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  • Our musical history tour through the career of The Fall fittingly brings us up to this year, and their latest album release New Facts Emerge (Cherry Red 2017). From it, here's Gibbus Gibson.

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    • Another new discovery this year were duo Kings of Convenience, hailing from Bergen, Norway. This is the gorgeous Simon & Garfunkel inspired Homesick, which opens their second LP Riot On An Empty Street (Source 2004). Oddly, there are very few songs about the impact music itself has, but this is one of them.

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      • Yet another new discovery was Jack Tatum, from Blacksburg, Virginia who records as Wild Nothing. This is the 70s glam rock inspired Chinatown, from his debut LP Gemini (Captured tracks 2010). Wonderful.


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        • We finish with a couple from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma's finest The Flaming Lips. First, the stunning single Do You Realize?? (Warner Bros 7"/CD/DVD 2002), from their tenth LP Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Warner Bros 2002), then from the same LP we end the year with album track In the Morning of the Magicians. Enjoy and Happy New Year. Until 2018 ...


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          • We start the year with a celebration of the music of Canada. Firstly, the master that was Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016), born in Montreal, and the brilliant Master Song, from his classic debut LP Songs of Leonard Cohen (CBS 1967).

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            • Next, something modern. Destroyer hail from Vancouver British Columbia, fronted by Dan Bejar (originally it was just his solo side project). This is the brilliant Lou Reed influenced Tinseltown Swimming In Blood, from their eleventh and most recent LP ken (Merge 2017)

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              • Another classic, this time courtesy of Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Joan Anderson 1943 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), this is the single Big Yellow Taxi (Reprise 7") which reached no. 11 in the U.K., taken from her third LP Ladies of the Canyon (Reprise 1970). This starts a weekly visit to each of Joni's studio LPs starting next week with her debut.

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                • Arcade Fire are a famous indie rock band originally hailing from Montreal, and this is the lovely Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles), from their debut LP Funeral (Merge 2004).

                  Last edited by agutterfan; 6th January 2018, 10:45 AM.

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                  • The Poppy Family were formed in Vancouver British Columbia by husband & wife team Terry Jacks (yes, the Terry Jacks of Seasons in the Sun fame) and Susan Jacks (née Pesklevits), who released a string of records in the late 60s and early 70s and deserve to be better know. Check out their excellent compilation LP A Good Thing Lost (W.A.R. 1996). This is the excellent Free From The City, which should have been released as a single methinks, featured on their debut LP Which Way You Goin', Billy? (London 1969).

                    Last edited by agutterfan; 6th January 2018, 10:32 AM.

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                    • We finish with one of my favourite groups, Stars, originally from Toronto. This is the brilliant A Song Is A Weapon, from their sixth LP The North (Soft Revolution/ATO Records 2012), released by their own label, distributed through the wittily titled label whose acronym stands for According To Our. Until next week ..

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                      • Our weekly journey through the musical history of Joni Mitchell starts with her debut LP Song To A Seagull (Reprise 1968), also known as Joni Mitchell. Produced by The Byrds member David Crosby, here's the delightful Night in the City. Nice video too, by SINGINGFOOOLSVIDEO.

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                        • Pleasure Symbols are a duo hailing from Brisbane, Australia (see https://en-gb.facebook.com/pleasur3symbols/). This is Control, from their limited edition E.P. Pleasure Symbols (Avant! 12" 2016). Hope you like it.

                          Last edited by agutterfan; 13th January 2018, 10:33 AM.

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                          • Next, we move to Witton Gilbert, County Durham for the gorgeous Prefab Sprout. This is one of my favourites of theirs, the delightful titular track Andromeda Heights, from their sixth LP, the gorgeous Andromeda Heights (Kitchenware 1997). Brilliant lyrics.

                            Last edited by agutterfan; 13th January 2018, 10:37 AM.

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                            • Then we go to Reading, Berkshire for the ambient Slowdive, and this is Blue Skied an' Clear (sic), from their third LP Pygmalion (Creation 1995). Gorgeous video.

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                              • Finally, we end with Dorchester, Massachusetts band Pernice Brothers and two excellent songs from their sixth studio LP Goodbye, Killer (Ashmont 2010), Something For You and the delightful The End Of Faith. Until next week ...


                                Last edited by agutterfan; 13th January 2018, 10:54 AM.

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