Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Accordion Has Been Drinking: ‘Bad as Me’ by Tom Waits

So it’s the great man’s seventeenth studio album, and the curmudgeonly ringmaster of warped urban folklore and lowlife gutter lullabies, now in his sixty-second year, shows no signs of mellowing or staying static. He’s got some old friends in to … Continue reading

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Mithering Mancunian Misanthrope’s Break Out – ‘Ersatz GB’ by The Fall

It's a new Fall, it’s a new day of minatory and miserable rage against the knitting machines that spin out Smithy's jumpers.The Narky Northener has risen again. It's a… motormouthpsychobillymotorikkrautrockgaragebandgrumpyoldmancunianbeefheartguessthelyric-growlingcurmudgeonlysexpesthangingbythegatesofschoolofrockwaitingtomolestan80sbighairband-Canyoudancethetincandrumbeatdancecasinosoulscene  SKREEEEEEEEEEEEEE-AH! onefingerbontempicasioyamahahaha the missus sings (brix redux) English folk music Cecil Sharpens … Continue reading

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‘Lulu’ by Lou Reed and Metallica

It opens with Lou’s patent gentle guitar strumming and cracked, vulnerable balladeer vocals (his sensitive side) then bursts into a roaring mess of loud and heavily overdriven guitars. This is pretty much the template for the whole album – screeching … Continue reading

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