Grinderman – Grinderman 2 RMX

Although the re-explosion of vinyl as an art form and audiophile medium has performed a positive role in both reconnecting with and rewarding physical music buyers, the spectre of exploiting rekindled faith has been a little too tempting for the record industry to resist. Hence, amongst other recurring vinyl trends has been the revival of the remix … [Read more...]

The Real Tuesday Weld – The Last Werewolf

The Real Tuesday Weld’s last coupling with author Glen Duncan, for 2003’s innovative I, Lucifer book soundtrack, was undoubtedly a creative marriage made in heaven (as well as being hell-orientated in its conceptual construction of course).  For those of us that fell for the debonair darkness, mischievous misanthropy and elegant eclecticism for I, … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#2 (The Real Tuesday Weld’s Stephen Coates on Oedipus Schmoedipus)

Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld) on... Barry Adamson’s Oedipus Schmoedipus (Mute Records, 1996) Down the road from the Royal College of Art where I studied for a couple of years, there used to be somewhere called Kensington Market.  Even then it was rather out of step with the rest of the high-end posh shops in the area - a kind of … [Read more...]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity/The Firstborn Is Dead/Kicking Against The Pricks/Your Funeral… My Trial (CD/DVD reissues)

It's not hard to understand why the world of reissues stirs up such confusion and cynicism, given the multiple lines of attack followed by artists and labels alike to keep back catalogues alive or resuscitate them from near-death.  So, for every long-awaited first CD reissue of a lost vinyl relic (anything by Lee Hazlewood for instance) and … [Read more...]