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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the So It Is LP by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. I have to confess that, after having listened to music on a daily basis (first as a fan, then as a critic and a fan), I have grown cynical and hypercritical to jazz. The...

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 255
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Alejandro Jodorowsky The Dance of Reality (Original Soundtrack) Photo: popmarket.com Let’s talk about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s evolution as a filmmaker. If you compare one of his latest movies Dance of Reality with his earlier work like El Topo or Holy Mountain, you...

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 254
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Modern Plagues LP by The Whistles And The Bells. If we can all agree that many of the best, most interesting albums are those which convey a particular image of its maker, then there’s little doubt of Modern...

Monday, 21 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 253
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Blau Sang Vermell Cel LP by CRIM. The catch, when it comes to working within any pop music-based form (and, as inconvenient as it is to say, punk rock definitely falls into that category), is that language plays a key role...

Friday, 18 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 252
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Prayer For Peace LP by North Mississippi Allstars. The terms and conditions for being regarded as an “artistic dynasty” are vague and often vary from band-to-band but, without question or argument, the Dickinson family...

Wednesday, 16 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 251
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Tackle Box LP by Hamell On Trial. It might sound a little ridiculous, but the truth is that some musicians need to have something which genuinely pisses them off – something they find truly abhorrent – before them in...

Monday, 14 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 250
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Alejandro Jodorowsky The Holy Mountain (Original Soundtrack) Photo: Turntablelab.com Alejandro Jodorowsky’s movies are unlike anything else out there. To call them truly unique barely scratches the surface. Who could have guessed that the Chilean filmmaker would rise...

Monday, 14 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 249
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the vinyl reissue of Born In The Echoes by The Chemical Brothers. After over a quarter century of holding dance clubs hostage with some of the most well-known club-pop ever to also grace radio airwaves, the question has become...

Friday, 11 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 248
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 2017 vinyl reissue of Into The Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Abraham Lincoln once said (to a delegation from the National Union League who were urging him to be their presidential candidate) that,...

Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 247
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 2017 vinyl reissue of Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty. There’s no way to say for sure if the reason Tom Petty elected to launch his solo career with Full Moon Fever was because the singer felt like he had a surplus of...

Tuesday, 08 August 2017
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Vinyl Vlog 246
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 2017 vinyl reissue of Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Twelve years after they started, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers found themselves in a fairly unique position in pop music:...

Monday, 07 August 2017
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Ground Control’s Back to School Guide 2017
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Welcome welcome welcome, dear readers. It’s that time of year again where we put away those swimming trunks and sandals, slap some lotion on those sunburns, rethink that shitty tattoo you got and look ahead on another scholarly year. This is going to be it! The year...

Friday, 04 August 2017
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