Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Fall – Slates, Slags etc.

I’ve held off on The Fall simply because I couldn’t trust myself not to get silly about them. I’ve loved them – adored them – unconditionally for almost 30 years. And when I say them, I of course mean him: … Continue reading

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OOIOO – Uma

Fronted by Yoshimi P-We, OOIOO is basically an offshoot of the marvellous Boredoms. The same sort of dynamics are found here (those drums!) but with the added frisson of it being four women. Which isn’t meant to be as patronising … Continue reading

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Maureen Tucker – Concerto in D Major

The great Moe Tucker’s artless take on Vivaldi is both funny and lovely. Mostly lovely.

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Ivory Joe Hunter – Since I Met You Baby

It’s the sax and backing vocals that prevent this sweet shuffle of a song from being somewhat languid – although I like the fact that this bold declaration of love (“Since I met you baby, my whole life has changed” … Continue reading

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