Music Archive (271)

Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:17

The Drums

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/the drums shahriar islam zani 2.

There's been already a lot of buzz about the Drums as they are conquering the hearts of Indie music fans on both sides of the pond.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:53

Pete Doherty – A Portrait of the Artist

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peter doherty adrian hunter matteo sedazzari zani 1

As documented in the media Pete Docherty has recently been detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure for six months. One of our ZANI team was lucky enough to interview him one month prior to his incarceration. Pete was upbeat and optimistic, and displayed no hint of this issue that must have been hanging over his head the weeks leading up to the trial. Thanks to Pete’s Manager and Agent permission was granted to upload this unique insight into the charismatic man that is-Pete Doherty.
/i was the fifth libertine -two years with the band bob morris zani.j

Well, not exactly the 5th – about 11th – but certainly in the squad. It’s funny but when I did university, one of the few lectures I actually turned up for and enjoyed was about group dynamics and the sum of the parts being bigger than the whole: that’s the key to all the best bands I’ve ever liked. Weller was never as (consistently) good as The Jam, and Strummer and Jones, Brown, yes yes, they’ve all made some blinding stuff afterwards but what can compare with what they did in the band… why?
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:21

The "F" word - In Pop Songs (1966 -1978)

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Theatre and film critic Kenneth Tynan was a well respected if not rather cynical reviewer who was invited to participate in a debate on the BBC's late-night satirical show BBC-3 on 13 November 1965. The panel were asked whether they would allow a play to be staged in which sexual intercourse was represented on the stage. Tynan replied , “Well, I think so, certainly.  I doubt if there are any rational people to whom the word 'fuck' would be particularly diabolical, revolting or totally forbidden. I think that anything which can be printed or said can also be seen." This was the first time the word "fuck" had been spoken on British television and for a time it made him the most notorious man in the country.
Monday, 19 December 2011 20:35

Reggie King - The Ultimate Action Man RIP

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the action reggie king dave edwards mod zani.j

Like any other young mod in the early 80’s, I became mesmerised by The Action the moment I’d heard their version of The Marvellettes’ I’ll Keep Holding On at the first gigs and clubs I attended, and listened to older mods speaking in hushed tones about this seemingly mythical group from Kentish Town.  Getting the album The Ultimate Action seemed a necessity and from the moment it hit my turntable it very rarely left.  Having a recommendation from Paul Weller on the back no doubt helped shift a few copies but the music within those grooves would have left no-one in doubt as to how good they were.  I wanted to hear more and searched desperately for any snippet, picture or record by them.

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