I like it

Recently I downloaded some outstanding tracks by seminal sixties pop group Gerry and the Pacemakers. The simple nature of the sound and the innocence of the scouse vocals somehow balance the sickly and quite frankly inane lyrical content, it’s great stuff you should try it. A few years back I worked for a mates sixties… Continue reading I like it

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Godspeed You Black Emperor,Yanqui U.X.O (2002 / Constellation)

Yanqui U.X.O is the bands second proper album and was recorded by the legendary Steve Albini in Chicago. The record centres around a common theme of destruction from the air, the sleeve notes inform that UXO means ‘Unexploded Ordnance’, landmines, cluster bombs and other niceties. With war looming on the horizon the whole thing seems… Continue reading Godspeed You Black Emperor,Yanqui U.X.O (2002 / Constellation)

Bjork, Vespertine

Yes I fancy her, have done right from the beginning. Even that video with the orange dress, the one that two very similar girls on TV knocked because they didn’t like her legs. It showed her at the height of full on pixieness, an artist totally absorbed with the task in hand, unconcerned with all… Continue reading Bjork, Vespertine

Embrace, The Good Will Out

Id seen Embrace play their first single ‘All you good good people’ on Top of the pops and had been really into it, just exited you know? The buzzing feelgood factor that comes from hearing something so swaggeringly enormous right from the start. The realistic nervousness of Danny McNamara’s vocals combined with huge strings usually… Continue reading Embrace, The Good Will Out