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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Legendary Stiff Records Releases "Ten Big Stiffs" Limited Edition 7" Box Set

Founded in 1976, STIFF RECORDS was at the heart of the new wave, bringing the world artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Kirsty MacColl and Ian Dury and what is generally regarded as the first ever punk rock single, “New Rose” by The Damned. The label set the yardstick for music business marketing, with artwork by ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Ian Dury: "More Than Fair" Art Exhibition

Read "Ian Dury: "More Than Fair" Art Exhibition" reviewed by Sammy Stein

By the time Ian Dury had his first major hit, he was 35 years old. With frightening speed he and his band became household names and Dury remained a national treasure until his death at the age of 57 in 2000.

However, before the Kilburns, the Blockheads or the Music Students, before he was bewitched ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Davey Payne: Ready To Play

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Davey Payne is known best for the time when he was saxophonist with British group, The Blockheads. His solo on the 1978 number 1 hit, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" was the first time a double sax solo had appeared on a hit record.

Before he joined forces with Dury, who fronted The ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Ian Dury: Rare and Unseen

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Ian Dury Rare and Unseen Wienerworld / MVD Visual (2010) Valutazione: 3,5 stelle Ian Dury è stata una delle figure leggendarie del punk e del rock inglese dalla seconda metà degli anni settanta in poi ed è rimasto attivo sino alla fine del millennio. Il termine di un'epoca che purtroppo per lui ha coinciso con una malattia incurabile che se lo è portato ...