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  • 2014-08-01 19.20.45

    What do I know about… Old School

    Aug 2, 14 • 2348 Views • Rant, The Rhythm The RebelComments Off on What do I know about… Old School

    Some subjects are stepping stones, and Old School – rap and hip-hop from the day – helped step me up. I didn’t notice at the time, but the story of how rap got into the head of a kid from the Yorkshire coalfields is quite a story in itself.

  • 2014-07-30 21.50.57

    What do I know about… Yorkshire.

    Jul 31, 14 • 1700 Views • British, RantComments Off on What do I know about… Yorkshire.

    On 1st of August it is Yorkshire Day; when we celebrate the auld county. Eons ago I ran a website devoted to Yorkshire, and once published a charts of the top 50 Yorkshire songs of all time – and I’m highly tempted to roll it out again to remind

  • 2014-07-28 21.26.08

    What do I know about… The Vox Continental

    Jul 29, 14 • 1912 Views • RantComments Off on What do I know about… The Vox Continental

    The Vox Continental is quite simply the king of keyboard cool. It’s a transistor-based combo organ that came out in ’62 and immediately looked and sounded so rock’n’roll every hipster band had to have it. That reverse harpsichord-style

  • Dub

    What do I know about… Dub

    Jul 26, 14 • 2358 Views • Rant, ReggaeComments Off on What do I know about… Dub

    I’ve been into dub forever. Never mind all that talk of transplanted psychedelia, it was all about those after hours sessions at Studio One and Treasure Isle, re-cutting instrumental tracks for the emerging dancehall DJ scene.

  • punk

    What do I know about… Punk Rock

    Jul 26, 14 • 1788 Views • punk, RantComments Off on What do I know about… Punk Rock

    Got into punk via pirate radio, pure and simple. A bad transistor radio couldn’t mute the thunderous drumming and the wide open chords of New Rose, debut single by The Damned.

  • The Outlaws

    What do I know about… Southern Rock

    Jul 26, 14 • 1147 Views • Americana, RantComments Off on What do I know about… Southern Rock

    My the first encounter with Southern Rock fans was Knebworth in ’76. REO Speedwagon fans throwing bottles of piss at Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Now I know that these beery REO fans just looked like the scruffy bedenimed lazy-arses who listened to