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 Everett True

The FULL story of the 10 records David Nichols took round to The Legend!’s house in mid-1986

The FULL story of the 10 records David Nichols took round to The Legend!’s house in mid-1986

By David Nichols The full story needs a caveat. Over the last ten years I have found my celebrity accelerated in some quarters (from a 0 to a 1) by a story in which I apparently am a major hero. I visited Calvin Johnson in Olympia in April 1986. He gave me some copies of […]

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Song of the day – 639: The Creases

Song of the day – 639: The Creases

There’s a part of me that always likes music like this. It’s the part of me I despise.

 Scott Creney

Howler – America Give Up (Rough Trade)

Don’t mistake that album title for something so outdated as a point-of-view. As far as I can tell, Howler music is pretty much content-free.

 Everett True

41 Short Reviews about the new Smiths box set

Granted, many people hate Morrissey, but The Smiths are generally given an easy ride.

 Everett True

Riot Grrrl – the collected interviews

Riot Grrrl is a myriad of contradictions. And that’s to the good.

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Song of the day – 389: Ourself Beside Me

This is a fine companion piece to 8 Eye Spy. I am beyond good and evil.

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Song of the day – 369: Micachu And The Shapes and The London Sinfonietta

Just been reminded of this. Bangs alive! How could I have been so amiss. Read the review first, if you want. It’s great, plus it’s kind of there for that purpose. Then come back over here and we’ll have a little chat.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 342: Skinny Girl Diet (free download)

Riot Grrrl, like I always understood it … i.e. female empowering, and not scared to experiment with new musical forms, and not rooted.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 331: Scritti Politti

When this song first showed up on the NME tape cassette collection C81, it seemed like just about the most perfect pop song yet created. Context. Context! CONTEXT!

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Song of the day – 210: The Slits (reprise)

Of course.