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  The Stone Roses kicked the door open for guitar music in the late '80s They opened the door for us. There is a generation...

Primal Scream – Screamadelica

  For ten years, I’ve never been able to make up my mind if I’m a punk rocker or a soul boy, so why not...

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A Rope Ladder to the Moon If there’s something that really pisses me of, it’s that in the chaotic world we happen to live in,...

Kiss – Alive!

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 16th May 1975 If only I could be one of the Kiss. Not any Kiss. The here and now Kiss! Tonight’s Kiss,...

Tito Schipa, Jr. – Orfeo 9

Orfeo 9 forever It was 1974. I was 16 and had a girlfriend who had just given me Tito Schipa Jr’s Orfeo 9 (Orpheus 9),...

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus

Tarkus… how can I forget it? It was my very first LP, bought for 3500 lire at the ‘Disco Club’ in Milan at the...

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

  "With their diseases and orgasm drugs and their sexless parasite life forms - Heavy Metal People of Uranus wrapped in cool blue mist of...

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Genesis – Selling England By The Pound

  “You were there when we needed it”. These were Phil Collins’s last words to the 500.000 fans at the Genesis concert at Rome’s Circo...

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Caroline Smith – The Immigration Handbook

Caroline Smith (Orbis 176) is delving here beneath the morass of statistics and forms to uncover the real lives, circumstances, memories and emotions of...