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When I first heard Domino on The Cramps’ landmark debut Gravest Hits EP, prompting the birth of psychobilly in 1979, I had no idea it was a Roy Orbison song.

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Is there a genre called jazz-dub? If there isn’t – or wasn’t – then I think it’s been invented on this tune. I can’t stop playing it.

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How different rock history might have been if Leaf Hound had formed a couple of years earlier. They might well have stolen Led Zeppelin’s thunder and become rock legends.

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While we’re dancing in the disco: here’s some infectious disco-adjacent jungle funk from Kofi Ayivor, who comes all the way from… (checks biog)… Amsterdam. But where is he *really* from, do I hear you ask?

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Magazine’s debut album Real Life is one of the defining moments of post-punk. The original Buzzcocks singer tired quickly of the primitive pop that brought us the brilliant Spiral Scratch EP and went off in search of pastures new as early as February 1977.

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