Scott Creney

Can – The Lost Tapes (Mute)

Six months ago I wrote that Can music was a universe. Hell, it’s way better than that. It’s a better version of our universe.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 465: Cats On Fire (+ some words on Pulp)

In their own way, they’re Smiths good: a backhanded compliment if ever I wrote one.

 Scott Creney

THE COLLAPSE BOARD REVIEW The Smiths – The Complete Smiths (Rhino)

They deserve better than this. And so does anyone who ever cared about them.

 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

How (not) to make it in the music industry, part one

“It’ll sell 10,000 copies Jerry!” he remarked excitedly.

 Mike Turner

The Collapse Board review of that new Smiths ‘Complete’ box set

By Mike Turner

 Wallace Wylie

The Wild Swans – The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years (Occultation)

It is an equally rewarding and frustrating experience

 Princess Stomper

Producers that make (or break) the band

Band-members are like the ingredients of a cake: get it wrong, and the result is bland or sickly.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 328: Crystal Stilts

You have to understand, these are my people. And it’s just nice folk are still talking about them.

 Wallace Wylie

Death Rattle – The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Oasis and the travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s

Large elements of the UK alternative press seemed to be waiting for the right guitar band to get behind, the right guitar band to believe in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Stone Roses.