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Blessed be the funky. And the unfunky, they too shall be blessed. Just less funky.

Bed ‘O’ Roses

Posted on April 3rd by .
Ian Dury is one of my heroes. He was a unique person, a true bohemian, a painter who went on to make hit records with unforgettable lyrics, punk attitude, and irresistable funk, ...

Caribou

Posted on March 18th by .
I've discovered this great band, Caribou, nine years late. Well, I've been busy so I have plenty of excuses - although the Residents once famously said, "Ignorance of your culture ...
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Satisfaction

Posted on March 12th by .
Relentless rasping saw-wave with a robotic call to pleasure makes Benassi's 'Satisfaction' peerlessly effective. If you don't get it, don't worry. It makes a lot of sense on the dancefloor. Despite my natural ...

Underworld – Jumbo

Posted on February 19th by .
Some electronic music vastly exceeds its space-you-out-and-dance remit. Underworld were a rock band before they ventured into their celebrated and highly individual take on the genre and they remain (alongside Orbital) my ...

Wisdom in the Face of Mortality

Posted on January 9th by .
I've loved Warren Zevon since Werewolves of London first came out of the radio in the 1970s. Much later in his life, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and wrote this reflective, ...