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Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:31

Breaking Glass with Hazel O’Connor

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© Words Barry Cain
I stopped listening to ‘pop’ music in the mid ’80s. I simply heard it. It had become a means to an end, a way to make good, quick money. The musical notes had turned into £ signs as I cashed in on any new kid in pop town by publishing one shot poster magazines.
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© Words Matteo Sedazzari
November 2013 saw Universal Music re-release all of The Jam’s studio  albums, on viny In the City May 1977, This Is the Modern World November 1977, All Mod Cons November 1978, Setting Sons November 1979, Sound Affects November 1980 and The Gift March 1982 (originally released on Polydor). Six great albums LPS (if we are going to get nostalgic) that have certainly stood the test of time well. Be it the poignant, yet angst, Away from The Numbers (In The City), the rhythmic paranoid and eerie Scrape Away (Sound Affects), or the power pop ballad Carnation (The Gift).  
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© Words Barry Cain

It’s time to enter the twilight zone again. Time to renew my acquaintance with public enemy number one, Spanky and his gang. Time to nip round to his place in Gunther Grove and meet the directors of his company.
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 Steve Jones Sex Pistols 4

© Words Barry Cain

Steve Jones is wearing nothing more than a skimpy towel and a few soapsuds when he opens the door.‘All right Baz. Just ’avin’ a baff. I’m going out later so to save time I fort we’d do the interview while I’m ’avin me baff. Don’t worry,’ he laughs, ‘the baff’s full of fuckin’ bubbles. You can’t see nuffink.’

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Lou Reed 1 Alan McGee
I went to a gig recently, can’t remember who it was or where it was, sign of an old age I suppose.  Yet there was a Velvet Underground vibe to this group, and when I heard that Lou Reed had died my first thought was now all the fuckers are going to sound like The Velvet’s.  Strangely enough I was thinking about a month ago that there was a real space in the market for their sound, no one is doing it. The last band to sound like them I suppose was The Strokes, and that has been it.
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The next album was 'High Times'. With a hot reputation across the UK and Europe For the five the conquest of these territories was the next big adventure. Paris, Germany. But... 
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Monday, 13 May 2013 18:48

The History of MC 5 Part One

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Formed in 1964 by guitarists Kramer & Smith as the Bounty Hunters they recruit Rob Tyner on vocals (originally wanted to be their manager) who comes up with the name MC5 and recruit Michael Davis (bass) and Thompson (drums). The name MC5 is thought up by Tyner and chosen because it sounds like a car part and also stands for Motor City 5 which is apt because the band emanate from the tough city of Detroit a city famed for its car industry and simmering racial tensions in mid sixties America.
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Of course, pop will eat itself, but how many times…?

The Buzzcocks’ back catalogue has never been that difficult to access in the CD age, less so as downloads took hold, but never has it been so lovingly and intelligently compiled. Each of their three albums has been afforded the 2CD treatment and if you’ve not heard them for a while there are one or two surprises in store – some good, some less so.
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Getting it from the horse's mouth is definitely the best way to hear a story, and that certainly is the case with Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division. A title that says what it does on the tin, as Hook shares the highs and lows of the short but successful career of Joy Division. A band that only spawned two albums, Unknown Pleasure and Closer, records that have stood the test of time and still cited by many as a major influence. The story of Joy Division is as tragic as it is inspiring,
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Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:35

Clem Burke of Blondie talks to ZANI

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It is late January 1964 and the kids from Bayonne, New Jersey are excited as they travel to Central Park Zoo in New York City on the yellow school bus. The vehicle is filled with the laughter of children, as they swap baseball cards, display the contents of their Rocky and Bullwinkle, Bugs Bunny lunch boxes. A few of the kids start to sing the theme tune to Rawhide. A dark haired kid occasionally joins in with a smile, as he picks up his comic book and he wishes he could be bitten by a radioactive spider, or get caught in a nuclear explosion and become a superhero.

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