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Duke Special, Look Out Machines!

A week before the release of the third Villagers  album comes the eighth long player by Peter “Duke Special” Wilson.
This is relevant only because of the marked sonic similarity between Look Out Machines! 112 more words

New Albums


Back in the car-cassette days of the late twentieth century it was a mandatory part of any road-based holiday to prepare a compilation tape for the journey. 1.204 more words

Albums In Focus


There are certain sounds and rhythms that grab you tight and shake. Think The Kinks ‘You really got me’ with that distorted, snarling guitar or the irresistible loping boogie of ‘On the road again’ by Canned Heat. 1.096 more words

60s & 70s Music

Song of the day: XTC - Love on a Farmboy's Wages

On my way home from work today, the person responsible for selecting the music in between the evening news had the brilliant idea to dig up… 230 more words

This Is How I Hear It

Skylarking or: Making Plans for Rehearsal


So, the Vagabond Saints Society has this big gig coming up tomorrow night, XTC’s Skylarking from front to back and a second (actually the first) set of other XTC songs. 545 more words

Life As We Know It

Pure XTC

As published by The Footy Almanac, 23 March 2015

The recording industry is littered with tales of artists never reaching their station in the pantheon of music royalty/ies. 385 more words

Music Musings

Actually, It's an Overcast Day in the Neighborhood

(It’s March 20th and I feel physically crappy today.  Too many late nights, recently, composing and publishing my blog post after my wife has gone to bed.   251 more words