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Fünf Alive!
Recorded December 16, 1972 at Croydon Greyhound and released as a budget album, Live In London captures the Munich anarcho collective in remarkably clear stereo. This is peak Düül, rocking tight and hard on “Archangels Thunderbird” and “Soap Shop Roc
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Kevin Shields on tents, hip-hop and Brian Eno There’s a popular caricature of you as an obsessive recluse, stuck away building tents in studios to get the perfect guitar tone. Were you well prepared for the global lockdown? I was a bit more prepa
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Not Fade Away
HERBIE Hancock’s immersion in jazz-funk fusion, first heard on 1973’s Head Hunters, was partly reliant on the spontaneity and deep grooves of electric bassist Paul Jackson. The first jazz album to sell more than a million copies, its lead-off trackwa
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Songs From The Darkest Hour
TIM Booth reverses the camera on his computer to show me the view from his balcony. He points out an iguana crouching a few feet away, a blur of luminous lime scratching at the base of a fruit tree. “They fight and fuck on the tin roof above us,” he
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CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Déjà Vu: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition RHINO
OMETIMES, the only way to follow-up a bestselling critically acclaimed album is to do it all over again, only bigger. That’s the approach Crosby, Stills & Nash took in 1970 with their follow-up to May 1969’s Crosby, Stills & Nash. They enlisted Neil
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Earl Slick
The music that first inspired me to play was all coming from England. They were taking the music that Americans paid no attention to and feeding it back to my generation – and this album was the one that got the ball rolling for me. I remember seeing
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Sleeve Notes
1 Field Negus (feat. JoshuaIdehen) 2 Pick Up Your BurningCross (feat. Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid) 3 Think Of Home 4 Hustle feat. (KojeyRadical) 5 For The Culture (feat. D Double E) 6 To Never Forget The Source 7InRemembrance Of Those Fall
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Matt Berry
“People used to think, ‘Well, it looks old, it must be shit,’” says Matt Berry of his collection of vintage equipment, much of which he picked up “back in the ’90s for, like, 100 quid, because there was absolutely no interest in them”. Period tech
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Time Line
December 1978: UB40 form in Birmingham February 1979: The band play their first show. They spend the rest of the year writing and rehearsing in a cellar in Kings Heath December 1979: The first sessions for Signing Off take place February/March
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Single Life
Recorded in London and LA almost simultaneously with Déjà Vu , Stills’ debut sold big thanks to outstanding single “Love The One You’re With”. He had tons of material for this superb collection – an early take of “Church (Part Of Someone)” features i
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“You Really Feel It Heavy With Her”
NICK Cave was so profoundly moved when he first heard ill-starred ’60s troubadour Karen Dalton’s extraordinary “Something On My Mind” on a cassette in his car that he pulled over at the side of the road and wept. “It wasn’t that it was sad, it was be
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Five Books By Dylan
Dylan’s first book lay unpublished for a few years – but was written during the enormous outpouring that produced his 1965-66 albums. A speeding, absurdist anti-novel of prose-poems and cut-up-consciousness, it similarly blends the blues with the Bea
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Food For Thought by UB40
WRITTEN in a cellar, recorded in a bedsit and released by a start-up independent label run from a record shop in Dudley, the debut single by Brummie reggae quartet UB40 was an instant success story that surprised everyone except the band. “We were co
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Shabaka Hutchings on flutes, flow and swing What is the tuk band? When Sons Of Kemet started, I used to play the group street bands from Barbados. They are kinda based on military drummers, with syncopated snare drums, and flutes over the top. That
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Hallelu Hwahi
THE four men who arrive on the sweaty stage of Stuttgart’s Gustav-Siegle-Haus on Halloween night in 1975 do so without any undue drama. Unlike the theatrics of other progressive rock groups of the era, they are not clad in outlandish costumes nor do
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Jonathan Richman’s musings on The Velvet Underground [May issue] were nothing short of enlightening. A fan’s insider take on rock’n’roll’s misfits was pure joy. Hendrix a more conventional player than Cale? Ace! And Doug Yule on the receiving end of
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Fact File
Released: March 8, 1980 Written: UB40 Produced: Bob Lamb Recorded: December 1979, Home Of The Hits, Cambridge Road, Moseley Personnel: Ali Campbell (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Robin Campbell (lead guitar, vocals), Earl Falconer (bass), Norm
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Nashville veterans in scintillating form REMARKABLY, given their long shadows and proximity to one another around Nashville, good friends John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas had never recorded together until now. They chose to mark the occasion in style
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10 Appearances On Other Artists’ Albums
One of Dylan’s first appearances on record, playing harmonica on the title track. In his memoir, Chronicles , Dylan writes stirringly about the actor, singer and activist; in his book My Song , Belafonte meanwhile recalls the “skinny, scraggly-haired
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Reviewed This Month
Directed by Lawrence Michael Levine Starring Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott Streaming from April 23 Cert To be confirmed 6/10 Directed by Nick Moran Starring Ewen Bremner, Suki Waterhouse Streaming from March 29 Cert 18 5/10 D
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Americana Round-up
In the summer of 2014, Jason Isbell reunited with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, his former bandmates in Drive-By Truckers, for an in-the-round show at Muscle Shoals in Alabama. The resulting Live At The Shoals Theatre is finally due out at the begi
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Holly Macve
FOUR years after her debut, Holly Macve has finally released its follow-up. “The first was a very lonely album,” she says. “A raw, acoustic album. I wasn’t aware of the bigger sound that I could create until I toured and heard my voice in a different
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Deep Seated
TOUCHING on fragile mental health and the need for compassion, communication and communion, “Sit Down” was a No 2 hit in 1991 and yet seems custom-built for current times. Coldplay performed it after the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing and it has even
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“He’s A Virus!”
JAMES worked with Brian Eno on five albums, beginning with Laid in 1993 and ending with Pleased To Meet You in 2001. “We’d been trying to work with Brian from the first album,” says Booth. “It was constant. He was massive for us, more important than
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Lupine Howls
The subdued follow-up to I See A Darkness also featured Matt Sweeney on guitar, banjo and vocals, plus a guest turn from Harmony Korine, who designed the cover of Superwolves . 8/10 Sweeney is also on hand for this reimagining of Oldham’s wonkier e
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10 Dylan Aliases
TEENAGE piano pounder Robert Zimmerman gave this as his name to Bobby Vee when he joined the pop star’s live band in 1959. Contributed several tracks to Broadside Ballads , a 1963 album celebrating Broadside magazine, the folk-scene Bible. A myst
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Ato Z
Annie Clark makes herself known. By Laura Barton T last year’s Sundance, Annie Clark and Carrie Brownstein premiered a mockumentary they named The Nowhere Inn. Playing augmented versions of themselves, the film cast Brownstein as a director trying
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Introducing… DYLAN ... REVISITED
“BEING asked to cover a Dylan song is quite difficult,” admits Richard Thompson. “You think, ‘How do you do that?’ After all, his personality is so interwoven into the songs.” Despite the difficulties in reinterpreting Dylan – and the restrictions of
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GO-BETWEENS drummer Lindy Morrison clattered into Tracey Thorn’s dressing room in March 1983, when the future Everything But The Girl star was preparing to support Orange Juice at London’s Lyceum with her first band, the Marine Girls. Eleven years Th
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WAXAHATCHEE Kansas City, March 27
WHEN “Fire”, the lead single from Katie Crutchfield’s fifth album as Waxahatchee, was released way back in the beforetimes of January 2020, it had uncanny cut-through. It emerged out of new-year playlists and hype parades, and quietly, determinedly r
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