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MIS-TEEQ – “Roll On”
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MIS-TEEQ – “Roll On”
You’d have thought the current Asian-samples vogue in hip-hop would have been something UK producers picked up on quick and did well, given that “Get Ur Freak On”, “Addicted”, &#822[…]

C90 Go: Number 6
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It May Not Be Hot – But It Sure Is Warm
This tape was made for me in April 1998 by a Dutch music journalist as a prize for coming second in an online pop lyrics quiz held on a mailing list I was on. The top three were all called Graham or Graem[…]

Haha few things bettah than having yr sincere prejudices confirmed by unmoored gossip
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Haha few things bettah than having yr sincere prejudices confirmed by unmoored gossip. Spent an evening with two relatives who work in the TV documentary industry. Relative X had just seen the Nick Broomfield doc on Tupac: verdict = ‘total meh&[…]

Is Pop Cool?
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Is Pop Cool?
I got an interesting e-mail last week. Ben Rayner, a writer for the Toronto Star, wrote to me asking for a couple of quotes for a column he was writing about pop music. Because of the World Cup, I’ve not been checking my e-mail muc[…]

THE PRODIGY – “Baby’s Got A Temper”
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THE PRODIGY – “Baby’s Got A Temper”
The best bit of this record is the cheeky “Firestarter” quote about thirty seconds in – a blipvert reminder of who the long-gone Prodigy are, and a dash of swagger in a tra[…]

What makes a good pub?
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What makes a good pub? Not too large, not too small. Not too smart, not too scruffy. Mix of customers who are friendly enough to make the odd comment when you go to the bar and civil enough to let you get on with reading your book. Salt of the earth […]

TRUTH HURTS feat. RAKIM – “Addictive”
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TRUTH HURTS feat. RAKIM – “Addictive” I’ve tried to write this entry three times now without success. I can’t figure out why this song is so alluring to me. Part of it may be DJ Quik’s beat; yeah, it’s the[…]

What makes a good pub?
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What makes a good pub? I ask because of late the question has be niggling me a bit. Jubilee Monday we were stuck in South Kensington, not a haven of hostelries it must be said. After quite a hunt we founf the Hoop And Stick. It has a fine name for a […]

Without Me is almost definately
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Without Me is almost definately the most bootlegged song in the history of this admittedly short lived foray into remixing. So now Boom Selection has decided to run a chart of the thirty best Eminem bootlegs. Its an interesting idea and one which has[…]

PRIMAL SCREAM — ‘Miss Lucifer’
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PRIMAL SCREAM — ‘Miss Lucifer’
Hold on to your hats! Or sides. ‘Skinny girl / Dressed in black / Leather boots / Nazi hat / Tattooed panther / [something something]* / Sexy dancer / Immaculate grace / SHAKE IT BABY!’ &#8[…]

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