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Missiles of October – Better Days

Missiles of October – Better Days

Gary Carson September 17, 2017 0

The music of Missiles of October is rough, its the musical equivalent of the feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and you burp and you taste a mix of the kebab and

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Turkish militants produce two tracks to get the blood boiling

Turkish militants produce two tracks to get the blood boiling

Gary Carson March 25, 2017 0

I first started listening to what I liked to think was BabaZula’s strident liberalist agenda on a train journey from London to Cardiff, that turned into a coach journey (because the bridge carrying the

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Going down like BHS – a paen for the sinking middle classes

Going down like BHS – a paen for the sinking middle classes

Gary Carson January 10, 2017 0

Phillip Green or someone resembling him sips martinis or whatever and smokes  a cigar. Andrew Fearn lays down a brilliant casio keyboard beat, which chugs along. The Mods new stuff is more radio friendly, I mean

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Are Sleaford Mods going radio friendly?

Are Sleaford Mods going radio friendly?

Gary Carson October 23, 2016 0

Two cars speed round a knackered Total Control Racing track, laid out on an old patterned rug, whilst a Casio keyboard beat chunters along. Its as if the whole thing was intended as an offbeat indie track by

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How Civil Civic’s “Run Overdrive” got me into the Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show

How Civil Civic’s “Run Overdrive” got me into the Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show

Gary Carson October 15, 2016 0

Having read Ross McGibbon’s review of Civil Civic’s album The Test and comparisons with New Order, I couldn’t help but take a listen. Listening to Run Overdrive on YouTube I could feel influences coming in

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A knee in the back and a Calzone at Carluccios: Notting Hill Carnival 2015

A knee in the back and a Calzone at Carluccios: Notting Hill Carnival 2015

Gary Carson August 31, 2015 0

Unless you go really early getting to the Notting Hill Carnival is going to introduce you to a world of pain. Getting on to a Central Line train post 12 o’clock is never going

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London, Music and Euphoria

London, Music and Euphoria

Gary Carson July 6, 2015 0

I always feel such a sense of euphoria when I hear a track like Althea and Donna’s Uptown Top Rankin, just for the fact that it is here in London, at its festivals, that I

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In 1994 Prodigy’s ‘Music For A Jilted Generation’ defined the times

In 1994 Prodigy’s ‘Music For A Jilted Generation’ defined the times

Gary Carson March 17, 2015 0

Today the cultural folk-devils of 21st Century establishment Britain are Islamofascists, a vile lot, most of whom are in need of a good hug. Twenty years ago though no-one had ever heard of an

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The Love Parade Disaster, 21 people died in 2010: this video explains why

The Love Parade Disaster, 21 people died in 2010: this video explains why

Gary Carson March 17, 2015 0

On 24 July 2010, 21 people died at the 2010 Love Parade electronic dance music festival in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This video attempts to explain why this happened. According to Wikipedia: The Love

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