my time I know that Snakebite was frowned upon
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Having barmaided quite a lot in my time I know that Snakebite was frowned upon – I was given the impression that this was because the landlord didn’t like the idea of one glass potentially ‘cross contaminating’ 2 pumps. On re[…]

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