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Poison — Stupid, Stoned & Dumb
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Poison — Stupid, Stoned & Dumb
It must be great to be in a rock band like Poison in 2002, no need to worry about respect from your peers, appealing to the kids or finding new musical directions. You can just concentrate on making party rec[…]

End Of Year Preview!
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At the center of FT’s 2002 round-ups is a rundown of the 101 tracks I heard this year that I want you to hear too — frivolously arranged in a Chart Countdown! Only problem was — I couldn’t settle on 101. Here are the tracks wh[…]

STICKS
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“Backwoods”
I went out to the hazel wood
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread- Yeats, ‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’

This shouldn’t take long.
Records of the Year, that woul[…]

PAUL McCARTNEY : MURDERER?
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PAUL McCARTNEY : MURDERER?
Paul has got off relatively scott free round here (not relatively Scott Three which would be torturous as would any Scott Walker album). Mainly due to his only mucker John lennon being so awful and po-faced and handily dead[…]

The Roots’ Sacrifice
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The Roots’ Sacrifice
Previously this Philadelphia Hip Hop crew claimed ‘Things fall apart,’ but with the right attitude the comeback can be miraculous. And it is. Phrenology – the most multi-layered title since “Muse Sic[…]

Tangents
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Tangents on pop books: I agree that Gary Mulholland’s book looks like a waste of time and money but the problem seems to be that he’s got nothing much to say about any of the records he selects, not that they’re obvious choices (tho[…]

Fred’s doing
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Fred’s doing his singles too – I’d better get a move on![…]

Watch This! – Freaky Trigger’s Films Of The Year 2002
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A List Of Forty Movies of 2002 placed in some sort of order by Pete Baran
Any year end list should come with a disclaimer, and therefore I am going to start with the most obvious disclaimer that there is. This is a top forty of the films that were r[…]

BANDS WITH OVER TWENTY MEMBERS
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BANDS WITH OVER TWENTY MEMBERS
Only idiots go into the pop music industry to make money. I mean obviously only idiots go into the pop industry, but to mark you out as an uber-idiot, or an idiot squared, the financial motivation will certainly qualify[…]

Another day, another poll
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Another day, another poll – this one confirming what all wedding DJs know deep in their bones. There’s not a bad song in the Top 10. And courtesy of Team Groke here’s an exclusive chart of our very own – key acts of ’02 […]

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