Of course there’s great music and less great music but we as humans seem unable to talk about it without the aid of moral lingo, which is totally unmusical…
An album that is, possibly, greater than the sum of its parts.
"This is not just another Ska band, this is The Skatalites."
“The sort of stuff that a young XTC alluded to but never got thanked for and a potential that could only have been reached if Pulp and The Stranglers had hit it off and had children. ”
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I spent most of my time in the Green Room.
I think that everyone has a particular musical note or maybe it’s a combination of notes or a certain chord, which can bring them close to tears. I don’t know what mine is, but Sophia evidently do and keep on hammering away at it.
"Like getting locked in at the museum or palace and your little sister finds a guitar and starts largin’ it up and you realize she’s a genius."
Scout Niblett, Caroline’s Room, Royal Theatre
The rest of the band had clearly raided mum’s drawers and dressed up as (you guessed it), a band.
Finally, I was carried downstairs to see, YES! A London band. Honest, a real one.
“It was all over in little more than an hour and I was rendered deaf in one ear.”
Continue reading “Soulwax, Paradiso, 10/11/2004”