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Unfairly Neglected: Morphine

Unfairly Neglected: Morphine

James MacLaren April 2, 2016 0

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
James MacLaren

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Unfairly Neglected marks an intermittent series of posts celebrating or even simply reminding us of bands or artists that have, despite positive critical reception and exposure, somehow fallen through the cracks. Morphine were key

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Iggy Pop Hints at Final Studio Album

Iggy Pop Hints at Final Studio Album

LLewyn Thomas February 17, 2016 0

Iggy recently came out with an absolute cracker, announcing his ‘Post-Pop Depression’ album/project, with a set of names who, combined, make up pretty much half of my top ten album list. Josh Homme (Queens

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In 1981 New Order recorded a high tempo rave track – its just blown my mind

In 1981 New Order recorded a high tempo rave track – its just blown my mind

Vanguard Online January 22, 2016 0

Vanguard Online

I edit Vanguard Online, make contact with PR companies and recruit new writers.

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Trawling through some messy anti-establishment archives – pages put together in the mid 90s – I found lyrical waxing about new order 5-8-6 – an early peel session turned into a 20 minute trance

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Sheffield Scene Part 4: Talking Heads

Sheffield Scene Part 4: Talking Heads

Captain Leadmill December 31, 2015 0

One of the least known pop lies is that Talking Heads are originally from Sheffield. Growing up in the middle class area of Lodge Moor, they all met at Tapton Comprehensive. Formed by Chris Franz

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Sheffield Scene Part 3: Pulp

Sheffield Scene Part 3: Pulp

Captain Leadmill December 28, 2015 0

In addition to the world famous steel works that produced cutlery used in almost every household and institution in the world, Sheffield also had numerous paper recycling firms. And it is this environment that spawned

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Sheffield Scene Part 2: Def Leppard

Sheffield Scene Part 2: Def Leppard

Captain Leadmill December 25, 2015 0

Growing up on the rough, dog eat dog, underworld of Sheffield’s council estates, Def Leppard originally started out as a Hip-hop crew. With skinheads hidden under their back to front baseball caps, they rapped

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Sheffield Scene Part 1: The Human League

Sheffield Scene Part 1: The Human League

Captain Leadmill December 22, 2015 0

As a celebration to the music scene of the Steel City, I have decided to highlight some of the best bands the place has to offer. Over the next few days and weeks I

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New Order’s Technique was the soundtrack of my life driving across that fucking sand-drenched wasteland during Desert Storm

New Order’s Technique was the soundtrack of my life driving across that fucking sand-drenched wasteland during Desert Storm

Vanguard Online August 6, 2015 0

Vanguard Online

I edit Vanguard Online, make contact with PR companies and recruit new writers.

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A US vet recently recounted the most unlikely story about how New Order’s Technique became the soundtrack to his personal experience of Desert Storm, the US invasion of Kuwait and Iraq: I purchased a pirated

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A post-election playlist

A post-election playlist

London Lotta May 10, 2015 0

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Britain has voted. We have a new government. The adrenaline of the last few weeks of is slowly ebbing out. I’m drinking coffee, I’m cleaning the bathtub and the oven, I keep writing in

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What does it mean to have ‘soul’?

What does it mean to have ‘soul’?

Chris Haran March 23, 2015 1

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  I love soul music. An entire singing style and musical genre based on maximizing the presence of that unnamable-something which makes performers special. How can you not love it? The word “soul” in

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