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  • Psyched-Out Down Under
    What hath Tame Impala wrought? A deep dive into the soft weird underbelly of current Australian neo-psychedelia, from King Gizzard and Hiatus Kaiyote to Rolling Blackouts and Tropical Fuck Storm.
  • Never-Before-Seen June 1974 Concert Footage of the Who
    Shot by Barbara Wolf on Super 8 from an orchestra seat at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Don’t know which one of the four shows it was. These three reels have been sitting in a box in a series of closets for 48 years, and I just thought to have…
  • Nell Davies: Happy Birthday
    Nell Davies is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from rural Cornwall. Already in her 40s, she started making music in late 2020 after reading Viv Albertine’s memoir inspired her to buy a guitar and begin writing songs. She records in a converted pigsty and produces herself. “Happy Birthday” is her fourth single.
  • Walden Pink
    This short film from 2005 features David Yow (Jesus Lizard), Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) and Vincent Douglas (Chicha Libre), a virtual Warped Tour of oblique cinema. https://vimeo.com/144129689
  • Poly Styrene: Woman on Film
    Poly Styrene stormed her way into punk greatness with the opening lines of X-Ray Spex’s first single. Her band’s 1978 album, Germfree Adolescents, is a classic, avoiding the genre’s traps and standing out through Styrene’s voice and perspective (as well as the unusual choice of including a saxophone in the mix.) The band broke up before recording a follow-up, and Styrene – born Marianne Elliott-Said in London to a Somali father and a Scottish-Irish mother – only released two solo albums and an EP before her death from breast cancer in 2011. She was 53.
Quick Takes

Arthur Brown Is Back!
Ira Robbins podcast interviews
Colored Vinyl: A Chronological Survey
French indie rock pix
The Beatles. Really?

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