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Death Sells - The Rise in Popularity When Death Becomes An Artist

on July 4, 2019 - 9:49am

Many artists rarely get the kind of exposure afforded by their own deaths. Thereby opening themselves up to the kind of coverage in the media unheard of before, certainly to cult artists such as Ian Curtis from Joy Division or even to someone like David Bowie who was surely the biggest cult artist of them all. Queen are another good example of a band who were huge when at their peak in 1975-1979 but when Freddie passed away they became even more popular. Unfortunately in most of these cases the music deteriorates and quality is lost but however a new found popularity is won.

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Track-by-track: The Doors – LA Woman

on July 4, 2019 - 5:29am

LA Woman is a sublime city soundscape. From the cars hissing by the window, to the waves down on the beach; The Doors’ 1971 masterpiece, recorded in Los Angeles, seems to perfectly capture the time and place.

Featuring classic Doors tracks ‘Riders on The Storm’ and ‘Love Her Madly’, LA Woman would be their final album with frontman Jim Morrison, who died three months later aged just 27.

During their short career, The Doors released six albums in just over four years. This track-by-track breakdown will guide you through why LA Woman is probably their most celebrated effort, by fans and critics

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Top 10 New Order Singles

on May 13, 2019 - 11:59am

Starting this year, the back catalogue of Mancunian indie figureheads New Order is getting the deluxe box-set re-issue treatment. It begins with their 1981 debut album Movement, the record that saw the band take its tentative first steps as an entity without singer and lyricist Ian Curtis, whose suicide in May the previous year had brought Joy Division to an untimely end.

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10 of The Rarest Vinyl Ever

on April 17, 2019 - 9:57am

With vinyl making an overwhelming comeback, the price and rarity of wax has skyrocketed. The more popular the artist, the heftier the price tag with first pressings of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd albums selling for astronomical prices. The more controversial the cover art and more limited the pressing can bump up the value even more, making some people wish they’d never thrown their vinyl collection out all those years ago.

 

Q. Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses 12” Single (1991)

This cult-classic - made famous as the background track to the infamous Buffalo Bill scene in Silence Of The

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5 Artist Comebacks We Can't Wait For in 2019

on April 16, 2019 - 9:52am

If 2019 had a nickname, it would be 'The Comeback Kid', as a huge number of artists are making a comeback to the UK this year. From pop to classic rock, there’s something to please all music tastes. Below are some acts we’re super excited to see make a return this year.

 

Fleetwood Mac

Celebrating half a century in the music business, Fleetwood Mac will return exclusively to London’s Wembley Stadium for two nights this June with a brand-new tour and a brand-new line-up. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie will be joined by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

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