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P. DIDDY, BLACK ROB, & MARK CURRY – “Bad Boy For Life”
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P. DIDDY, BLACK ROB, & MARK CURRY – “Bad Boy For Life”
Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” has always confounded me. Jimmy Page plays a riff straight from the Neil Young Perfectly Inept Solo school. Well, the riff it[…]

I Hear the Call
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I Hear the Call: ace piece on the Backstreets’ “The Call” which manages to make the song (not one of my favourites) sound fascinating and underestimate it both at once. Darnelle’s point – that the delusional narrator of […]

QUIET!
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THE BETA BAND – Hot Shots II
It’s a fantastic summer day, a Saturday to boot, somewhere between warm and hot on the heat scale. Me, I find myself in the midst of suburban splendor, laying on a deck chair beside the pool. Mom, Dad: Love ya[…]

KELIS, “YOUNG, FRESH AND NEW” MARY J. BLIGE, “FAMILY AFFAIR”
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KELIS, “YOUNG, FRESH AND NEW”
MARY J. BLIGE, “FAMILY AFFAIR”
“i’ve gotta be young, fresh and new,” kelis sings in her upcoming single, knowing full well that, along with producers du jour the neptunes, she is[…]

Now I love the Human League
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Now I love the Human League as much as the next man. OK, possibly more than the next man, and perhaps more than is actually healthy. But in this monstrous double spread in the Guardian is buried a hideous and disturbing fact: “dance empire buil[…]

April March – “Chick Habit”
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April March – “Chick Habit”
Do you want to frug and shake your wild, ratted-up hair all over the living room? Do you like to imagine that you’re a member of the original line-up of the B-52s on tour in a leopard print-decora[…]

D12 (with Eminem) — “Purple Hills” / “Purple Pills” HAWD GANKSTUH RAPPHUS MC’S (WIT GATZ) — “Reptile Haus”
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D12 (with Eminem) — “Purple Hills” / “Purple Pills”
HAWD GANKSTUH RAPPHUS MC’S (WIT GATZ) — “Reptile Haus”
The first time I heard ‘Purple Hills’ (thank you again, MuchMusic), it was a […]

POP:ART
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POP:ART fun — the latest FT update is an interview with Dickon Edwards, former Shelley and Orlando pop mastermind currently enjoying himself with Fosca. Stop on by![…]

PUFFY AMIYUMI – “Boogie Woogie No. 5”
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PUFFY AMIYUMI – “Boogie Woogie No. 5”
Two young Japanese girls, stumbling around a stark white film set in torn jeans and sneakers (among many other outfits), with boys dancing around them in khakis, and a pale imitation of a Gene K[…]

FROM THE EDITOR
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(Some old FT editorials resurrected from the archives for you…)
July 10, 2001
My illustrious publisher is currently off enjoying himself in the company of Greek goats (or something like that), so here’s a brief note saying that a variety […]

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