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Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:24

Black Sabbath ZANI – How They Killed The Hippy Dream

Written by Alan McGee

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Some days I find myself genuinely shocked by the music press. Since May, I've noticed a complete lack of excitement regarding the Black Sabbath remasters. How can you ignore the Sabbath? Do critics begrudge them for pissing on and killing the hippy dream? I think they might. After all, the band introduced working-class anger, stoner sludge grooves and witchy horror-rock to flower power. Black Sabbath confronted the empty platitudes of the 1960s and, along with Altamont and Charles Manson, almost certainly helped kill off the hippy counterculture.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:17

Joe McPhee - Nation Time Still Strikes A Chord

Written by Alan McGee

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"What time is it?"

"Nation Time."

"Aw, c'mon. You can do better than that. What tiiiime is it?"

"NATION TIME!"

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:15

Ian Brown – Northern Star

Written by Scott Causer
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Twenty years on from the Stone Roses debut, who would have thought at the time that Ian Brown would be nurturing a hugely successful solo career, let alone on his sixth studio album.  Having followed Ian Brown’s musical career for many years from being a teenager making the pilgrimage to Blackpool to the heady days of Spike Island to where it all went horribly wrong at Reading. 

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:05

Revolver- A Classic Beatles' Album

Written by Alan McGee
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© Words Alan McGee


I was driving to London recently from Wales with my daughter. As is usual these days she was hooked into her i pod world. And while sound splashed into her ears there was silence in the rest of the car as I stared eastward willing London ever closer. She suddenly began to sing.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:03

Buddy Holly & the Crickets The Chirping Crickets (1957)

Written by Cameron K
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Long considered to be one of the most influential albums of the 50s, The "Chirping" Crickets from Buddy Holly and The Crickets was released on the Brunswick label in November 1957. On the album cover was a picture of the group taken on the roof of the Brooklyn Paramount just after their debut on National US television.

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