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Continuum Books 33 1/3 – Elliot Smith – XO, Big Star – Radio City

By |January 24th, 2010|Categories: Book Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A look into Continuum's must-read 33 1/3 series of books that investigate the history and stories behind some of the greatest albums ever made, including reviews of the most recent releases in the series -- Big Star's Radio City and Elliott Smith's XO.

Hop Farm Festival – Kent – 1-3 July 2011

By |July 8th, 2011|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the history of modern music festivals, few line-ups could compare with the distinctly 70's flavoured action offered at the Hop Farm Festival last weekend. While The Eagles were wheeled out of retirement as headliners on the first night, the purportedly Morrissey-curated second day included such rock pantheon artists as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Patti Smith. All in all, it's a jaw-dropping stroke of genius, with Morrissey having the hardest of acts to follow the swathe these three so cleanly cut through the Kent countryside. Oh, and did we forget to mention Prince was there too?