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  1. Jon Savage On Eighties Electro

    ... released a mixtape of Eighties electro last year - discusses the germination of his neon compilation and gives a neat history of some of the ... very dreary in the early to mid ’80s: apart from The Smiths, Husker Du and REM there was very little and the Live Aid syndrome was ...

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  2. Singles Round Up - February 2nd

    Fleet Foxes bag our Single of the Week spot... Features With the month of ... Daniel Merriweather – ‘Change’ Famed for causing Smiths fans to throw plant pots by raiding ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve ...

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  3. Reading Festival - Sunday

    ... enjoyed Bright Eyes in spite of, or perhaps even because of the feeble nature of Conor Oberst ’s whinings. I’m one of those people ... truly terrible renditions of terrible songs. To quote The Smiths: that joke isn’t funny anymore. Metallica really aren’t my ...

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  4. Daniel Merriweather, Estelle & Tawiah

    at the iTunes Live London Sessions Reviews Monday night of the iTunes sessions promised to be an occasion that carried more soul than any ... and ‘Red’ which coupled with his Motown take on the Smiths’ ‘Stop Me’ are more than enough to carry any audience through a ...

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  5. Tuborg Festival Blogger @ O2 Wireless

    ... winner ventures forth Reviews So the O2 Wireless Festival. Spanning four days at Hyde Park, London. The usual ... Playboys”, and the hits continued, closing with The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” and “What She Said”, to raucous applause ...

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  6. Write On: Stuart Maconie

    ... 1. Top interview tactic no.1 (what not to do): In the mid 1980s I was at college harbouring desires to become an NME writer in ... directly to me. It said something to me about my life. (The Smiths – ‘This Charming Man’) 7. Say what you believe: I have ...

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  7. Write On: Pete Wiggs

    Reflecting on the glory of Nineties Britpop Features Ramble, rant ... these groups. The Kinks, The Beatles, Wire, David Bowie, The Smiths etc. And you can’t knock that.’’ music ...

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  8. Tuborg Reader Review - Arcade Fire

    ... ------------------------------------------ Following the procession up the hill to finally arrive at the Victorian grandeur of ... Neon Bible – and the not so – the band covering The Smiths, New Order, and The Clash attentively and with such panache that the ...

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  9. Morrissey - Years Of Refusal

    ... 40s, everything he has released has been dissected with the accuracy a vegetarian would cringe at. So enter ‘Years Of Refusal’, ... the album to great effect. Almost 25 years after The Smiths swept the country off its feet, turning everyone casually vegetarian and ...

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  10. Personality Clash: King Creosote vs Gruff Rhys

    The old friends enjoy a chat Features Gruff Rhys and ... many of this year’s soggy festivals. With both the most recent Super Furry Animals and King Creosote albums flying off the ... songs. Back then, I was into things like Talk Talk and The Smiths, as well as The Jam and a lot of Scottish indie bands. Mind you, I never ...

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