’68 are a duo from Atlanta, made up of vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin (formerly of The Chariot and Norma Jean) and drummer Michael McClellan (formerly of Becoming the Archetype). Taking Garage rock as a blueprint, the duo warp and twist the genre into a vicious new beast that is a sound all of their own making.
The Top 10 in The Independent on Sunday magazine yesterday was Best Rhymes in Songs, a sequel to Top 10 Worst Rhymes last year.
As ever, there is a bit of over-matter to be added to the record here:
“Two old ladies sittin’ in the sand, each one wishin’ the other was a man.” Lonnie Donegan. Nominated [...]
After posting last week’s Top 10 here, “Songs that mean the opposite of what most people think they mean”, I had some late nominations.
Stella Creasy: “In the Summertime”, by Mungo Jerry, as it’s about drink driving and date rape.
Tania Ziegler: “Young Girl”, by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, about underage sex with older man.
We had a problem with putting stuff from the Independent on Sunday magazine, The New Review, online last weekend. While the boffins labour with something mysterious called CMS, I’ll post an image of it here.
There’s no introduction needed, Justin Clarke is one of grime’s most interesting characters. An East London MC with unparalleled natural talent and a Jekyll-and-Hyde-style split personality; he has been involved in some of the genre’s most defining moments.
“Expect the truth from my album. You can honestly expect to get to know me on another level that you would never have known any of these other artists” August Alsina
The London edition of the Livebase European tour may have taken place in March but was truly taken over by August. Here we were able to see August Alsina’s love for music from the moment he stepped on stage he grabbed the audience with his first song making the statement ‘I am here!’
When I want to relax, I spend some time shooting people and things – often both at once – in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Sometimes, I even do this in a video game, namely the subtle and magisterial Fallout: New Vegas.
I could spend a whole column rhapsodising on the brilliance of the Fallout series, and may yet do [...]
David Cameron on decision-making as prime minister, in his Mail on Sunday interview:
You’ll probably go through 20 policy submissions every morning and four or five will require a decision, and you won’t always get those right. But it’s very important you make them, otherwise the whole system grinds to a halt. If the leader doesn’t lead, [...]
“Professional chaos” is the term used by Big Narstie to describe the effect of combining both himself and True Tiger
“I get really bad stage-fright and nerves just before [we go onstage] because, I don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know if you’re going to break something of yours, if something’s going to stop working, if you’re going to break a limb, if you’re going to hurt somebody…” Matt “Butch” Reynolds, guitarist
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