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PAUL DEMPSEY – ST VINCENT

St Vincent – St Vincent (2014)

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Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, I’d like to thank you for indulging me over these past few weeks as I’ve rambled on about some of my favourite recent releases. It seems only fair that the album to take out my ‘Grand Vinyl’ selection should be the one that has spent far more time than any other in my car stereo since it’s release earlier this year, so with that I give you the fourth album from the wonderfully talented and refreshingly unique, Annie Clark, aka St Vincent.

Once upon a time in a land called the 1980’s, there was a gigantic laboratory that dominated the landscape called ‘pop music’.…

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FRANCIS LEACH – THE CLASH

The Clash – London Calling (1979)

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What’s it like to touch perfection?

To know that everything is in its right place, that no moment can match this one? To feel that all roads travel here to this place and time.

That for this moment, however fleeting, this is the only thing that matters .

Few rock bands have been there.

The Clash have.

“London Calling” was that moment.

4 sides of brilliant gonzo rock gumbo that broke out of punk’s straight jacket to become the greatest double album of all time.

In 1980 The Clash were more than a band, they were a creed, and it felt like they were writing the future between the grooves of every record.…

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FRANCIS LEACH – BELIEVE THE HYPE

Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)

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It made no sense at all.

An avalanche of jack hammer beats. An exploding cluster of chaos samples. A river of righteous rhymes that hit like a right hook from Tyson.

Few records tip the world of its axis. Public Enemy’s “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” kicked it to the kerb and told it to find it’s own way home.

Back in 1988 Hip-Hop was still a novelty sideshow. Music’s idea of slum chic. A little exotic, a pinch of danger and a splash of street fashion.…

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FRANCIS LEACH – NEW GOLD DREAMER…

 

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Our Vinylist today is a man who needs very little introduction – he’s Presentation Night royalty after all. That said, we’re going to give him one anyway because by jove he deserves it. We’re very happy to welcome the one and only Mr. Francis Leach to The Vinyl Series. If you’ve seen Francis hosting one of our live shows, read one of his articles, checked out his excellent blog, or caught him on the telly on Offsiders, you’ll know he’s a rare bird. A Saint for life, Francis is a true renaissance man with a deep love of music, sport, of human behavior, books, ideas…he’s our kind of guy.

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MY CITY OF SYDNEY…

Edelsten Swans

When I first moved to Sydney in the late ‘eighties, there was a telephone hotline you could call that informed you of the current levels of pollution in the water of city beaches on that particular day. Having moved from landlocked Canberra in search of a mythical lifestyle that included the living by the beach, seeing bands every night, and ‘making it’, this came as a bit of a shock. More often than not the advice from the disembodied recorded voice at the other end of the line advised that the level effluent and e-coli detected in the water at Bondi was too high for any sane person to enter without the risk of exiting at the end of their swim with red eyes, a raging sore throat and a body riddled with disease.…

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