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Melinda Ortner – I WANNA BE OK

Melinda Ortner – I WANNA BE OK

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Melinda Ortner I WANNA BE OK ZIGGY POPULAR MUSIC 22.4.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Having reviewed Californian born Melinda Ortner’s EP– Strangers – back in 2012 I was rather pleased when I saw this album on my

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Caitlin Rose – THE STAND-IN

Caitlin Rose – THE STAND-IN

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Caitlin Rose THE STAND-IN NAMES 25.2.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Caitlin Rose isn’t your average sweet, clean-cut country gal – the pics on the CD of her smoking and drinking clearly indicate that she has much more

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Pere Ubu – LADY FROM SHANGHAI

Pere Ubu – LADY FROM SHANGHAI

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Pere Ubu LADY FROM SHANGHAI FIRE RECORDS 7.1.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Let’s start at the beginning. This album opens with what appears to be Anita Ward‘s You Can Ring My Bell, only it is David Thomas

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Thirty Pounds of Bone – I CANNOT SING YOU HERE BUT FOR SONGS OF WHERE

Thirty Pounds of Bone – I CANNOT SING YOU HERE BUT FOR SONGS OF WHERE

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Thirty Pounds of Bone I CANNOT SING YOU HERE BUT FOR SONGS OF WHERE ARMELLODIE RECORDS 6.5.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk It is an extremely brave or delusional singer/songwriter that opens a new album like Johny Lamb

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John Wheeler – UN-AMERICAN GOTHIC

John Wheeler – UN-AMERICAN GOTHIC

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

John Wheeler UN-AMERICAN GOTHIC COOKING VINYL 4.2.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk This is John Wheeler’s debut solo album, having been best known for the last decade as the creator and frontman of Hayseed Dixie. Let me just

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Muleskinner Jones – A DYING MAN SURE CAN SING THE BLUES

Muleskinner Jones – A DYING MAN SURE CAN SING THE BLUES

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Muleskinner Jones A DYING MAN SURE CAN SING THE BLUES RED MEAT RECORDS 4.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk It’s been five years since we heard from Muleskinner Jones. Before then he was turning out a slow but

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CKY – AN ANSWER CAN BE FOUND

CKY – AN ANSWER CAN BE FOUND

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

CKY AN ANSWER CAN BE FOUND MERCURY RECORDS 04.07.05 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk This is the band’s fourth album. Fourth! I dunno how fair it seems to put one man’s opinion on the sweat and grunt of

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The Charm Offensive – the Art of Bullying

The Charm Offensive – the Art of Bullying

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

The Charm Offensive The Art of Bullying February 2009 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk The charm offensive, this is how the charm offensive works. A guy much bigger than you, comes up to you, intimidating you, working at

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Neil Cowley Trio – RADIO SILENCE

Neil Cowley Trio – RADIO SILENCE

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Neil Cowley Trio RADIO SILENCE HIDDENSIDE 19.4.10 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Hmmmmm….. Jazz….. Cool. The press blurb manages to sidestep the ‘jazz’ word like it is a dog turd to avoid treading in but Cowley’s piano sits

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Dan Sartain – LIVES

Dan Sartain – LIVES

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Dan Sartain LIVES ONE LITTLE INDIAN 31.5.10 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Intense and packed: This album crams thirteen songs into thirty minutes by trimming off all the fat. The down to the bone approach has a lot

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