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It was 40 years ago today–Jilted John

The accepted norm of rock music is that English is the best language to sing in. It depends on the song of course, if the aim is emotive tear-jerking then Spanish, of even Portuguese might be a good choice. It’s … Continue reading

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Mark E Smith;Spector vs Rector vs Reaper

When Mark E Smith died at the age of 60 my first thought was to marvel that he had lived that long. Smith died on 24th Jan, my father in law Ralph passed away 24 hours later, it all felt … Continue reading

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Meanwhile …..oop north

The influence of punk might extend as far as Bromley but that was about it’s geographical limit for the first half of 1976. Punk was the sound of London, punk accents were working class London accents. With no social media … Continue reading

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