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Frankly, Frightening

So I was boxing up all my dance music compilations last night: I’d use the term ‘mix CDs’ but when the American rave scene started the DJ culture had yet...
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This Last Week, I’ve Been Listening To…

SNOW & VOICES – SNOW & VOICES (Bird Song) SURGERY – THE WARLOCKS (Mute) FREE THE BEES – A BAND OF BEES (EMI) WHO CAME FIRST – PETE TOWNSHEND (Eel...
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Up There In The North of England

Wednesday morning I posted about the Echo & The Bunnymen mailing list drive to get Ian McCulloch & co. “back at the top” of the charts by asking fans world-wide...
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Barely legal?

I got this e-mail Monday from the Echo & The Bunnymen mailing list. Now is your chance to get Echo & The Bunnymen back into the top 10 (UK Charts)....
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Things To Do During A New York Heatwave, Part II

Wish you could be on a beach somewhere cooler than here But be glad you didn’t book a holiday through British Airways From Heathrow ________________ Get the hell out of...
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Old Mods Never Die

They just keep playing the 100 Club. Bruce Foxton’s new band The Casbah Club play the famed Oxford Street venue this Thursday August 11. Opening for them: ex-Chords Chris Pope...
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Joe Meek Shall Inherit The Specials

Or something like that. My thanks to iJamming! redesigner Kenny McColl for forwarding this Guardian interview with Crystal Palace FC chairman Simon Jordan. It’s common knowledge that Jordan is a...
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Staten Island is the new Manhattan

…Well, not quite. But rock-loving residents of New York City’s most maligned borough have to be feeling pretty good about themselves this week. The line-up for the two-day Across The...
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