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Stones, Stones, Stones…

Yes, we can't get enough of the Rolling Stones at the moment. It has, after all, been their week. Straight after pulling out another five of these beauties from cold storage, we present to you something very special indeed: 1966 withdrawn proof artwork for the Big Hits – High Tide […read more…]

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Time Flies…

OASIS 'Time Flies… 1994 – 2009' [Release Date 14/06/2010] For 15 glorious years, from the launch of their first indie single 'Supersonic' on Creation Records in 1994 to their final shows together in the summer of 2009, Oasis defined the essence of British rock 'n' roll. Released on the band's own […read more…]

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The New Generation…

There are new bands coming through ALL the time. Here's a select few who will be making a splash at the festivals this summer: DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB 'Existence' [Release Date 31/05/2010] CD I LP "A maelstrom of thundering drums and sleazy guitars capable of making you fly higher than Icarus" […read more…]

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Music News

Paul Morley On Jazz

All very modern this. Morley casts his critical eye on the term 'jazz' and what it means to him in the form of an internet video shot while walking through Soho, pushing its meaning to the peripheral with a 'jazzy' soundtrack consisting of Madlib, Sun Ra, Polar Bear and John […read more…]

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Yes please

The highlight of last week's buying jaunt down to deepest Sussex was a wonderful array of paperwork relating to prog-rockers 'Yes'.  This original Atlantic Records press pack is vintage 1970, sent out by their first manager Roy Flynn, prior to his sacking later that same year. Their eponymous debut released in July 1969 […read more…]

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Morcheeba return

MORCHEEBA 'Blood Like Lemonade' [Release Date 07/06/2010] CD  Returning for their seventh album, multi-instrumentalists Paul and Ross Godfrey reunite with vocalist Skye Edwards for the first time since 2002. 'Blood Like Lemonade' is the album Morcheeba have been searching for all these years, one which takes the essence of earlier […read more…]

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Killer Mod-Psych 2-Sider

We’re taking a trip back in time this week to uncover the psychedelic world of Rupert's People. Born out of the thriving counter culture of late 60s British pop, many a psych fan will know the nugget Reflections Of Charles Brown. And we've tracked down a picture sleeve for it […read more…]

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Music News

Joy Division Tributes

Peter Hook marked the 30th anniversary of front man Ian Curtis’ death with a moving tribute show in Manchester last night to a rapturous crowd. The BBC give their review with full setlist included. Elsewhere in the news, some Macclesfield school kids pay their respects with an Orchestral choir-led suite […read more…]

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He’s no Laughing Policeman

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'The Singing Detective' [Release Date 07/06/2010] 2010 issue UK 21-track CD album A trip down memory lane with The Singing Detective, the critically acclaimed BBC television serial, written by Dennis Potter, starring Michael Gambon which was first broadcast in 1986. The story revolved around mystery writer Philip E. […read more…]

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Lets get ‘Bionic’

CHRISTINA AGUILERA 'Bionic' [Release Date 07/06/2010] CD I 2CD Christina Aguilera Is Back! With 30 million albums sold worldwide, 5 time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera releases her eagerly anticipated new album 'Bionic' June 7th on RCA. Christina has spent much of the past year in the studio working on her 4th […read more…]

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Hendrix Home Exhibition

A central London building that was once home to both Jimi Hendrix and Handel will open its doors to visitors to mark the 40th anniversary of Jimi's death. Although, as The Guardian write, 'not a plectrum remains from [Jimi's] days in the building', sufficent memorabilia gathered from rock museums and […read more…]

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Cabaret Voltaire get collaborative

THE TIVOLI vs CABARET VOLTAIRE 'National Service Rewind' [Release Date 31/05/2010] 2010 UK 7-track CD album "Swaggering electro rock with a dash of dub, 'National Service Rewind' sounds less like Richard H Kirk's Sheffield post punkers Cabaret Voltaire, and more like Kasabian trapped in a lift with Primal Scream" – […read more…]

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Be Intrigued…

CROWDED HOUSE 'Intriguer' [Release Date 14/06/2010] CD I CD/DVD Crowded House return with the release of a brand new album, single and UK tour for spring 2010. 'Intriguer' is released by Mercury Records on June 14th and is a classic return to form for the band, featuring heartfelt and evocative lyrics […read more…]

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Single digit Stones

More treasure from the vaults this week.  Yesterday I unearthed a box of Rolling Stones goodies from their Bridges To Babylon campaign.  The thick layer of dust coating the outer box was testament to the twelve years that have passed by since last I ventured into this particular darkened corner of […read more…]