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John Lennon 1980: The Last Days…

John Lennon, 1980: The Last Days Of His Life. By Kenneth Womack. Omnibus Press. Available 8 October 2020
John Lennon, 1980: The Last Days in the Life traces the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle’s remarkable comeback after five years of self-imposed retirement.
As renowned music historian Kenneth Womack reveals in vivid detail, Lennon’s final pivotal [...]

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Ani DiFranco’s Memoirs

Ani DiFranco NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM. Viking/Penguin
No gigs to cover and very few albums to review so, during lockdown, I’ve been reading. Ani DiFranco is one of my favourite singer/songwriters and so her memoirs was too important to ignore. Here’s a few excerpts and my review.
Introduction
In her new memoirs, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life [...]

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FOR SAMA DVD Review

FOR SAMA DVD. Channel 4
FOR SAMA was awarded the Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, and the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Festival.
FOR SAMA
FOR SAMA  is both an [...]

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Badly Drawn Boy is Back!

Badly Drawn Boy BANANA SKIN SHOES. AWAL Recordings Ltd
“BANANA SKIN SHOES features fourteen brand new tracks including the political pop of current single ‘Is This A Dream?’ and sees Gough pushing forward yet again both musically and lyrically whilst retaining some of his classic trademarks. The bulk of the album’s production was completed at Eve [...]

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Pottery Debut Record

Pottery WELCOME TO BOBBY’S MOTEL. Artisan
“Fusing reckless and manic energy, the record is part post-punk, part art-pop, and part dance floor acid trip, hinting at everything from Devo to Gang of Four as it boldly careens through genres and decades. The music is driven by explosive drums and off-kilter guitar riffs that drill themselves into [...]

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John Barrow - A Musical Life

John Barrow HOW NOT TO MAKE IT IN THE POP WORLD (diary of an almost has-been). Trafford Publishing
“The misconceptions that surround the workings of the pop industry are many and varied - one misguided belief chief among them is that if you’ve strutted your stuff on Top Of The Pops you must be rolling in [...]

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