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As the Mercury falls, Mercury Rev rises

Reasons to love Mercury Rev at the Bearsville Theater, Friday December 16 1) This was my first show at The Bearsville Theater, part of a standalone complex built by Bob...
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Rastawoman Vibrations

Reaction to Sinéad O’Connor’s new album, Throw Down Your Arms (reviewed here) has, pedictably, fallen into two camps. There are those who view her collection of “reggae” covers in the...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

ROCKIN’ Sinead O’Connor with Sly & Robbie (& Burning Spear) at Webster Hall (full review to follow)… Talking to Apocalypse drummer and former schoolmate Chris Boyle for the first time...
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Where Were You?

The newspapers will today have an abundance of special features, “commemorating” – if that can be considered the right word – the 25th Anniversary of John Lennon’s Murder. I doubt...
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Ooh Ooh Got The Gift Of Life

A recent Pub thread about The Magic Numbers found our regular Prog Rocker disparaging The Jam’s Sound Affects, prompting me to respond about how The Jam were never really an...
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Whatever Happened To My Rock’n’Roll?

The December issue of Q magazine includes a lengthy QAwards 2005 section, featuring interviews with the many award winners. Almost every interview starts with the question, “What Are You Drinking?”...
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Words To The Wisened

“You call yourself a pacifist you’re just another punk The richer are getting richer so let’s all get drunk” ‘Love And Money’ by The Orion Experience, from The Orion Experience...
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Have you watched their latest album?

Two “new” “albums” landed on my desk this week, from two different labels, each suggesting that the link between visuals and music is as important as ever – and that...
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