Category Archives: retro-rock

Scene and Heard – CCXIV : ‘Til It’s Gone – The Foshays

Normally the job of a reviewer is to try and dissect a record and explain to the potential buyer what is going on under the hood of that particular musical vehicle. With this bunch of Minneapolis generic gene splicers it … Continue reading

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The Collection – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There was a point a few songs in to The Collection, possibly somewhere around Always You that I recognised the same battered style and ragged glory of one of my favourite musical cult heroes, Nikki Sudden. In my book, it … Continue reading

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Cult of Judex/Witchface – Judex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember waiting for Souixsie and The Banshees to play at a festival and being subjected to northern chancers The Farm playing a set looking and sounding like a bunch of construction workers running through bad and uninspiring karaoke tunes … Continue reading

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Lil’ Lost Lou – Lil’ Lost Lou (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a certain poignancy coming to this album as I do just hours after hearing that Chuck Berry had duck walked off this mortal coil. I wonder what he would make of the fact that here is a female … Continue reading

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A Big Bad Beautiful Noise – The Godfathers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember watching The Godfathers at the infamous Marquee Club way back in the formative years of the band’s career (just don’t tell them that I had only gone along for the support act) and thinking at the time…blimey, they … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – CXXXVI: Demons – The Black Jackals

Every band plunders from the past, of course they do, but it is how subtly you apply those influences which is the difference between being an innovative torch bearer or a pastiche ridden revivalist. And whilst The Black Jackals freely … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day: LXXVIII – The Dynamite Pussy Club – Power

The Dynamite Pussy Club veer between some fairly obvious influences, retro-centric rock and roll, industrial strength blues, ranting Elvis tirades and Detroit garage rock. Power is the summation of all of those elements with a slice of 60’s raving counter … Continue reading

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Shakedown – The Dynamite Pussy Club (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As well as having one of the coolest band names on the block, The Dynamite Pussy Club has been ploughing a wonderful sonic furrow across the West Country and beyond in recent years. They operate at a point where art-punk, … Continue reading

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