Kevin McManus

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Return of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

Return of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

I was once sent to review the KLF for NME and ended up writing about an ice cream van. Ultimately I can only blame Bill Drummond for this strange assignment but that is minor quibble given the huge amount of pleasure Bill has brought to my musical life.

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With Love from Liverpool

With Love from Liverpool

It is heartening to learn that the Liverpool music community has come out in support of the victims of the recent Manchester attack with the announcement of the release of the ‘ Love From Liverpool’ compilation, featuring a variety of musicians from the city.

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Classic Albums - Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Classic Albums - Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Beach Boy Brian Wilson reportedly set out to make ‘the greatest album ever made’ with 'Pet Sounds'. 50 years on it is a record that still appears in almost every ‘Best Albums Ever’ list so we can say with some certainty that he at least got close to realising that ambition.

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Pioneers of British Electronic Music

Pioneers of British Electronic Music

In May as part of the Sound City festival there is a great line up featuring both the Human League and Art of Noise (as well as veteran Manchester post punk edgy funksters A Certain Ratio). Later on in the summer two more giants of the scene, in the shape of Gary Numan and John Foxx.

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