Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Fall – Kinder of Spine

From the new LP (Re-Mit), this is a pulsing garagey stomp that features some great keyboards and typically obtuse lyrics. But what makes it different is that Mark E Smith has never sounded so vulnerable. Well, for a few lines … Continue reading

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The Boo Radleys – Blues For George Michael

As far as I’m aware, this version of Blues For George Michael only features on a free cassette that came with a 1994 edition of the NME. ¬†At the time of its release, there was still quite a divide between … Continue reading

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The Kinks – Australia

The Kinks’ much-lauded Englishness, it always seemed to me, had as much to do with their rinky-dinkiness as it had to do with Ray Davies’ lyrical themes or the music hall eccentricities of the music. That is, they always sounded … Continue reading

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The Monkees – As We Go Along

You’d think that being written by Carole King, arranged by Jack Nitzsche and featuring lead guitar by Neil Young would be enough to make any song great. But no: the most impressive thing about As We Go Along is Micky … Continue reading

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