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Sluts, Opportunists and Martin Amis – The Pregnant Widow

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

A lot of people are cynical about the sexual revolution. Most acknowledge that the new set of sex and dating rules has produced ‘confusion’. Some go so far as to label it ‘anarchy’ that will ‘destroy society’. We are told that women can have sex like men if they want to – that consenting adults […]


Sinead O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

There’s a quote, from an article that Germaine Greer wrote back in the 70s,which springs back in to my mind continuously when listening to certain albums: “When Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho the walls came tumbling down. That’s revelation. The holy Ghost talking. So it can be done. The way to crack a mirror or shiver […]


Hurling the little streets on the great – Gorbaciof

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

While everyone’s getting caught up in the buzz about The Artist, I have a shameful confession to make:  silent movies have always bored the bunions off of me – as a child I gnashed my teeth in despair when Charlie Chaplin or, god forbid, Harold Lloyd came on the television. That’s not to write off […]


Mute Points: A Love Letter to Silent Artists

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I remember the first time I saw Nosferatu. I was 15 and in the full throws of gothic angst – complete with importance, poetry and pianos. The dramatic German Expressionist stylings of Murnau’s Carpathian landscape, therefore, offered the ideal genre –especially when it came to an extremely teen-friendly subject…..vampires. Made in 1921 in the extremely […]

Pacific Ocean Blue – Denis Wilson

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Long forgotten album from the Beach Boys’ Denis Wilson. Pacific Ocean Blue was first rleased in 1977, six years before Wilson drowned in the Ocean off Marina del Ray, California.

Wounded Buffalo Theory

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Powerful and imaginative rock from NY independent NY based band. Clovis Monkey is deeply impressed.

Live at the Olympia – Damien Dempsey

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Live albums are usually a bad idea – Damien Dempsey’s live at the Olympia is the exception to the rule.

A-ha Shake Heartbreak by the Kings of Leon

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The notoriously ‘difficult’ second album, from the Kings of Leon, falls under the critical watch of the Monkeys.

The Meddling Kids

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Classic American Rock catches Phil Murphy by surprise

Whatever you say I am, That’s what I’m not – Arctic Monkeys

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The fastest selling debut album in history. Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys bring tales of bent bouncers, prostitutes, and underage drinking to the Top 40.

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