Archive for August, 2006

Beatles to sue EMI and Capitol

August 31, 2006

Beatles_3The surviving members of The Beatles are set to sue the asses off EMI and Capitol Records over unpaid royalties and claiming the music companies had used clandestine schemes in an attempt
to "pocket millions of dollars" of royalties due to the band. The plaintiffs – Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon’s widow
Yoko Ono, the estate of the late George Harrison and the Beatles’ Apple
Corps company – want at least $25m (£13.2m) in damages in the suit for
fraud and breach of contract.

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Tim Buckley sings ‘I’m Coming Home Again’

August 31, 2006

Tim Buckley, crap father or not, was one of the most gifted singers this world has ever produced. Check this performance from the BBCs Late Night Line Up. Genius.

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Tim Buckley sings ‘I’m Coming Home Again’

August 31, 2006

Tim Buckley, crap father or not, was one of the most gifted singers this world has ever produced. Check this performance from the BBCs Late Night Line Up. Genius.

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Turk psych LP artwork on show

August 31, 2006

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RecordTurk.com has compiled a killer collection of album art from Turkey’s underground garage and psychedlia band (sometimes referred to as ‘Anadolu Rock’).
For the out of the loop, there has been high interest and activity with re-issues from artists such as Edip Akbayram, Erkin Koray,
and 3 Hur-el as well as loads of comps (notably Hava Narghile and Turkish Delights).

If you have a record collecting hippie uncle from Turkey, get on the phone to him because much of this music
has been extremely hard to get your hands on (and fetching daft money with collectors) until the recent string of
re-issues and now on RecordTurk you can browse through all the
accompanying album art of the era. To hear an MP3 of some Turk Jurk, click here.

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Depeche Mode Reissues Announced

August 30, 2006

Depechemode Rhino’s Depeche Mode reissue series will continue in October with ‘A Broken Frame,’ ‘Some Great Reward’ and 1993’s worldwide big hitter, ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion,’ getting the dust down. Each album will include a remastered CD edition plus a DVD with high-res audio mixes, bonus tracks and period-specific documentaries.

Phew.

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The Small Faces – Heroes or Villians?

August 30, 2006

MarriottMany have stated their claim to be major movers on the Mod circuit. Most point fingers toward The Who and The Small Faces. Wheras I feel that The Small Faces are one of the most overrated groups in history, others claim that they are the true essence of Brit Mod.

Well, over on the brilliant ModCulture, there is a fabulous article written by John Waters about how The Small Faces and The Who were intrinsic in the downfall of the Brit Mod movement… and John was there.

Referring to The Small Faces as ‘trite’ and how they threw ‘Mod’ away in search of the ‘mighty dollar’. A fascinating read by someone who was around at the birth of the Mod movement, and guaranteed to bring out an opinion. Click here to read the article.

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PopJunkie Ed in playing records shocker!

August 30, 2006

Love_shepherd_sunOk, time for some self promotion. Yours truly will be spinning records at this Friday’s monthly Manchester shindig of the Love Shepherd. So after all this ranting and raving about various tunes, you can now put my record collection to the test. I’ll be playing psych, garage and rock & roll alongside B-Music aficionados, Lee Janda and Goff, as well as John Stammers (fresh from his Green Man adventure). And then there is the one man house fire, Sir John MacKenzie.

Expect Tropicalia, Kraut, Mod R’n’B, Psych, Prog, Garage, Folk, Country and more in the basement of The Dry Bar (once owned by Factory Records) on Oldham St, which is situated in the city centre of Manchester.

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Click here to see the Love Shepherd MySpace site, and to hear the Love Shepherd jukebox.

LOVE SHEPHERD, 1st Friday of every month, Dry Bar Basement, Oldham St.

‘Berlin’ tour for Lou Reed

August 30, 2006

Lou_reedLou Reed has revealed plans to tour his Berlin LP. The 1973 album, widely regarded (by jessies) as the most ‘depressing’ album ever made, has never been performed live.

The gigs are to feature Anthony Hegarty (Anthony & The Johnsons) and will take place at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York. The venue will host performances of the ‘theatrically realised’ version of the album.

Dates are December 14th to the 17th.

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‘Berlin’ tour for Lou Reed

August 30, 2006

Lou_reedLou Reed has revealed plans to tour his Berlin LP. The 1973 album, widely regarded (by jessies) as the most ‘depressing’ album ever made, has never been performed live.

The gigs are to feature Anthony Hegarty (Anthony & The Johnsons) and will take place at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York. The venue will host performances of the ‘theatrically realised’ version of the album.

Dates are December 14th to the 17th.

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The Monkees – Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?

August 30, 2006

Anyone who can dismiss The Monkees is quite frankly wrong. For every schmaltzy ‘Daydream Believer’ there is a ‘Porpoise Song’. Of course, ‘Porpoise Song’ is the theme from their wacked out acid film, ‘Head’ which hold a few crackers. ‘Circle Sky’ is tough garage with an overt political message… but for something equally ace, check out this floor shaker… Long Title:Do I Have To Do This All Over Again.

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