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 Everett True

Song of the day – 331: Scritti Politti

When this song first showed up on the NME tape cassette collection C81, it seemed like just about the most perfect pop song yet created. Context. Context! CONTEXT!

 EdG

Review of Wolf-Wolf, Indiewolf, and Pearbear at TeenageHairWaste

Review of Wolf-Wolf, Indiewolf, and Pearbear at TeenageHairWaste

Walking home from the gig I started to think about the solid future of indie rock as a genre and how interesting and different bands are.

 Everett True

eight ‘classic’ bands… a rejoinder


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Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]

 Everett True

10 Random Songs on my iPod (played when I’m bone tired)

One drunken female fan fell straight at my feet, and offered her hand to me to waltz while she was recovering. Wish I’d accepted.

 EdG

Is the method of the marginalised musician the future of the whole industry?

To qualify my wanker status I am currently working on a research masters at QUT. The exact nature of the project is still in flux, but having just been enrolled I spent the weekend at the library reading about “The Saints’, “The Triffids”, “The-Go Betweens” and “Nick Cave” circa “Bad Seeds”, “Birthday Party” and “The […]

 Everett True

Song of the day (Australia) – 150: Witch Hats

I’ve thought about this next entry, a lot. I want to balance out this series of being Australian with old and new, otherwise I’d just pack it with Lighthouse Keepers and Hummingbirds B-sides. And I can’t find a link to Melbourne’s own proto-Riot Grrrls Matrimony… oh wait. That’s a lie. Here’s their MySpace page. Let’s […]

 Everett True

Song of the day (Australia) – 149: The Birthday Party

No explanation required here, I hope. The interview that follows the video is lifted from Careless Talk Costs Lives #6 – which came out in January 2003 (split cover with Erase Errata because we figured Nick to be a little too well-known to command the cover just by himself). I think the order of it […]