Category Archives: Music

Big Stars (not)

If there was ever a more ironic name for a band than Big Star, I’d love to hear it. Big Star are one of those groups that just about evey musician over the age of thirty will namecheck as an … Continue reading

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Latest Score: Kinks one, Beatles nil.

Making comparisons between pop groups is invidious and ultimately pointless. But I was listening to a song at work yesterday, Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks and attempted to explain the song to a younger colleague in its temporal and political … Continue reading

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Crimes Against Singing (and Dylan)

Hi, my name is Bob and I listen to Prog Rock. There, it’s out in the open. The first step on the road to recovery. When I got back into vinyl I decided to re-vist my past sins, but from … Continue reading

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Top Music from 2011

For the past five years I have been a committed collector of vinyl LPs. Before I got back into records I dismissed vinyl nuts who claimed music sounded better on big old 12 inch discs. Now, I must reveal myself … Continue reading

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