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With Phil Collins more or less retired and Peter Gabriel more likely to join UKIP than reform Genesis is seem the only way a long term Genesis fan is going to get to hear their favourite songs is at home, in the car or if you happen upon any of the tribute acts like The Musical Box, Trespass, Turn It On Again or Regenesis, that is until Steve Hackett decided to throw his hat into the ring. Having dusted off his old recordings and given them a twentieth century buff up on Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited in 1996 and more recently on Genesis Revisited II (2012) he then decided to take this classic material onto the road, which proved a massive success and resulted in not only the Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith boxset but an extended tour which is packing venues all over the world and looks set to continue well into next year...
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Shmade 's Appay

Brain May This week we 'ave been mostly listening to Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel’s Birmingham - Live With Orchestra & Choir, the reason being it’s a live recording (on CD and DVD) of both The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo played in their entirety with, yup you’ve guessed it, an Orchestra & Choir, and it's bloody great. Never let anyone tell you that Roxy Music were the only good thing to come out of glam rock, just check this '84 performance of 'Judy Teen' from London's Camden Palace
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Freaky Yule...

Psychic Dancefloor As Noddy Holder is given to yelling at this time of year ‘It’s Christmas!’ So, in the spirit of giving we’ve got a gift for you. Actually the gift is from Psychic Dancehall – a duo who comprise a punk and a daughter of a Sex Pistol. Yes, Chuck Rowell, formerly of the Crocodiles and Hollie Cook, who’s old man is the Sex Pistols drum clatterer Paul Cook (check out last years fantastic Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook In Dub), makers of dark and dreamy synth-pop with hints of reggae. Grab their Xmas Freebie 'Santa Is A Freak' below...
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Best Of 2013

Best Of 2013 Not, in all honesty, a terrific year for releases (has anyone outside of the floppy fringed writers actually heard of half the NME top fifty? Really?), with 2013 possibly being the most guest star heavy ever (scrolling titles with ‘featuring…’ additions abounding). But even average years throw up moments of brilliance and this year was no different, with standout prog, jungle, rock, reggae and just plain wonky moments aplenty. So check this out before spending your record tokens (if such things still exist). more
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