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- 02/22/16--15:50: _Here Were Men
- 03/02/16--16:09: _Kick-ass Haul
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- 06/11/15--15:38: Close, But
- 06/24/15--16:58: Fishies Got Legs
- 07/12/15--16:01: D’ire
- 07/13/15--15:32: Whole Lotta Metaphorin’ Going Down
- 10/04/15--04:16: Sexy Flexi
- 10/05/15--15:19: Venomous Eight-Legged Scuttling Beastie
- 10/11/15--15:26: C’mon Stoke My Goose
- 10/19/15--15:41: El Pistolero
- 11/02/15--13:59: ZZZzzzzzzztttttttt!! Zap!!
- 11/23/15--15:40: Members Out
- 01/03/16--03:46: 1537 vs. 2015
- 01/04/16--12:52: Yeah Right!
- 02/02/16--15:39: Do It With Us Tonight Cleveland!
- 02/07/16--15:48: No Eggs
- 02/21/16--13:36: No Way, Get Fucked, Fuck Off
- 02/21/16--15:50: No Way, Get Fucked, Fuck Off 2
- 02/22/16--15:50: Here Were Men
- 03/02/16--16:09: Kick-ass Haul
- 03/16/16--17:21: Black Sensations Up And Down My Spine
Sometimes it seems like such a short time ago, even now. Things were all so different then, I was younger, keener, looked at the world with a fresher, albeit more naïve mind-set – a very different person in a different place, at such a different stage in my journey. I like to think back on those times, when I … Continue reading
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Okay the history of the world and evolution and stuff like that, so far; with apologies to all Christian fundamentalist creationists*. To simplify all these concepts and to boost the understandablenessosity for you all, I’m not going to give the exact dates, just the sequence. First there was a big bang and then there was … Continue reading
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D’ire, D’abominable, D’abysmal – this is all too D’easy. Bought in 1991, when I was old enough to know better here’s D’Molls. It was cheap, it was glam rock from 1988, I’d sort of heard about them and they looked kinda funny on the back cover = bought it*. Oh dear. Before today I genuinely don’t … Continue reading
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Brain dead, totally tired, I needed a pick-me-up and here are the boys with a real doozie, ZZ Top Sleeping Bag. Not only that but it’s on a pharaoh shaped picture disc, a vinyl shape that has in exhaustive scientific tests been found to be up to 39.56% more perky and restorative than normal boring … Continue reading
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Yesterday I had a blackout, one minute I was walking down the street in Chester, then the next thing I remember it was 20 minutes later and I was clutching a bag containing Elvis and Black Sabbath drinks coasters and Faith No More Angel Dust, a beautiful deluxe reissue on 180g vinyl* with an LP … Continue reading
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From Hollywood, California – the stooopidest band in the world … Love/Hate! Ah well since I was looking at old stuff I got free with Kerrang! in ’89/90 I thought I’d look at this one too and make Mike even more jealous. Around Christmas 1990 Kerrang! gave away a live 7″ single (a proper one, … Continue reading
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I grew up fast on a working class street First thing I learned was life don’t come cheap Technical school it was a waste of time Makin’ robots for some factory line Fancy some rage? Go on, I’ve got some of the good stuff here, 100% proof, raw from-the-mean-streets of Coburg, Melbourne? Some real ‘you fucking … Continue reading
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Three Aussie hard rockers from Adelaide, you know what they’re going to sound like, right? well, no, not this time actually, the sound of those (mostly) Scottish émigrés is conspicuous by its absence on Tracer El Pistolero. Released in 2013 El Pistolero is a damn fine-looking beast of an LP, the worn edges and Mexican … Continue reading
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Hear that? that’s electricity, that is! The Biters Electric Blood, to be precise. I’ve been waiting for a new hard rock record to take me out and show me a time this good for years actually, which is why I’m cheating again and writing about a 2015 LP. Well, 2015 going on 1975 and I mean that in … Continue reading
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The silence is speaking so why am I weeping I guess I love it I love it to death (Long Way To Go) No matter how great the music within, we 1980’s record buyers really got the shitty end of the stick from record companies. Take, my beloved, Alice Cooper Love It To Death – … Continue reading
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I fancied a slice of ’77 rock this afternoon and so I grabbed an album that I like, but rarely seem to play, UFO Lights Out. Wow, this way better than I remembered it was, I love it when that happens because it so often doesn’t. Tell you what, this is precisely the type of … Continue reading
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Welcome folks, welcome to the third annual 1537 awards. These awards are often eagerly anticipated by the artists, industry and press alike and seen as a good indication of the Grammy and Oscar awards later in the year*. After the lavish displays and pre-award entertainments of the previous few years I thought I’d tone things … Continue reading
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‘Of course, Girlschool!’, went my thought process tonight. When, after the recent sad news I didn’t fancy listening to any more Motörhead for a while and I fancied some rock kicks, I reached for Girlschool Hit And Run, their hand grenade from 1981. Always associated with that band by dint of sharing bills, beds and bands, for their brilliant … Continue reading
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‘Cleveland Ohio! In this corner, that corner and that corner weighing in at 32,000 pounds will you welcome the next heavyweight champion of the world … Starz!’ They don’t do live album introductions like that anymore, still that’s the way they rocked it back in Cleveland on 14 August 1977. I love it, things were much more fun before … Continue reading
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I wonder whether vinyl is/will be the last bastion of ‘the grower’, LPs that don’t necessarily make you leap out of your chair, cast aside your crutches and duck-walk down the main street playing air guitar at the first listen. Why would you stream something you don’t like more than once? I’ve caught myself just … Continue reading
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I’ve not been to Australia yet but I know exactly what it’s like. It’s a mostly flat radioactive wilderness girded by primitive settlements, tribes almost, of mutants and scavengers ruled over by various fearsome warlords and chieftains who enforce their tyrannical rule on their enslaved subjects through unthinking, unceasing barbarity and brutality, charging around in their souped-up … Continue reading
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Re. audience response to the Angels singing ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?‘, which was to belt out ‘No Way, Get Fucked, Fuck Off’, I was musing* along with Mr Beatthemtodeathwiththeirownshoes about other songs with question marks in their titles that would benefit from such a chant. The really obvious ones for me … Continue reading
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Always distrust men who bang on about how manly they are all the time. Well, apart from me, obviously. I am really manly. Totally manly. Do-my-own-stitches-whilst-wearing-a-loincloth manly, in fact. You want a bear wrassling? call me. You want a guy who can drink moonshine for 9 hours straight before working a shift down at the … Continue reading
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I popped out for a sandwich yesterday lunchtime* and accidentally ended up, after a 15 minute brisk walk, in a record shop. Then I had one of those nasty blackouts that I’m prone to and the next thing I knew, wallop! four new LPs. Why me Lord? Why me?! Why must I be the one … Continue reading
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Sometimes our musical stars can seem just like us, normal Joes and Janes who got blessed with a bit of talent, fortified it with a healthy dose of persistence and got lucky too; I like that, it tweaks my sense of democracy. Other times though, some artists’ work just seems to have descended upon us … Continue reading
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