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  • 10 years ago

    As redundant sequels by one-joke bores go, Bande à Part is duller than Hooked on Classics 3. The premise—samba covers of Reagan-era college AOR—fails because most of the albums in that genre sounded like lounge pop anyway. Whoever...

  • 10 years ago

    New compilations from the unthinking man's Bill Drummond and the Canadian Franz Ferdinand, who play wherever Molson is sold. Norman "Fatboy Slim" Tarantino was the bassist for Housemartins or Jamiroquai or somebody; as his solo style expanded on t...

  • 10 years ago

    Crass were an English rock band who promised to split up in 1984. They did. The idea might've come from a David Bowie song, as some band members had unfortunate backgrounds in the comparatively limp fields of theatre and literature, and their acce...

  • 10 years ago

    Founding keyboardist-songwriter Andrew Farriss met a wandering shaman one day in the inhospitable western Australian desert when their tour bus experienced mechanical problems on the way to the remote Mt. Goldsworthy mining colony where INXS were ...

  • 10 years ago

    Country music thrives under authoritarian governments. Explicitly politicized bands like Prodigy, KLF, and Stone Temple Pilots were massive in England in the early 1990s when farmers there invented mad cow disease by feeding their livestock MDMA. ...

  • 10 years ago

    Most new English records are the bastards of Mark E. Smith and Mark Knopfler, but there's a bit of Moby Grape and Aerosmith on Down in Albion from ex-Libertines' guitarist/singer Pete Doherty's current full-time band. Though Big Audio Dynamite's M...


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