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Sound Affects

October 2008

Pulp Diction

Ghost House - "Samuel L. Jackson"


Vancougar’s “Obvious”

What happens when a four-piece girl group discovers Rainer Maria and ‘50s Motown vocal harmonies? They form a group called Vancougar, featuring members of Cinch


The Beatles - “Ask Me Why”

“Ask Me Why” was one of four songs that the Beatles played at Abbey Road Studios during their first recording session on June 6, 1962. Afterward, George


Breakdancing Demons Make My Day

The Chemical Brothers come back with their best music video and song in years ... so why is it hard to care?


She ain’t heavy

Musical taste and gender


The Beatles - “Boys”

Paul McCartney has fondly remarked on the innocence of the Beatles’ early years, a time when they could perform a song that seemed keen on


Punk’s not dead, it’s buttery

Good to see that former antichrist John Lydon is appearing in an ad for Country Life butter. Where would we be if punk hadn’t


September 2008

The Beatles - “Chains”

“Chains” marks the first time on Please Please Me where the Beatles sound indifferent to the material they’re playing. Their version of the Gerry


Arthur Alexander’s “Anna (Go to Him)”

Here’s the Arthur Alexander-performed version of “Anna (Go to Him)”. The slinky piano line, the slightly brisker tempo, and Alexander’s soulful but still


The Great Gig In The Sky: An Appreciation of Rick Wright

Back when Pink Floyd was the first band in space, they remained mysterious, and cool, by being invisible. For being one of the biggest rock


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