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Vinyl, Vidi, Vici

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  • 03/06/13--16:00: The Semiotics of Ratt
  • Rummaging through the record racks after school the cover of Ratt Invasion of Your Privacy caught my adolescent eye for some inexplicable reason.  No, not the back cover where the band grimace and gurn away at the viewer with perfect, back-combed, permed hair in a succession of outfits which, let’s face it, would get your head kicked … Continue reading »

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  • 03/19/13--16:59: A Distant Bell Tolls
  • Black Sabbath? Black Sabbath Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath! “Black Sabbath”. Much as I do love punctuation (and Sabbath) I’ll stop there. There was a funny moment in about 1992 when suddenly the music press, coming to terms with the fact that every grunge band ever (even the pimply, blatantly fake ones) claimed they owned almost … Continue reading »

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  • 03/21/13--17:07: I Love Lorraine
  • … which is exactly what I thought Ian Astbury was singing when I first heard this song, hundreds of years ago – okay, circa 1986; ‘what a great love song’, I thought, ‘I bet Lorraine’s pleased with it’.  The Cult Rain is one of my favourite three 80′s British hard rock singles I can think of, off … Continue reading »

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    Somebody called the bouncer and get this guy off the stage He wrote his number on his boxers but he’s three times my age In my quieter hours I worry about things, politics, the environment, globalisation, whether it’s morally right that I catalogue bands whose names begin with a number (e.g – 808 State) in … Continue reading »

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  • 03/23/13--03:26: I Quite Like Snow
  • Yes in the name of my art – I actually put one of my precious records in the snow.  Word up. Cinderella Gypsy Road 12″ was one I bought a couple years after it came out.  Me and my friends all LOVED Night Songs, ‘It’s just like AC/DC but better’ my mate Colin Dovey told … Continue reading »

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  • 03/31/13--23:55: IV For Four
  • Now here’s a challenge – write something about an LP that’s been written about solidly for 41 years and counting.  Led Zeppelin IV is the LP and I find it horrifically difficult to write about. I’ve known the LP since I was roughly 15 when I taped it off my dad’s business partner’s copy, although … Continue reading »

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  • 04/01/13--15:45: Bruised Bad Apples
  • Bruised bad apples crawling through the night … I only own one Mötley Crüe record and I didn’t buy that one, it’s a copy of the 12″ of Hooligan’s Holiday I got from my brother in 1998, back in the day I did buy Theatre of Pain only to sell it after a month because … Continue reading »

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    For today’s little tidbit I’ve plumped for the morally upstanding, shrinking violets and wall flowers that are Nashville Pussy and their fist-in-your-face debut LP Let Them Eat Pussy from 1998.   I guarantee there will never be books written about this LP, no 40th anniversary documentary about the making of Let Them Eat Pussy, Christ I’d … Continue reading »

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  • 04/08/13--14:38: Side White / Side Black
  • I don’t tend to get surprised by the records I own very often, yes occasionally some things are better than I remember, some things worse and occasionally I hear new things in them.  However last night Queen II, knocked me off my feet (metaphorically, I’m far too burly to ever be taken down by an LP; … Continue reading »

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    I once read a truly great piece of writing about Thunder, in fact as I sit here to review their debut LP Backstreet Symphony I find that this writer has already stolen my, umm, thunder quite a bit.  If you click on it you will see how he cleverly and wittily makes fun of his … Continue reading »

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  • 04/19/13--15:24: Just Got Paid
  • Next up, ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud, from way back in 1972.  Please don’t expect any proper criticism of this LP, I have no real objectivity where ZZ Top are concerned. I first heard this LP when we stayed with some friends of my parents en route for a holiday in  Scotland (Glen Coe and Edinburgh, … Continue reading »

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  • 05/01/13--16:24: Blown Video
  • Not being one to shirk a challenge I thought I’d write about a nadir today, one for my favourite band no less.  Before you read on know this, AC/DC are my favourite band ever (I have detailed my love for them before) they soundtracked my teenage years better than anyone and then just carried on soundtracking all my … Continue reading »

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    True story.  Sometimes three at a time.  Yeah, that’s how Rock and roll I am.  Oh yes, metal to the core. Well okay I admit it I don’t for the following reasons It wouldn’t be safe. There is probably a specific offence on the statute books prohibiting it – The Violation of Endangered Wild Life Act … Continue reading »

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  • 05/18/13--16:04: Ya Ya Choral
  • Oh dear, turkey time.  As I ‘ve said several times I feel very bad if I ever have to be unremittingly negative about any LP in my possession, mostly because having no musical ability at all I’m in awe of those who have and, hey, even the worst LP out there is one up from … Continue reading »

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  • 05/28/13--15:17: Wait For The Ricochet
  • Rather incongruously I first heard that Jon Lord had died from my friend Will in the wonderfully plush glass-and-plants-and-chrome lobby of a rather flashy law firm, we were both really saddened by this and we both said we would play some Deep Purple that night.  When we compared notes the next day it turned out that we … Continue reading »

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  • 06/04/13--15:02: Hell HoL
  • As regular readers know I like being a cheery sort, bountifully dispensing ‘I love this’ and ‘I love that’,  in industrial quantities and I don’t like it when I find absolutely no merit in a LP.  But even if I do I can usually look back fondly on when I bought it and patronise my … Continue reading »

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    My brother and I just loved the Wildhearts (he saw them live, I never did), but we’re not the only fans in our family my mum will happily sing a long to a particular Wildhearts B-side, which I have to say I think is really cool.  The track in question is one of the B-sides … Continue reading »

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  • 06/12/13--15:42: Not Trash
  • I like Alice Cooper a lot.  Like every other similarly-minded rocker I loved the early LPs when the name referred to the band, I got a little less interested during his Hollywood and booze years and a bit more interested again from 1984′s Constrictor onwards, teenage gore hound that I was I particularly loved the … Continue reading »

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    Since I was born they couldn’t hold me down Another misfit kid, another burned-out town Never played by the rules I never really cared My nasty reputation takes me everywhere I look and see it’s not only me So many others have stood where I stand We are the young so raise your hands… You … Continue reading »

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  • 06/20/13--15:54: Atomic Trouser Arouser
  • Spare a thought for the straight man*, people.  The competent foil in the best comedy acts who gets none of the laughs, but tees up each and every one of them for his, or her, funnier partner instead.  It’s his job to be smart, presentable and on the money with his delivery and take the … Continue reading »

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