“It’s chipboard quality, easy installment scheme.”

“[The guitar] cost me £5 from a guy in another squat, which was cheap even then,” he admits, “and I replaced the missing bridge with a door handle.” Great retrospective piece on squat punk dubbers World Domination Enterprises over at The Quietus. Ages ago I used to exchange tapes with a bloke who now runs …

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the ninth gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 9) The Mission, Brixton Academy 28/03/1987 Goths. There, I’ve said it. The Mission were goth drop outs – taking the subculture’s hippy undercurrent to its logical conclusion after being booted out of The Sisters of Mercy. …

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7″ EXPLOSION

NOT THE REAL BEYOND THE iMPLODE: 7″ EXPLOSION PT 1. Martin, with an outstanding series of posts about his fave sevens, what they mean to him, when and where he got them. Top stuff – 6 installments so far…

you don’t want to bring the arms house

My arm is proper fucked up, so consider this something of an intermission. While I figure out what to do about that, some short posts with audio will be the order of the day. I did a talk at the Audio Poverty conference about blogging, fanzines, music journalism and occulture:

It’s sans powerpoint but …

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