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The pandemic has made the world a quieter place. Jennifer Wallis misses the noise, and writes here about silence and the struggle to fill it.
Jennifer Wallis explores the history of children’s records, and childhood encounters with a sinister talking piano.
Sweet and subversion – the combative cuteness of 90s pop duo Shampoo.
The posthumous release of a concert album in 1977 brought a resurgence of interest in the Beatles. But what happened to the ad that accompanied it?
While everyone knows of ‘Charles Manson’ few have actually listened to his recordings. Music is the glue that sticks Manson to his friends, his fellow travellers, his ‘Family’, his enemies. In this essay, Mark Goodall reflects on Manson in context of his music. This in anticipation of Quentin Tarantino’s Manson movie and Jordan Peele’s Us.