The return of Everett True | 121. Mick Trouble
There was The Times – and they were pretty snazzy, what with all their Mod leanings and laconic London observation. There was Wreckless Eric – and man, who could resist one of Eric’s pitiful laments at closing time? There were the TV Personalities – and they were a little bit complicated. Maudlin and desperate at turns, twee […]
What I did tonight instead of going to see Arctic Monkeys play live
Everett True details what he did tonight instead of watching dad rock revival band Arctic Monkeys. I thought how much I hate the concept of indie bands playing arenas, and wondered whether I’d ever seen a decent one. (Answer: yes. Several times.) I performed on stage in a lecture theatre, spinning a web of myth […]
How (not) to make it in the music industry, part one
“It’ll sell 10,000 copies Jerry!” he remarked excitedly.
the first EVER review of Jesus And Mary Chain
Will be terrible when they start to play, so catch them now.
Song of the day – 306: Anne Clark
Been posting up a fair amount of French coldwave from the early 80s. Seems only right to post up its British equivalent.
Everett True in the UK, part two – London
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“I didn’t listen to pop music growing up,” he reveals. “If I listened to music, it would be something classical”
Song of the day – 219: Sleepyard
I’m listening to this, and I keep forgetting what it is I’m listening to. I keep thinking it’s some great old Pentecostal blues from Ray Charles, or someone (perhaps left over from yesterday’s Song of the Day entry). You can totally imagine him down on his knees in front of the congregation.
Song of the day – 70: The Style Council
I’ve lost my well-documented antipathy towards Paul Weller now. (“If it was any other line of business I’d punch the cunt out,” Paul Weller on Everett True.) Now I’m just grateful he recorded so many awesome, incredible songs that helped – for better or worse – shape my late teens and early 20s. I bow […]