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I’m Dreaming Of A Reggae Christmas

What do you give the man who’s already got several thousand CDs and records? Why, the Front Line catalogue of course. A few years back I successfully snagged all 25...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 2

ARE THE TWO THE WHO? I’ve been among the most vociferous critics of The Who’s stubborn determination to lay claim to that name. To me as to so many (including...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 1

LOVE IS THE DRUG Whether you want to call it an addiction or a life-long affair, the result is still the same. I can exist perfectly well without the ongoing...
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I Need to Hear Some Sounds That Recognize The Pain In Me – Yeah!

There are some songs I never tire of hearing, and top among them is ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ by The Verve. So my thanks to Jimmy Buff at WDST for playing the...
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Kid Rock

“We’re undergoing a change in what it means to be a traditional parent. But I read somewhere that the fastest way to turn your kid into a Republican is to...
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Who (K)new?

Turned out I did have The Who album Endless Wire already. Sort of. (See yesterday’s Rockin’ & Shockin’: I’d listened to Endless Wire several times already, by the way.) I’d...
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The F Bomb

What distinguishes a Podcast from a radio show? You can’t swear freely on the radio, for one thing. KEXP DJ John Richards makes the most of this distinction on the...
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Great Minds Think Alike

“I’d rather listen to my Clash records all night than be with you” ‘(Never trust a) Scientist Girl’ by The North Atlantic, from the album Wires In The walls “Now...
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