Tag Archives: 2021

Want List: Barry Adamson’s “Up Above The City, Down Beneath The Stars” Autobio Published Last Year And No One Told Me?

Gloryoski! Last month we knew all about the biography of the great John McGeoch, but somehow, Barry Adamson was actually the first member of Magazine to have a book about them, in that case an autobio, and I’m just finding … Continue reading

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“I Am A Cliché” Film Paints a Portrait Of Poly Styrene In Both Dayglo And Shadow

I’ve been eager to see this film for over a year now, and last night I was able to stream it from one of my local arts cinemas. ” The film was a look at the turbulent life and times … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 36]

[…continued from last post] I loved the echoey synth riff that heralded “Earthbound” with the strings easing in underneath that. The slow tempo gave us plenty of time to absorb all of the fine detail employed here. The juxtaposition of … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 35]

[…continued from last post] I should have known that by this time that The Blow Monkeys had plenty of fuel in their tanks! As if the previous eleven albums hadn’t made it fully apparent! I had seen an interview with … Continue reading

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Record Review: Shriekback’s “1000 Books” Anticipates Our Twilight [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After the preceding steel fist in a velvet glove, “Good Disruption” managed to put a little wind in our sails with another of this album’s late 60s throwback vibes. The Doors-like late 60s cool groove was … Continue reading

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Record Review: Shriekback’s “1000 Books” Anticipates Our Twilight [part 1]

Shriekback: 1000 Books – UK – CD-R [2021] Space In The Blues Unholiness Portobello Head Slowly At First, Then All At One Time Good Disruption Everything Happens So Much Different Story 1000 Different Books Wild World Last spring Shriekback started … Continue reading

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2021: The Year In Buying Music [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Albums Of The Year The Blow Monkeys: Journey To You Steven Jones + Logan Sky: European Lovers Shriekback: 1000 Books Nik Bärtsch: Entendre Jack Hues: Electro Acoustic Works 20:20 Harold Budd: I Know this Much Is … Continue reading

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