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It couldn’t happen here
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It couldn’t happen here: Germany has launched its official state web portal – and the moderator is Blixa Bargeld![…]

Carter USM
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Carter USM: yeah, I said it: Carter USM. I confront my past and somewhere else on Freaky Trigger Dr. C confronts a past and Pete confronts some giant spiders.[…]

POP-EYE GUEST STAR SPECIAL
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POP-EYE GUEST STAR SPECIAL
ilxor.com programming master Graham P takes the Pop-Eye baton for this weeks trek to the summit of Mt.Pop (thanks Graham!):
“”The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)” is still at number one for a third week. We[…]

Tom’s Top Ten!
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Tom’s Top Ten!
SINEAD O’CONNOR – “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”
MISSY ELLIOTT – “Work It”
ABASS ABASS – “Urgence”
BHUNDU BOYS – “Jit Jive”
DR.DRE – “[…]

GENE FARRIS – “This Is My Religion”
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GENE FARRIS – “This Is My Religion”
I ended up disliking this one. Appreciating it, yes, but disliking it. Farris has the tension/no-release thing just so, and “This Is My Religion” is the most delightful case of chemica[…]

DAKAR’S DELIGHT – Africa Raps
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Pacotille is slang for “rubbish” and Pacotille wanted to make a hip-hop tape but he couldn’t even afford his own beats so he did it the hard way, splicing beats and intros from copied American records. He had it on sale in Dakar&#82[…]

The Minor Fall, The Major Lift
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The Minor Fall, The Major Lift: Another one I haven’t linked because I wasn’t sure if I’d linked to it before. Sarkier-than-usual music blog, good I think.[…]

Christgau on International Rap
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Christgau on International Rap: wish I’d read this before writing my piece along similar lines.[…]

Freaky Trigger is BACK!
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Freaky Trigger is BACK! After (almost) two months off, what better to lead off than Ronan’s Underworld live review (and Ronan’s life review). Also featured: Sterlingon Sleater-Kinney and me on African hip-hop. And that’s for starter[…]

I Know It’s Crazy But I Can’t Stop – The Honeycombs
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I’m in love with Honey Lantree, and anyone who cares about pop should love her too. Look at the cover of The Honeycombs ‘I Can’t Stop’ – she’s above the boys, looking to the left and slightly upwards, red lipstick[…]

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