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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – Come With Us – A Review
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“It was Alexander Pope who said “A little learning is a dangerous thing”, and never has this been more clear than in the release of The Chemical Brothers fourth Long Player. Electronica’s darlings, the dancesmiths its okay to […]

POP TAUTOLOGIES 1: PINK – Missundaztood
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POP TAUTOLOGIES 1: PINK – Missundaztood
Well, if you are going to spell like that, its no wonder you are going to be misunderstood. Not to mention forgetting to dye your hair pink. Did Debbie Harry ever go out without blonde hair? Is Ludacris a[…]

TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Rainbow
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TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Rainbow
They say there is a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow, guarded by crafty Irish leprauchauns. Well, that may well be the case, but all I saw when I got to the end of this Rainbow Of Rubbish were the four[…]

TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Babes In Toyland – “Bruise Violet”
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TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Babes In Toyland = “Bruise Violet”
Riot Grrls and I have an unhappy history together, readers. Of course when they turned up they declared war on dreary boyrock, and that’s a battle I’m alway[…]

TANYA?S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Indigo – MOLOKO
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TANYA?S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Indigo – MOLOKO
I often wonder exactly what would have happened if the bloke out of Moloko had replied – as obviously would have been the right answer – ?no?. The famous (as famous as any story about Molo[…]

TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH XTRA: The Blues
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TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH XTRA: The Blues
“I woke up this morning”. cf: Any blues song ever written.
I wish you hadn’t.[…]

TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Blue Monday – NEW ORDER
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TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Blue Monday – NEW ORDER
New Order Question One: How do you replace a dark genius like Ian Curtis?
A: You get the drummers wife in.
New Order were – as everyone knows – formed from the ashes of Joy D[…]

TANYA?S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH (BONUS ENTRY!): Shitti Politti
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TANYA?S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH (BONUS ENTRY!): Shitti Politti
Clever pun, eh readers? And every bit as clever was Green Gartside, singer, songwriter and eventually (his comrades having fled) sole member of Scritti Politti, the 1980s foremost deconstructi[…]

TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: The Green, Green Grass Of Home – TOM JONES
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TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: The Green, Green Grass Of Home – TOM JONES
Oh, he’s a right leather-faced boyo is our Tom Jones. A real eighteen carat charmer. Actually, I have confession to make. That renaissance he had in the eighties[…]

TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Mellow Yellow – DONOVAN
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TANYA’S RAINBOW OF RUBBISH: Mellow Yellow – DONOVAN
INT: A dark hippy party some time in the sixties. Neil Diamond is playing on the shitty dansette in the corner while dirty, grubby hippies pass around joints. A ginger haired girl called[…]

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