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Entries from Dec 2008

29 dec 2008

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The Wedding Present

Over at his (warning: nsfw images) Click Opera site, Momus has been posting high-quality MP3 of all the songs from the albums he recorded for the Creation label, with interesting notes on each track. In general he thinks his 80’s work holds up a little better than I do, which doesn’t mean I’m [...]

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22 dec 2008

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The Capstan Shafts
I was just thinking, “Dang, there’ve only been two releases from Dean Edward Wells (a.k.a. The Capstan Shafts) so far this year,” so I went to see if anything was in the works. Sure enough, the short version of Cretin Flowers is available at archive.org, which provides something to listen to while I [...]

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15 dec 2008

15 Dec 2008 · 1 Comment

Vulgaires Machins
Upon discovering just how much I loved Compter les Corps I immediately ordered everything (in print) of the band’s back catalogue, and the brand new live CD/DVD Presque Sold Out. This week my order arrived.

The Damned

We Versus the Shark
Murmurmur is complete! I was expecting the final entry (in We Versus the Shark’s year-long cover-tune [...]

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08 dec 2008

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Les Ondes Silencieuses isn’t tecnhically eligible for the best-of 2008 mix … but I may bend the rules.

The Damned
I’ve been on a bit of a first-wave punk kick lately.
I spent some time wtih the deluxe reissue of Damned Damned Damned. The bonus material is probably aimed at people who are bigger fans of The Damned [...]

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01 dec 2008

01 Dec 2008 · No Comments

Unbalanced listening week; Thanksgiving.

Why has Boyracer not been one of my favorite bands until now, when they’ve just broken up (dammit)? Apparently because the first thing I bought was the 1996 In Full Colour, which doesn’t seem to be the best place to start.

Robyn Hitchcock
Trying to give some of the newer records (Spooked, Luxor) a [...]

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