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“I Could Have Been A Rock’n’roll Star” AN AUDIENCE WITH ARCHIE SHEPP
ARCHIE Shepp’s musical output is defined by a single-minded pursuit of the ‘new thing’, so it’s perhaps not so surprising to discover that, at the age of 82, he’s just released a hip-hop record. Ocean Bridges pairs his restless sax lines with the tau
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Sleeve Notes
Vibration 2 Hey Lover 3 Soulful & Unique 4 Shadows Of The East 5 Sunflowers 6 Gravity 7 Solace 8 African Sounds Produced by: Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Recorded at: Linear Labs Studios, Los Angeles, California February 2
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The Specialist
Four key albums from reggae’s melodica maestro repackaged SOMEWHERE between a pump organ and a harmonica, the melodica is a strange and often derided instrument. Invented by Hohner in the 1950s, Steve Reich conferred a degree of respectability by c
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Paint It Lilac
“MAGAZINES were beginning to show interest in the ‘pop star at home’ type of feature. The general response from the band was, ‘No way, I don’t want some strange photographer coming into my place!’ But in that process it came up that why didn’t I shoo
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DVDBLURAY&TV
BROTHERS Kingsley and Charles Ward began their south Wales recording enterprise in the 1960s with a potato loft soundproofed by pig feedbags, but by the following decade it was state-of-the-art and the ideal location for musicians wishing to get it t
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MIKE POLIZZE Long Lost Solace Find
PHILADELPHIA isn’t a place generally spoken of with the same reverence as those other, more mythologised centres of American rock’n’roll –›a Seattle, say, a Detroit or a New York City. All the same, for the last decade or so the city has kept hitting
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Q&A
How did the Jazz Is Dead label come about? ASM: A friend of ours, Andrew Lojero, is a concert promoter in LA. Together with Adam Block, he runs a series called Arts Don’t Sleep. They were having challenges promoting concerts with jazz artists, and as
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Coming Next Month...
Next time we'll be covering new releases including Bright Eyes’longawaited Down In The Weeds Where The World Once Was , Sufjan Stevens’ The Ascension and Bill Callahan’s Gold Record. There’s also a Marcos Valle LP on Jazz Is Dead, something new from
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“One Two three Four five Six”
THE summer of 1973 was supposed to be The Modern Lovers’ decisive moment. In August, the quartet found themselves supporting Tower Of Power at San Bernardino’s Swing Auditorium, as part of a showcase for potential record company suitors. Anticipating
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Books
JUST seven days after David Bowie’s performance of “Starman” stunned Top Of The Pops viewers, the July 13, 1972 edition featured a grainy video of Hawkwind performing breakthrough single “Silver Machine” at Dunstable’s Queensway Hall. Sandwiched betw
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Sleeve Notes
1 Bainmarie 2 Revelation 3 Cheewawa 4 Wishing Well 5 Eyes Reach Across 6 Do, Do, Do 7 Edge of Time 8 Rock On A Feather 9 D’Modal 10 Sit Down 11 Marbles 12 Vertigo Recorded at: Uniform Recording, Philadelphia Produced by: Mik
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Emma Swift
An established artist in Australia, Swift relocated to Nashville with her “musical and romantic partner” Robyn Hitchcock in 2015, putting her back at square one career-wise. “It was a naive strategy fueled by optimism, youthful exuberance and a love
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Anything Is Possible
WAYNE Coyne is sitting in his Toyota Prius with the air conditioning up full. He isn’t short of room at his Oklahoma City compound – more religious cult HQ than rock-star residence – but, as he explains, it’s easier to talk here than in the house. “W
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The Lost Recordings
PRIOR to working on 2018’s SA! together, Richman and Jerry Harrison began discussing the possibility of releasing every take from The Modern Lovers’ 1972 demo sessions with John Cale (Warner Bros) and Allan Mason (A&M). “Some of them have no vocals,”
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Not Fade Away
IN 1970, pianist Keith Tippett brought together over 50 young players from the British rock and jazz scene under the aegis of Centipede. The fluid ensemble – which included members of King Crimson, Soft Machine and Nucleus, plus students from the Lon
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Mike Polizze
Polizze’s journey began with this Philly trio, who made three long-players of rawer-than-raw  garage punk and neanderthal hard rock and continue as a sporadic live concern. Framed as a soundtrack to a feature film of the same name following a debauch
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Sleeve Notes
2 Hard On Everyone 3 Birds On A Feeder 4 Simple Math 5 Options Open 6 Feelings Fade 7 Fools Ride 8 Ashes To Ashes 9 Who Rescued Who 10 Take It With You Produced by: Jim Bryson, Ian Fitchuk and Kathleen Edwards Recorded at: Moxe, W
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Social Bubbles
WAYNE COYNE: “When lockdown started, I made a little cartoon of a Flaming Lips show in 2019 and one in 2020; in the first one it’s only me in a bubble, and in the second one everyone’s in a bubble. Then the talent buyer for the Stephen Colbert [ US c
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Five Richman Essentials
The legendary debut, pooled from ahead-of-their-time demos recorded for Warners and A&M in 1972. Much of Richman’s legend rests here: “Roadrunner”, “Pablo Picasso”, “She Cracked”, “Hospital”, “Someone I Care About”. Rapturous, articulate and polish
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Feedback
We asked what you thought of Dylan’s latest opus… Damn. Such a great record! Just like standing by him through the patchy ’80s to be rewarded with Oh Mercy and then doing the same in the ’90s for Time Out Of Mind, the last 20 years have been building
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Q&A
Does going out under your given name feel like a clean slate? Yeah, I feel like I’m, you know, shedding my skin a little bit. But it all makes sense, because it’s more of an intimate affair. It’s out of the shroud of that wall-of-noise, loud guitar
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Q&A
What got you writing music again? I give Maren Morris some credit for that. She reached out to say she was a fan of mine from my early records, and would I consider writing with her. I went to Nashville for a few days and did this writing session,
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Oh My Gawd!!!
Ditching the accessibility of At War With The Mystics , the group embrace jamming on sprawling, droning album. Coyne’s mainly on bass, Karen O and MGMT guest, and the vibes are very Can and Bitches Brew . 8/10 These collected collaborations with  y
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“I Still Feed On My Enemies”
“IS a good day,” pronounces Frederick “Toots” Hibbert breezily, calling Uncut from his studio in Kingston. “Is good here all the time.” It’s precisely the kind of blunt positivity we’ve come to expect from the man who has been fronting the mighty May
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Uncut
EDITOR Michael Bonner EDITOR (ONE-SHOTS) John Robinson REVIEWS EDITOR Tom Pinnock ART EDITOR Marc Jones SENIOR DESIGNER Michael Chapman PRODUCTION EDITOR Mick Meikleham SENIOR SUB EDITOR Mike Johnson PICTURE EDITOR Phil King EDITOR AT LARGE A
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A to Z
England’s greatest folk singer, braver than ever. By Tom Pinnock THEN just 20 years old and working in a London coffee bar, Shirley Collins first appeared on record on the 1955 compilation Folk Song Today. She was a newcomer alongside such veteran
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JASON MOLINA Eight Gates SECRETLYCANADIAN
HE claimed he’d been bitten by a rare spider while travelling in Italy. The venom supposedly left Jason Molina, the guiding spirit behind Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co, bedridden and weak for months on end, confined to the London home he share
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Siren Songs
IT is September 1970, and Tim Buckley is hunkered down in Whitney Studios, Glendale, California, recording the album that he later came to believe was his masterpiece – Starsailor. The music he and his musicians are making is extraordinary, an unprec
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Who Are You?
THE Maytals opened for The Who in arenas and stadiums on the first leg of the band’s mammoth North American tour at the tail end of 1975. It proved a tough assignment. Reviewing the Houston show, Rolling Stone reported that the group “left a less kno
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
The Band are one of my favourite groups, and it was hard for me to choose between this album and the one known as ‘the brown album’. I just have such a lot of memories of where I was in my life when I first heard this record – I think I played it eve
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