Tag Archives: The Beatles

Charles Manson was a person too

It was fitting that he’d finally decide to go through with it right as the rambunctious crescendo of ‘Socialist Suicide’, with its violent imagery of scabs committing various forms of the act in the safe heavens of their homogenised suburban … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On [Deluxe Edition] (2001)

On “What’s Going On” as you approach the end of ‘Right On’ you’re already in complete agreement with Marvin’s lament at society’s incremental dystopia caused by ideological factionism, and of his will not to be cowed into pessimism. You’ve been carried … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (1972)

A while ago I discovered a blog called ‘Music Ruined My Life’. As it was a blog full of albums and how these had shaped the author’s musical taste, and therefore life, it made the title glib and ironic. However, … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill (1972) & Aja (1977)

One of the biggest moments of your life is when you first discover how great Bob Dylan is. The question isn’t how you first experience Dylan’s music – as everybody does at some point – it’s what song of his … Continue reading

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