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Spencer Burton – [Album]
REVIEWS

Spencer Burton Coyote (Still Records/Dine Alone) I confess that I was not paying complete attention to the music initially, the first time I threw Coyote on to review it. I figured it would be easy; I put it on and started washing dishes – but I didn’t actually...

Saturday, 27 February 2021
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TV Party Tonight! #92
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Coming to America We’re kind of living in a special time where we get to witness Eddie Murphy’s comeback. I’m at that age where it’s hard for me to appreciate what a giant star he was in the 80s and 90s. His movies were simply huge, and it was almost as if he...

Thursday, 25 February 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 486
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme 12” EP by Mobley. Such events are undeniably rare in any language, but Mobley’s Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme is possessed of an imagination and design that...

Thursday, 25 February 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 485
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METZAtlas Vending One of my first priorities when the quarantine is over will be to start going to shows again. Not sure how well it’s going to go with a newborn child (quarantine makes fools of us all), but the Metz have shot up the priority list as one of the...

Wednesday, 24 February 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 484
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into PWR/UP by AC/DC. For basically the last thirty-eight years, AC/DC has tried a few different things and taken a few different turns try and grow up (or age up? Or act their age?) with limited success at most. Every time the band...

Thursday, 18 February 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 483
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Jealous Butcher reissue of Infinite X’s’ self-titled album. After Longstocking met its end in 1997, singer/guitarist Tamala Poljak was clearly still riding some residual inspiration when they began assembling...

Wednesday, 17 February 2021
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Longstocking – [Album]
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Longstocking Singles & Demos 1994 – 1998 (Chainsaw/Jealous Butcher Records) After the release of Once Upon A Time Called Now, the lion’s share of Longstocking’s story had been told. The band had walked the trail in much the same way other groups had;...

Wednesday, 17 February 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 482
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Jealous Butcher reissue of the Once Upon a Time Called Now LP by Longstocking. Some events simply defy the laws of probability – and that Longstocking never got a fraction of the attention the band deserved is definitely...

Tuesday, 16 February 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 481
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the limited edition “Gratuitous Red” pressing of the Born Stupid LP by Paul Leary. When vinyl records made their return as one of the foremost music media at around 2014, a lot was discussed regarding the difference in the...

Friday, 12 February 2021
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I Wanna Be Literated #234
BOOKS

Stalin: Passage to Revolutionby Ronald Grigor Suny How much has been written about Stalin since he came to power? The man’s history has been written, reanalyzed, and re-written over and over again so much that’s it’s hard to imagine anything new can be said about...

Thursday, 11 February 2021
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Vinyl Vlog 480
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into Dave Depper’s Europa LP. It might sound a little unusual, but sometimes an explanation is required when an artist ventures so far from their established normal creative output – if only so fans don’t get outraged...

Wednesday, 10 February 2021
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The Dirty Nil – [Album]
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The Dirty Nil Fuck Art (Dine Alone Records) Rare is the band which knows precisely who they are and actually celebrates that identity rather than asking listeners to excuse it. There’s a certain spark in the music made by bands like that – Alice Cooper Group...

Tuesday, 09 February 2021
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