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Saturday, June 01, 2002

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Bragg Slags 'Sell-Out' Sex Pistol


Sex Pistols star John Lydon was has been accused of selling-out over his new-found support for the Royal Family, by left wing chart star Billy Bragg. Ex-punk Bragg said he was "appalled" about the change of heart by the architect ofanti-royal rant God Save The Queen, which is being re-released for the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

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Throwing Beer at Billy Bragg


Listening to Billy Bragg defend the monarchy and admit the Tories have "some reasonable ideas", it's tempting to agree with those who say he's sold out. ....[read more]

Throwing Beer at Billy Bragg


Listening to Billy Bragg defend the monarchy and admit the Tories have "some reasonable ideas", it's tempting to agree with those who say he's sold out. ....[read more]

Welcome, brothers and sisters, to the People's Republic Of Disco.
Together, we can overthrow the tyranny of the superstar DJ. It's time to line the bloated corporate deck-pigs up against the wall, time for a POP-ulist uprising… but, comrades, we need your help... ....[read more]

Manu Chao
“Making music is just an excuse for travelling,” singer Manu Chao muses ....[read more]

Los de Abajo: interview with Lider Teran
Lider Terán is the lead singer with Mexican roots pop group Los de Abajo.....[read more]

Bands People Are Telling Us About...Antipop Consortium Are Ahead Of Your Time


Sitting by the radio nowadays, it’s hard not to glean from the airborne reverberations that the music we hear is that of yesterday. The late '90s may have seen a processor-powered revolution take shape — ("We must prepare for the new millennium; I give you electronica!") — but this future music movement was a leaky balloon that ultimately left a flaccid bag of industry casualties in its place. ....[read more]

SPANISH BOMBS AWAY! ARGENTINIAN PUNKS!


Cheers from Fuera de Orden! Records (with base of operations in Argentina/a.k.a Chaos Land), we’re an independent record label ....[read more]

Daniel Johnston used to give his drawings and songs away. Now, he tells Iain Aitch , he wants them to help make him a star.

During 1979 songwriter, performer and artist Daniel Johnston discovered the two great loves that would shape his life. The first was the music of the Beatles, whose influence is apparent in his lyrics and music, the second was a young woman named Laurie.....[read more]

Bono Bloody Bono

Bono, the 80's inspired politico warbler is the latest in a long line of performers who are trotted out on behalf of the power holders. Poor Bono, he doesn't get it.

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More Bloody Bono (and George W. Bush)
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After September 11th - “Is Protest Music Dead?”

Ever since John Lennon and Yoko Ono led a raucous crowd of flower-toting, peasant-bloused hippies in a pot-hazy chorus of "Give Peace a Chance," it seems to have been a pop axiom: When the United States goes to war, the musicians begin calling for peace ... So why, since Sept. 11, have we heard so little new music protesting Bush Junior's war on evil?

Jeff Chang - Metro Silicon Valley
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Chuck D and Jello Biafra speak out against ‘the war on terror’ ...

Contrary to popular opinion that musicians and artists have not or are not speaking out against the U.S. government ‘s mounting of a perpetual war “War On Terror” we reprint stuff written by Chuck D and Jello Biafra back in September 2001 ...

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Lester Bangs meets the Mekons

"The proximity of other humans often fills me with overwhelming anxiety, but I also feel that this precarious sentience is all we've got and... it's a person's duty to the potentials of his own soul to make the best of it."
- Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs was immortalised to many by Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s portrayal of him in Cameron Crowe’s movie “Almost Famous” set in 1973. Below, founder Mekon Jon Langford remembers meeting the real Bangs some seven years later and we reproduce the sleeve notes for the 1982 album “The Mekons Story” which came out of this illicit affair ...

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