P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:13:01     ——————————————————————————————————————— I'm primarily a prog fan, but that doesn't stop me listening to short songs with verse/chorus format. While De Sade's letter was pure banana oil, so is the view that most long pieces are pretentious. They simply contain more enjoyable elements than short stuff. Surely you can enjoy equally punk's bacon butty or prog's Chinese banquet. David Winstanley The new Elliott Smith album is a tour de force. Album of the year, and an incredible goodbye from one of our generation's biggest talents. Philmp ——————————————————————————————————1/10— The Earlies coming up later 353 WANT THE LATEST JAVA GAMES? SEE p679 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:18:)6     ——————————————————————————————————————— Bored the other evening, I watched TOTP for the first time in ages. I thought that artists were only to sing live now, painfully demonstrated by Blue. But Geri Halliwell was clearly miming, looking like a desperate housewife craving attention at the local karaoke bar. Also, after nothing but bland releases for ages, BAM. I quit my job and excellent LPs from Rodney P, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, De La Soul and the awesome return of Brand Nubian all out at the same time. DJ Rhimes ——————————————————————————————————2/10— Your favourite Channel 4 shows 400 POLYPHONIC RINGTONES SEE p662 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:11:01     ——————————————————————————————————————— Am I the only one frustrated by PJ Harvey's availability to write songs for other people? I'd rather hear her doing them herself than some old has- been groupie like Marianne Faithfull. The worst instance is No Child Of Mine which, on Uh Huh Her, clocks in at around a minute while on the old bat's new album weighs in at 6\ minutes. Come on, Polly, remember who your fans are please. Richard Morier Good grief, what a threat the new Band Aid is. Let's make a list of the biggest pillocks and hire 'em. Balmy ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Travis, Placebo, Verve compilations 354 ELEBRITY GOSSIP p617 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:11:18     ——————————————————————————————————————— I watched the '70s UK Hall Of Fame with disbelief. To miss out Kate Bush — the greatest British female singer- songwriter of that or any other decade — is criminal. I like Stevie Wonder and Abba, but to miss Kate out for Swedes and Americans baffles me. As for The Bee Gees, I have only one word. Why? The Sorceror Sorry to rain on JSR's parade, but the Mona Lisa is painted on wood and not canvas. Otherwise his argument summed up De Sade's pathetic anti- chorus letter perfectly. Efils God ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Manics, Kings Of Leon albums 354 Get your daily Marjorie Orr horoscope sent to your mobile See p108 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:11:01     ——————————————————————————————————————— Pink Floyd are one of the few examples proving De Sade's theories have a point. What have they done since the Ummagumma milestone but trade on former glories, spewing out drivel to stoned sheep in football stadiums? Even Dark Side Of The Moon was only of interest for embracing technology over song content. Ueppody I hate the comment "Does anybody else like... ?" If an artist has a record deal, or plays shows with more than one person in the crowd, they have at least two fans. Richard Hirst ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Uery metal 356-7 Roger Daltrey chat 302 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p148 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:11:18     ——————————————————————————————————————— The little-known influence of 1930s Parisian Bal-Musette accordion music on black metal keyboard players may explain distaste for such stylings. It cert!inly explains why, instead of reaching a dramatic climax, Cradle Of Filth songs often aimlessly drift into the Allo Allo theme. Tony Satan Human League took synths blended with intelligent writing, ace production and catchy tunes to great heights in the early to mid '80s. They sold more records at their peak than Take That, and are still together. Prof Bunyip ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Gigs 358-64 Win Ladykillers DVDs 307 Get your daily Marjorie Orr horoscope sent to your mobile See p108 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:12:01     ——————————————————————————————————————— THE TOP 10 SEXIEST MEN IN ROCK 1) Howlie' Pelle Almqvist The Hives 2) Nicholaus Arson The Hives 3) Dennis Lyxzen The International Noise Conspiracy 4) Jason Stollsteimer The Von Bondies 5) Tyson Ritter All-American Rejects 6) Jared Followill Kings Of Leon 7) Julian Casablancas The Strokes 8) Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers 9) Sune Wagner Raveonettes 10) Paul Banks Interpol Lektroshick ——————————————————————————————————7/10— News 351 National TV Awards 135 Get your daily Marjorie Orr horoscope sent to your mobile See p108 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:12:46   —————————  ——————————————————————————— WIN PLACEBO BEST OF ALBUMS AND DVDs On November 1 Placebo release a Best Of compilation, Once More With Feeling. It includes all the trio's singles, plus two new songs. They also release a DVD featuring their videos on the same day. PS has 10 copies of the album and DVD to give away. For a chance of winning an album and DVD, complete the Placebo album title Without You I'm...? Entries to planetsound@teletext.co.uk or PS/Placebo Comp, PO Box 32549, London, W4 5XT. Comp closes on Nov 1. ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Placebo play Wembley Arena on Nov 5 FOR LOTTERY, WE HAVE THE LOTTO p123 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
P352 Teletext 352 Oct27 21:12:01     ——————————————————————————————————————— LEAP INTO OUR VOID We welcome your thoughts on any topic (er, to do with music, obviously). For tedious legal reasons, we need each correspondent's full name and address. We also screen readers' gig reviews — the best review of the week, screened at the weekend, wins £10. Keep gig reviews to 80-100 words. Write to planetkound@teletext.co.uk or The Void, PO Box 32549, London W4 5TX, or fax 08707 313114. ——————————————————————————————————9/10— Ooh, an index 350 Ace 380 THE WORLD'S A STAGE p330 Peel Reviews Total Ents On Stage
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