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I thought it’d be a good behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at Collapse Board
“There is a prostitute in all of us…”
The only song that has EVER rhymed “Subway Sect” with “Musique Concrete”
Orange Juice were Glasgow boys manly enough to admit their feminine side was at least twice as enticing as their male.
Some wonderful abrasive, melodic stuff with lots of killer muted brass and stomach-wobbling guitar noises from the just-formed Nico’s Bike. Female vocals chastise. Female vocals jiggle, with fire and fury. Female vocals make like there was no need to record a bad song no not never no how. I was tipped off to this splenetic […]
Some lovely folk from the UK have just sent me the reissued second Adverts album (Cast Of Thousands) replete with bonus CD and everything. And Bangs alive, it sounds incredible: articulate, melodic, sarcastic, nasty, challenging, full of fire and vigour and saliva and that killer drum sound. Way too smart for its good, of course. […]
“Everyone is a prostitute/Singing this song in prison/Moral standards, the wallpaper/The war is a bad religion…” First band (strictly speaking) that I ever saw. Went out and bought this single the next day. Even now, Vic’s words can reduce me to tears of frustration.
Buzzcocks were the first band I ever saw – Chelmsford Odeon, 1978. I was so naive, I thought that the support band Subway Sect were the main band and couldn’t figure out a) why I didn’t recognise any of their songs (I explained that away to myself by surmising that bands live must sound very […]