Monthly Archives: August 2012

It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

What do you get if you pair up Northern Ireland’s top DJ and one half of Scotland’s finest producers of quality dance music? One side of ambient noodling which has it’s place, I suppose but is nothing special and a … Continue reading

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Just Because . . .

 . . .  well, you know (sigh) The Ronettes – I Can Hear Music

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Live With Me

The first time Max set eyes on Mark Lanegan at Latitude last year he said “who’s that scary man dad!” and I have to agree with him, Lanegan is not the sort of fellow that you want to hear utter … Continue reading

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Come Back Margaret.

No not that one, at least I hope that’s not what the song is about.  I love this song, especially the handclaps and the strings. It’s from Camera Obscura’s third and for me best album. Let’s Get Out Of The … Continue reading

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Don’t Turn Away

Willy McDougal or as he sometimes called himself, Billy Mack was a blind pianist from Greensboro N.C. Best know for his deep soul, in fact the flip-side of Don’t Turn Away, I Can’t Wait is a particularly fine example. However … Continue reading

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Croatian Surf Pop?

On Friday night over at the Bagging Area in reply to a comment by George about posting some surf guitar sounds I somewhat disingenuously posted that I had a full album of Croatian “surf guitar” bands covering Ennio Morricone’s Spaghetti … Continue reading

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Eve Of Destruction

When I first heard this song in the early 80s it wasn’t just the lyrics that depressed me but also the fact that almost twenty years after it was first recorded the world still seemed to be on the eve … Continue reading

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It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

I  became aware of Soul II Soul in mid 1988  when I bought the Feel Free 12″ their second release.  It was not a bad single, very chilled beats but the bpms seemed a bit slow for my liking. There … Continue reading

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Do You Remember

No matter how hard it is pissing down outside, put this on, close you eyes and I guarantee the sun will be shining. Taken from the 1977 album Natty Rebel. U-Roy – Do You Remember

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Fried My Little Brains

I’ve been listening to the first Kills album a lot recently. I love the rawness of it. It is still my favourite of their albums although the last one runs it  a close second. Was lucky enough to catch them … Continue reading

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