Often regarded as the muddy root of electronic music due to their never before seen use of oscillating synthesisers, Silver Apples’ self-titled album may only be remembered due to its pioneering attributes rather than any virtuous musical prowess. Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Silver Apples – Silver Apples
Three mud-rubbed, fierce, staring tribal women posing strikingly among English roses and shrubbery wearing nothing but rags around their waists – breasts for all to see. An album cover as unmistakable as the sounds it promises. A girl gang of sonic raggamuffins. The Slits.
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Words by Johnny Fry It’s 1979. We’re in the Big Apple. The Apple is rotting from the inside out due to severe bankruptcy in the city. “All the straight people were trying to get out of New York,” recalls one visual artist, “but all the freaks were trying to get in.” One of these freaks was an ethereal French singer, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, who wormed … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color
Words by Johnny Fry As I slouched half asleep and wholly hungover in the back of a cab last Thursday morning – courtesy of frivolous discounts on Bolt that made my journey to university cheaper in a cab than by public transport – I was being slowly uplifted by the hushed music my driver was listening to. It sounded calmingly familiar yet I was certain … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: King Sunny Adé – Ju Ju Music (1982)