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From Bob’s archive: Against rockism

I’m out of the country, and so have scheduled some posts from my archive. Here’s one from May 2008, a sunnier year than 2012. It partly explains this post. You’ll be pleased to know that, thanks in part to the evil rentiers, I have since moved house, although still within London SE4.  Today, taking advantage […]

First & last: 12″ singles

The first 12″ I bought is probably the worst record I ever owned. Smokey Robinson “Just to See Her” (1987, ZT 41148) was , shockingly, one of his best-selling hits, and I think was the third “come-back” of his long and checkered career. The mid-1980s was a terrible time for soul music. All the great […]