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How to kill momentum in a music career

First, take three years to record an expensive follow-up to your big international hit.

Then, make that follow-up a concept album.

Next, have the thematic thread be delivered mainly through a dialog between band members, something akin to two mates meeting at a pub to discuss this and that, such as how love is like heartburn, or a thunderbolt, and the IRA. 154 more words

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Why is there no post about Amber’s 10th birthday party on Sunday?

Or Saturday’s trip to the South Bank to see Jacqueline Wilson talk?

Or seeing the awe-inspiring  167 more words

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Dexys Midnight Runners ‎- Geno (1980)

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Kevin Rowland and Kevin “Al” Archer were both members of Birmingham punk band the Killjoys before they decided to form Dexys Midnight Runners. 33 more words

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No.11 Dexy's Midnight Runners - Too Rye Ay

Okay, I’m up for this one.

I couldn’t stand Dexy’s as I was growing up. They took over the No.1 spot for what seemed like forever with  380 more words

Controversial Album Covers IX (Pt. 19)

Year: 1999

Devourment: Molesting the Decapitated

The Problem: Devourment helped pave the way for slam on their debut album, Molesting the Decapitated. With an album title that grotesque it has to be accompanied by questionable artwork and the California death metal outfit did just that. 199 more words

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Claps, Clicks & Whistles #14

A few months ago, I made a bad joke about featuring a record by whistler-in-chief Roger Whittaker on these pages, only to be rather taken aback by several requests to actually post something by him. 393 more words

Claps, Clicks & Whistles