The reciprocal half of Gabriel’s I’ll-cover-yours-if-you’ll-cover-mine project Scratch My Back, in which his correspondents respond to his proposition by covering PG songs in return - a round dozen of them, including “Biko”, “Shock the Monkey” and, ill-advisedly, “Don’t Give Up”.
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Friday 20 September 2013
'Every band needs a vibe guy to bring up the energy'
Saturday 15 June 2013
Japan 23 Wales 8
Thursday 30 May 2013
A legal fight between the rock band The Velvet Underground and the Andy Warhol Foundation is over.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Few acts unite popular musical opinion like David Bowie. Arguably, even more so than The Beatles. Even if Bowie’s new album The Next Day, which was released on Monday, doesn’t tickle your fancy like Low or Hunky Dory, it’d be a bold move to say you didn’t love at least some of his work. The man, frankly, unarguably, is a genius. Are we quorate on that? Right.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Jones has been out since the autumn due to a shoulder injury
Thursday 07 February 2013
Wales and France announce squads for Saturday's match
Sunday 13 January 2013
They're going down like flies. Interim coach Rob Howley has seen Wales's injury list grow and grow and now his problems have reached crisis proportions. Bradley Davies needs an operation on his ankle injury, bringing the number of locks on the absentee list to four.
Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico: Super Deluxe Edition (UMC/Polydor)
Sunday 16 December 2012
As many a box set proves, it is possible to get too much of a good thing.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Focusing on a single band over a weekend is a tricky business on the radio. Get it wrong and you risk provoking the ire of the music police, who are a bit like the fashion police only more militant. They will rain hellfire and damnation down on you on Twitter, picket outside your office and very likely follow you home, barge into your house, skim through your record collection and locate the copy of Kylie and Jason's "Especially for You" that you had studiously hidden from your family, and hold it up as evidence of your abominable taste.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Holy festival! It's the caped crusader of future feminism!
Thursday 09 February 2012
Former Wales captain Ryan Jones will take the place of banned lock Bradley Davies in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Millennium Stadium visitors Scotland.
Friday 03 February 2012
The NME editor has made a grovelling apology for her campaign against singer Ed Sheeran. Nadia Khomami looks at spats between popsters and the press
Sunday 15 January 2012
This extraordinary album of chamber-style improvisations by the Norwegian trio of Okland (violin/Hardanger fiddle), Apeland (harmonium/Wurlitzer) and Skarbo (drums) lasts a little over half an hour and casts a very powerful spell.
Sunday 20 November 2011
Davidson is a one-man band from New Zealand who builds dark cranky blues numbers from looping and layering guitar riffs into walls of reverb-enriched sound.
Friday 28 October 2011
Lulu may be the ultimate Goth album: steeped in art-house self-regard, mired in the vilest extremes of perversion and misery, barked out with as little human warmth as its practitioners can muster and its leaden tortures drawn out to unbearable lengths, it takes the notion of being "drawn to the dark side" to the nth degree.
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