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40 YEARS AGO IN 1979 THE DAMNED RELEASE MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE.

40 Years Ago In 1979 The Damned Release Machine Gun Etiquette. Not many bands get to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. Especially punk bands. They were mostly short-lived affairs, who released one or two singles, before calling it a day. However, one band are still going strong after forty-three years, The Damned. One of their finest releases was  third …

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THE DAMNED-THE STIFF AND CHISWICK RECORDS’ YEARS.

The Damned-The Stiff and Chiswick Records’ Years. Not many bands are still going strong after forty-three years.  Especially punk bands, which in many cases, were short-lived affairs, who released one or two singles, before calling it a day. However, there’s one punk band are still going strong after forty-three years, The Damned.  The Damned were formed in London in 1976, when members …

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PINK FLOYD-CRE/ATION: THE EARLY YEARS 1967-1972.

PINK FLOYD-CRE/ATION: THE EARLY YEARS 1967-1972. One box set that divided opinion during 2016, was Pink Floyd’s The Early Years 1965–1972. It featured eleven CDs, DVDs, blu-ray discs, vinyl, and memorabilia. There was everything from unreleased material to live recordings and non-album singles. The Early Years 1965–1972 was marketed as the most comprehensive overview of …

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THE DAMNED-MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE.

THE DAMNED-MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE. Not many bands get to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. Especially punk bands. They were mostly short-lived affairs, who released one or two singles, before calling it a day. However, one band are still going strong after forty years, The Damned. Their third album Machine Gun Etiquette has just been reissued on …

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DAVID GILMOUR-RATTLE THAT LOCK.

DAVID GILMOUR-RATTLE THAT LOCK. After a career than spanned forty-seven years, Pink Floyd released their final album, The Endless River. It was the end of an era. Pink Floyd had been a musical institution. For six decades, Pink Floyd had provided the soundtrack to the lives of several generations. However, realistically, The Endless River had …

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BACK AGAINST THE WALL-A TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD.

BACK AGAINST THE WALL-A TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD. Nowadays, the word “classic” is used far too often. There’s a reason for this. Much of the music being released today isn’t as good the music being released during the sixties and seventies. That was without doubt, the golden age of music. Forty years later, and we’ve …

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PINK FLOYD-THE ENDLESS RIVER.

PINK FLOYD-THE ENDLESS RIVER. Twenty years ago, there was no such thing as Twitter or Facebook. The term social media hadn’t even been coined. In fact, the internet and the technological age were in their infancy.  Compact discs were only a decade old. Debate raged about their merits and sound quality. Vinyl we were told, …

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