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The Cure live at The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, 1984 (YouTube)

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Original Nirvana drummer teams up with Killing Joke keyboard player for London shows

As it says… Original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, best known for his work on the band’s debut album, ‘Bleach’, has announced two exclusive London shows with his new group Before Cars. With influences that include Young Marble Giants, early David Bowie … Continue reading

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“Peter Murphy Nearly Melted Down at the El Rey on Saturday”

Hyperbolic headline of the week, but an interesting piece on Peter Murphy’s recent gig, and the comments in the original article are equally interesting. Peter Murphy suspected the fans had come for the hits on Saturday night at the El Rey. After … Continue reading

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Nick Cave “I have to spend hours talking to fucking idiots like you”

Classic, and very long, Nick Cave interview from 1988. Nick Cave is a man of many voices. Right this second, outside the VIP Hotel in Hamburg’s Holstenstrasse, his larynx has the timbre of The Reaper.”You scum-sucking shit!” he screams at … Continue reading

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A to Z quiz of punk rock

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“I am the Real Nick Cave”

Another excellent Nick Cave article, this time from the NY Times “I went to Graceland once,” Nick Cave said. “The rest of the band went in, but I stayed out on the curb, smoking cigarettes and feeling sorry for myself. … Continue reading

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Ian Curtis’ original handwritten lyrics for ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

After Ian Curtis’ handwritten lyrics for Joy Division’s single most iconic song, “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” surfaced in a Joy Division/New Order exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, images of the wrinkled 35-year-old sheet of notebook … Continue reading

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“The Bubbleman Cometh: An Interview with Daniel Ash”

Here’s a brilliant (and very long) interview with Danny Ash from the excellent Post Punk website.  Ash has recently announced that he will be re-visiting his back catalogue (mainly Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets material). Going on the previews, … Continue reading

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Push the Sky Away” live at the Fonda (video, 104 minutes)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds launched their most recent, and excellent, LP “Push the Sky Away” with a gig at the Fonda theatre.  The set was in two halves, the first being the new LP played end to end, … Continue reading

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Gang of Four live from Croatia, 1981

This is excellent – a long lost recording of Gang of Four, way back in 1981, delivering a cracking, set comprising primarily of tracks from their seminal debut LP “Entertainment!”. We re-christen the long-dormant Vintage Video series with this fantastic … Continue reading

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