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67. Something for the Weekend: The Creation “Making Time”

A short-lived commodity of the mid-60s, Hertfordshire group The Creation were one of an emerging sect of artists that fused garage-rock with dabbles of very early malformed psychedelia and late generation beatnik art-pop. Continue reading

64. Something for the Weekend: September Girls “Green Eyed”

Formed from the remains of Talulah Does the Hula and Black Robots, September Girls embrace a sound dipped in fuzzbox ethics, prominent in garage groups of the 1960s. Continue reading

63. Something for the Weekend: Kate Nash “Death Proof”

Fresh from a time bouncing around the East End, Kate Nash returns to the void of the music industry with a five-track EP, Death Proof. Continue reading

58. Something for the Weekend: Melanie “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)”

Following a pair of decent, if rather unspectacular albums at the tail end of the 60s, Melanie Safka broke through into popular culture with her third effort Candles in the Rain. Continue reading

46. Something for the Weekend: Rubicks “Worship”

With their second album, Rise of the Giddy, soon to emerge (at last), London electro-rock foursome Rubicks recently filmed a video for the single “Worship”.
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29. Something for the Weekend: Del Shannon “Runaway”

When Del Shannon and Max Crook penned “Runaway” in 1960, little did they realise that they had authored what would become a huge international hit. Continue reading

24. Something for the Weekend: Mungo Jerry “In the Summertime”

In 1970, British pop / blues / skiffle band Mungo Jerry released their début single, “In the Summertime”. Continue reading

14. Something for the Weekend: Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill”

In 1978, English singer-songwriter Kate Bush became the first woman to have a UK number 1 with song “Wuthering Heights”, propelling the Kent native into the limelight. Continue reading

12. Something for the Weekend: Kylie Minogue “Confide in Me”

Generally when pop stars ditch their writing/production team, the world for the most part rolls their collective eyes, full in the knowledge that the ego has finally surpassed the talent. That ‘Kylie Minogue’ is as good an album as it actually is, is a credit to both Minogue and Deconstruction Records. Continue reading

10. Something for the Weekend: Republica “Ready to Go”

In 1996, English band Republica released their sole-hit “Ready to Go” and it must be said that the video is very fucking irritating. Continue reading

07. Something for the Weekend: Crystal Castles “Celestica”

The arrival of the Canadian duo’s second album did not initially fill me with glee, but even the most hardened prick could not deny that it is a significant and surprising step forward. Continue reading

04. Something for the Weekend: Chas and Dave (feat. Tottenham Hotspurs FC) “Ossie’s Dream”

I’m not a football fan – well, not a television fan by any stretch. As much as it is a fun game to to play, football on television bores me; alas my current working environment has me surrounded by football fan, whereas I am the only motorsports fan within a country mile of me. When … Continue reading

Coming Soon (Probably):

Beat Happening "Pinebox Derby"
bis "This is Fake D.I.Y."
Cabaret Voltaire "Nag Nag Nag"
Donna Summer "I Feel Love"
Electrelane (undecided)
Heloise & the Savoir Faire "Odyle"
Kortatu "Nicaragua Sandinista"
Logikparty "Anti Omerta"
Madness (undecided)
Make the Girl Dance "Wall of Death"
One Way System "No Return"
Peter and the Test Tube Babies "Shit British Tour"
PiL (undecided)
Queen of Hearts "Neon"
Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Love Missile F1-11"
Throbbing Gristle "Discipline"
Twin Crystals (undecided)


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