In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
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BIRD OF PARADISE
Ann Arbor jazz haven
A renowned oasis in Michigan run by Ellington bassist Ron Brooks, where the
likes of the Count Basie Orchestra and Dizzy Gillespie have played, is
still going strong for almost two decades now.
Dutch punk treats
Anarchy in Amsterdam is a long, proud tradition that's been carried forth
by this long-time punk ensemble. Singer/lyricist Jos is interrogated here
about the band's seemingly telepathic stage communications, the glories of
touring and shout-outs to their kindred spirits.
Lawrence Hayward and friends actually made the Smiths sound like a sunny
pop band through their 10-year (1979-1989) existence. LH recalls the
glories of their ever-shifting membership and bizarrely unique discography.
DIY to the n-th
"Why pay £6 for an album when you can/Listen to a weird noise band?" they
bravely asked and who can argue with that. While many UK punk ensembles
prided themselves on doing it themselves, how many sold their recorded work
for no money? Only a band that "toiled away in almost complete obscurity
between 1977 and 1982."
Perfect pop for indie people
Split between Indiana and Florida with their membership, this brainy band
(hey, some of them are teachers and students!) has been quietly making
wonderful easy rock sounds for two decades with a collection of their best
material out now and reissues of their old albums soon on the way.
PLUS the latest edition of our Digitaljukejointbox featuring Tom Verlaine,
the Urinals, Thinking Plague, a Johnny Cash blues tribute and the Strokes
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