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When Folk Got Its Funk On

Traditional folk music with a peppermint flavour. David Kerekes reviews Deep In The Woods: pastoral psychedelia & funk folk 1968-1975.

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Offbeat Bingo

A list of films discussed in the recent Offbeat online panel event, handily crafted so you can mark them off as you listen. Remember, this is just for fun.

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Ansco Artworks: Lust for Life

Lust for Life, a 1956 biopic of artist Vincent Van Gogh, was shot on redundant film stock at director Vincente Minnelli’s insistence. Why?

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What is an Offbeat film?

Julian Upton talks about obscure British movies and their part in his book, Offbeat: British Cinema’s Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems.

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Offbeat Podcast

To coincide with the launch of the revised and updated Offbeat, a series of podcasts relating to the the book presented by some of the contributors.

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JOHN CALE IN THE ’70s

In the mid-70s, John Cale released three albums on Island Records. It’s an exceptional period for the artist with a lot to be gleaned from repeated listens.

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Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton