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by MF
Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Top 25 Releases of 2003
Replies: 29
Views: 3486

Top spot for '03 goes to Transfiguration of Vincent by M. Ward...enjoyed the various Trojan Record box set re-issues and the Clean Anthology too...
by MF
Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 40 greatest UK and US Bands according to the Guardian
Replies: 12
Views: 5443

40 greatest UK and US Bands according to the Guardian

The Guardian's list of artists who have made "rock and pop exciting again" Rather odd methodlogy at work here (style and attitude equal to songs and sound?) and lots of nonsense selections, but I thought it was interesting nonetheless. US bands ranked 40 - 21 US bands ranked 20 - 1 UK bands ranked 4...
by MF
Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The Cassette Turns 40
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

The Cassette Turns 40

Thought some of you might enjoy this...

In honour of the 40th anniversary of the audio cassette and the magic of a mix tape, theGuardian looks back at the cassette with five critics listing their fantasy mixed tapes and one more mixed tape from GBV's Robert Pollard.
by MF
Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The Man in Black has passed......
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Thought Nick Cave made a very interesting comment about the passing of Johnny Cash in The Guardian . "For me it's a very sad thing that he's died, because there goes another one of these great voices. As far as I can see there aren't the people around to replace these people. That's the really sad t...
by MF
Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:29 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 31 Songs That Changed Your Life
Replies: 31
Views: 5336

31 Songs That Changed Your Life

Nick Hornby's latest, <a href="http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=7-0971904774-0"> Songbook </a> is comprised of 26 essays on the 31 songs that form the soundtrack to his life. Or in his words: <i>One can only presume that the people who say that their very favourite record of all time remi...
by MF
Thu Dec 12, 2002 1:11 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: (Someone Else To) Give You What You Need
Replies: 0
Views: 634

(Someone Else To) Give You What You Need

Further to earlier posts on Glorious Noise about the implications of ever-changing band composition (<a href="http://www.gloriousnoise.com/arch/000409.php">When is it Over?</a> and <a href="http://www.gloriousnoise.com/arch/000711.php"> Being and Otherness</a>), <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/ar...
by MF
Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Amy Grant, Stryper or Skillet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Amy Grant, Stryper or Skillet?

Given the recent articles at Glorious Noise about the relationship between automotive advertising and music, I was wondering who should supply the soundtrack to this campaign... 'What would Jesus drive?' Gas-Guzzling Americans Are Asked Full text at The Guardian The midwestern United States, equally...
by MF
Fri Oct 18, 2002 10:20 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Ryan Adams sucks and Wilco fans are snobs.
Replies: 69
Views: 29706

Adams Not Amused, Fulks Laughing?

I wonder what the lucky fan will get from Fulks' web site? From the Associated Press, October 17, 2002 - News Day NASHVILLE -- Country-music singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is not amused by the similarity of his name to Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. At a Ryan Adams concert at the Ryman Auditorium on Tue...
by MF
Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:52 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Forrester Research Report: MP3s to save music industry?
Replies: 2
Views: 2604

Forrester Research Report: MP3s to save music industry?

MP3s not source of music industry woes: Study The record industry has it wrong: Swapping music MP3s is not the cause of the industry's woes, but it may be the cure. That conclusion comes from Forrester Research, an emerging-technology research firm, and flatly contradicts what the record executives...
by MF
Thu Aug 01, 2002 9:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Rolling Stones, Nirvana irrelevant?
Replies: 112
Views: 23278

Sorry, it should have read "Of course, they knew the Holiday Rap by dj Svend and M.C. Miker G though..." My point being that even though these kids are interested in, and pretty well informed about music, they are more likely to know the pap of the 80s - like the Holiday Rap (see: http://www.nohelp....

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