Various album reviews including Snoop Doggy Dog and The Boo Radleys, 11th December 1993

Various album reviews including Snoop Doggy Dog and The Boo Radleys, 11th December 1993.

A timely reminder from the Stud Brothers, to all those of you that think Snoop is ‘cool’ and ‘ironically’ go in for all his Shizzle Bizzle shit, why you should feel thoroughly ashamed of yourself.

My love of The Boo Radleys has already been previously documented so it’s no surprise that I’m going to post this review. The fact that Simon Price likes it does surprise me though; “two stunning LPs (no exaggeration)”. I know Martin has no interest in seeing this stuff again – “Never Go Back” as Alfredo tells Toto in Cinema Paradiso – but it’s here for everyone else that does. Here’s a favourite track of mine from this earlier period when the band were just starting to show flashes of their future brilliance – wait for the trumpet solo at the end!

The Boo Radleys – Spaniard

Lots of other records reviewed on this spread apart from these featured two – tuck in!

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Melody Maker review of the April 1987 with staff picks by Paul Mather

Melody Maker review of April 1987 with staff picks by Paul Mather doing a passable impression of Johnny Marr.

It’s not as crappy a scan as it might first appear. These copies are all printed on loose leaf pages that don’t match up perfectly and in this case Melody Maker never actually printed Ian Astbury’s face. Some might say it’s a great improvement.

This weekend’s bizarre search term was “thom yorke handwriting analysis” and a related one that made me smile was “where in oxford do radiohead live”. Well thankfully I can answer that one. Radiohead live just opposite Inspector Morse. Why not pay them a visit next weekend as I believe Supergrass will also  be taking part a charity bedrace through the city streets.


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Melody Maker Staff Picks, 24th – 31st December, 1988 (part three)

Link to Staff Picks part one here

I said I was going to put up some of the tracks but now it comes to it I don’t have the time – sorry.


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