Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jean’s Not Happening

It is quite surprising that a blog named after a Pale Fountains song hasn’t had more postings on the music of Michael Head and co. Here is the taster single released in 1984  for the following year’s . . . … Continue reading

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Head Over Heels

For about a year from when I received the first 3″ cd single from Cloudberry I was slightly obsessed by The Manhattan Love Suicides. They weren’t doing anything particularly new but at that time not many bands other than The … Continue reading

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Red Tan

Although I was less than impressed this year’s Raven In The Grave, it is still about time that the Raveonettes toured the UK again. They are doing a one off gig in London but nowhere else. Anyway,  here is a … Continue reading

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What’s That All About?

Can’t believe I’ve never posted this song before. One of the most bombastic songs this side of The Story Of The Blues, You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve may not be the … Continue reading

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It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

From the outset the label title said it all “Soma Quality Recordings”. If anybody can find me another independant label as ground breaking and with such consistently high quality over the past twenty years (Warp is a given) I would … Continue reading

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Duke Special

I don’t really have a lot to say about Duke Special. I bought the album Songs From The Deep Forest out of curiosity. I had heard a bit about Peter Wilson’s songwriting and unconventional orchestration, his percussionist uses cheese graters, … Continue reading

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It Really Hurts Me Girl

One of the best northern tunes ever and one which helped usher in the new sounds and styles being championed by Ian Levine. When it was first aired at the Mecca in 1974 it was practically a current sound as … Continue reading

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Brian Jonestown Massacre

I don’t really know that much about the Brian Jonestown Massacre, other than Anton Newcombe seems to be a bit of a fuck wit and is probably second only to Liam Gallagher with his fixation of all things 60s. I … Continue reading

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Once we get out of the eighties, the nineties are going to make the sixties look like the fifties

“It takes more than going down your local video store and renting Easy Rider to be a rebel” the words of Huey Walker as played by the legend that is Dennis Hopper in the 1989 film Flashback which I watched … Continue reading

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Peel Sessions

While loitering with intent at the Bagging Area checking out the latest excellent instalment of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night I remembered that a good while ago I promised to post the Cramps Peel session if I ever got my … Continue reading

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