Another in Uncut’s UMG series, out today in all good newsagents.
First, I think, documentary about the MPFNH. I, for one, cannot wait… Sky Arts, Oct 7th
About time someone filled that gap in the market.
To Rush what Abbey Road was to the Beatles. In disrepair for years, but gone up in smoke this morning. Very sad. I think Bowie and The Police also recorded there. Home to arguably TSORH’s finest moments.
Always tempted by these. Never buy.
Bought today on the strength of the Guardian review and a quick listen in a top Manchester vinly emporium. Lovely, ethereal stuff, but I’m gagging on the press notes….
“The closeness of this record – how personal, alone, & frank it feels – conceals its aspirations to the outside, to the “Earth” of its title. Weyes Blood harbors devastating weight while also universalizing the strange ways of identity & relationships. These are not typical love songs or protest songs — they are painful, poignant riddles that celebrate the ambiguity of love & affirm the conflict of harmonious life within a disharmonic world.”
Four LP’s of, er, Bowie at the Beeb, just 1p shy of thirty sheets. A bargain.
After the success of the (still ongoing) Jazz on 33 vinyl re-issues, those doyens of the part-work, newsagent-friendly collectibles, DeAgostini, have turned their gaze upon the HJH back-catalogue. So you can pick up some Fabs on wax along with your Star Wars Helmets and rebuild the Mary Rose collections.
New album, June 3rd. Great title, great look. I, for one, am excited.
I bet nobody saw that coming #leftfield
Seems Neil has called time on his SORH career. I am very sad about this. A quiet man, who’s faced some real shitty times in his life. Polite beyond belief when me and two spotty 15yo mates crashed their afternoon tea at the band’s hotel in Leeds in 1981 to get our tour programmes signed.
Go for it, Neil…..
This is all very, very sad. Hopefully they’ll take the beak’s advice and settle out of court – anything Hooky wins would be swallowed in legal fees.
Guitars down a notch or three from Sky’s Edge.
Thoughts go out, and that…..
Aren’t summers supposed to have a BIG tune these days? This, IMHO, is a monster. Well done, young master Beck!
I’ve just fallen prey to it. Heard of the band, but never heard their stuff. Watched the film again the other day after many years and fell in love with the snippet of Dry The Rain played in the scene. Also shuffled around like a bad extra to the lolloping groove. The Three E.P’s duly ordered, landed yesterday, other stuff en route.
Anyone else been unexpectedly whammied into loving a band by a brief blast of a song in a film adaptation of a Nick Hornby novel starring John Cusack and Jack Black?