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Let's All Listen to Seasick Steve's 1970s Disco Group

A Guardian piece yesterday brought the truth behind bearded blues singer Seasick Steve's back story back to people's attention. The article follows a biography by music critic Matthew Wright entitled Seasick Steve: Ramblin’ Man, which traces Steven Gene Wold’s life from birth to his emergence in the music industry with 2004 album ‘Cheap’ and up to the present day.

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11 ‘Adventure Time’ Moments That Are 100% Not For Kids

Adventure Time is a trippy show that’s ostensibly aimed at children, but it’s also got a very loyal adult audience on Cartoon Network, and the news that it’ll have its final season in 2018 has saddened many. It’s the perfect occasion to look back on the show’s best euphemisms and adult moments, which were definitely not written for kids to appreciate…

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Robbie Williams’ Comeback Single Is Mad, Rude, Offensive – And The Best Thing He’s Done In Years

The pop star we know as [a]Robbie Williams[/a] – the one whose £80 million contract with EMI was the biggest recording deal in history, and whose song 'Angels' is among the top 10 most-performed at funerals, was really a creation of two people: Williams, the frontman, and Guy Chambers, his co-writer – the ego and the engine. Williams owes his post-Take That success to a run of Chambers-penned mega-hits in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, including ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘Rock DJ’, ‘Feel’, ‘No Regrets’ and the aforementioned ‘Angels’. But as with any unequal partnership, there was friction between Williams and Chambers, and the pair fell out in 2002.

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Radiohead's 'Ill Wind' Is A Treat, But They Were Right To Cut It From 'A Moon Shaped Pool' – Track Review

You can see why [a]Radiohead[/a] might have chosen not to put ‘Ill Wind’ on the standard version of this year’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’. Unveiled today as part of the ‘AMSP’ Special Edition, it’s a deceptively simple track whose various strengths can be found on several other ‘AMSP’ songs. Perhaps the band thought those bases have been covered elsewhere; ‘Ill Wind’ could have felt like repetition had it been part of the standard release.

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