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Alan Vega / Alex Chilton / Ben Vaughn - Cubist Blues (Thirsty Ear album, 1996)


Cubist Blues was originally released in 1996 and despite the critical reception with which it was received at the time, supported by two live shows in New York and Rennes, it more or less sank into cult obscurity. 772 more words

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Gimmer Nicholson - Red and White Light Ship

Gimmer Nicholson had been poking around the Memphis blues/folk scene for a number of years before moving to San Francisco in the mid-1960s. He recorded a few demos on a crude reel-to-reel deck and sent them to his brother, who brought the tapes in a brown paper bag to Terry Manning back in Memphis. 381 more words

Track Of The Day

Homage to This Heat

One of the most pioneering and innovative bands of the 1970s was This Heat. Check this experimental production from 1979, the renowned 24 Track Loop… 206 more words

Nico: BBC Session 1971 (Gearbox)

German singer Nico’s reputation was built upon a foundation of dark lyrics and haunting melodies delivered in an icy manner by a statuesque junkie with a thousand yard stare that could rival Medusa. 132 more words

Album Reviews

More light on Lizzy

Lizzy Mercier Descloux now gets the full reissue treatment from Light In The Attic Records. The Parisian poet, painter, actor and musician finally gets the homage she deserves with this timely repress of her four seminal LPs. 232 more words

Light in the Attic reissue five Francoise Hardy albums

Those who regularly visit Hero Culte will know I’m a big fan of Françoise Hardy, so it won’t surprise you to hear me saying that you can never have enough Françoise Hardy records in your collection; it’s a good day when there’s a new release to buy.   625 more words

Francoise Hardy