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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

The first single from the criminally underrated ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ album, ‘Tommy Gun’ was aggressively political even by The Clash’s acerbic standards.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Stranglers – ‘Skin Deep’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Stranglers – ‘Skin Deep’

Though they’ll forever be associated with the white-hot blast of fury that was punk rock, The Stranglers not only outlasted many of their contemporaries, they continued to score hits long after their competitors bit the dust…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Essex – ‘Rock On’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Essex – ‘Rock On’

Without a shadow of a doubt, David Essex’s ‘Rock On’ is hands down one of the weirdest tracks to have graced the UK Top 10…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

Still, for many, the definitive signature tune from the Manic Street Preachers early period.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wild Cherry – ‘Play That Funky Music’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wild Cherry – ‘Play That Funky Music’

There is absolutely no way that you’ll be able to sit still through this.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Boston – ‘More Than A Feeling’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Boston – ‘More Than A Feeling’

Many are the artists and records that claim to have altered the course of popular music but Boston are one of the very few bands to make good on that claim.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Psychedelic Furs – ‘Pretty In Pink’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Psychedelic Furs – ‘Pretty In Pink’

‘Pretty In Pink’ is the moment where The Psychedelic Furs ditched the punk influences of their eponymous debut album to introduce a sharper and brighter side to their output…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Super Furry Animals – ‘Golden Retriever’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Super Furry Animals – ‘Golden Retriever’

One of the most idiosyncratic and creative bands to have emerged over the last 25 years or so…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Screaming Trees – ‘All I Know’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Screaming Trees – ‘All I Know’

Emerging from the Pacific north-west alongside bands such as Mudhoney, Melvins and of course Nirvana, Screaming Trees may not have grabbed as many headlines, but they did nonetheless make an indelible impression on the alt.rock scene of the 90s.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Isley Brothers – ‘Summer Breeze’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Isley Brothers – ‘Summer Breeze’

The Isley Brothers’ take on ‘Summer Breeze’ is that rarest of beasts – a cover version that is considered more definitive than the original.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Gladys Knight & The Pips – ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Gladys Knight & The Pips – ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’

Originally released in 1973, Gladys Knight & The Pips’ version of ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ took eight weeks to climb to the top of the US charts,

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ELO – ‘Mr Blue Sky’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ELO – ‘Mr Blue Sky’

Hey, come on! It’s the height of the summer and right now we can’t think of a better video to occupy this exalted slot.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Nina Simone – ‘To Love Somebody’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Nina Simone – ‘To Love Somebody’

Among Nina Simone’s many colossal talents – pianist, singer, songwriter – was her incredible ability to re-interpret the material of others and make it uniquely her own…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Ronettes – ‘Be My Baby’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Ronettes – ‘Be My Baby’

Who really knows if there’s a God up there, but if Heaven exists then it sounds like this.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Miles Davis – ‘So What’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Miles Davis – ‘So What’

There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about jazz, usually by people who know nothing about the genre…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Lou Reed – ‘I Love You, Suzanne’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Lou Reed – ‘I Love You, Suzanne’

The 1980s proved to be a cruel and unforgiving time for many artists of a 1960s vintage but Lou Reed had always been cut from a different cloth….

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Big Audio Dynamite – ‘The Bottom Line’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Big Audio Dynamite – ‘The Bottom Line’

Though Mick Jones’ ignominious dismissal from The Clash in 1983 led to the band’s slow decline and eventual demise, it also heralded a new beginning in the form of Big Audio Dynamite.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Sly & The Family Stone – ‘I Want To Take You Higher’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Sly & The Family Stone – ‘I Want To Take You Higher’

With Glastonbury upon us once more, let’s get down to a seriously monstrous groove with one of the greatest festival performances of all time at what was truly the Mother of All Festivals.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  Joe Strummer – ‘Gangsterville’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Joe Strummer – ‘Gangsterville’

As we count down to Glastonbury it’s worth pausing to spare a thought for the late Joe Strummer, and Strummerville…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Argent – ‘Hold Your Head Up’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Argent – ‘Hold Your Head Up’

Time to head back to the time of double-necked guitars, Rod Argent’s instantly memorable keyboard riff and singer Russ Ballard’s truly magnificent hair.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Midnight Oil – ‘Beds Are Burning’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Midnight Oil – ‘Beds Are Burning’

Following the news that Australia’s enviro-rockers Midnight Oil have reformed and are embarking on their biggest tour to date, it’s entirely timely that we play this international hit as we prepare to say ‘G’day’ to them once again.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Godfathers – ‘Cause I Said So’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Godfathers – ‘Cause I Said So’

They weren’t the first rock’n’roll band to feature a pair of brothers at their heart and they certainly won’t be the last but The Godfathers are up there with the very best of ‘em.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Cheap Trick – ‘I Want You To Want Me’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Cheap Trick – ‘I Want You To Want Me’

As with AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ or Peter Frampton’s ‘Show Me The Way’, there are those rare instances when the live version of a song takes on a life of its own and transcends the original.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Meat Loaf – ‘You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Meat Loaf – ‘You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth’

Is it really almost 40 – count ‘em! – years since the release of Meat Loaf’s planet-straddling album ‘Bat Out Of Hell’?

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Roger Waters – ‘5:01AM (The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking Part 10)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Roger Waters – ‘5:01AM (The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking Part 10)’

It’s strange to think that Roger Waters’ first solo album, ‘The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking’, very nearly became the follow-up to Pink Floyd’s 1977 album ‘Animals’. ..

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Janis Joplin – ‘Ball And Chain’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Janis Joplin – ‘Ball And Chain’

With festival season fast approaching, it’s entirely apposite that we get right into the mood and look ahead to the summer and what better video than this?

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’

What? Can it really be 10 years since this was released? And it still sounds just as good now as it did back then. Possibly even better.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Leftfield – ‘Open Up’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Leftfield – ‘Open Up’

This isn’t just pop, or dance or punk or whatever you want to call it. This is a moment…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Stone Roses – ‘I Wanna Be Adored’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Stone Roses – ‘I Wanna Be Adored’

Oh, what’s to say about this? It’s the opening track to that evergreen eponymous debut album. It’s the sound of pioneers.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’

Ok, so the chances are you missed them a few weeks back at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, Somerset…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – ‘Grey Cell Green’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – ‘Grey Cell Green’

Seal of approvals rarely come higher than a nod and a snigger from Bevis and Butthead but that’s exactly what Ned’s Atomic Dustbin got from the cartoon morons….

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Jeff Buckley – ‘Grace (Live At The BBC)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Jeff Buckley – ‘Grace (Live At The BBC)’

It’s almost 20 years since we lost Jeff Buckley…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Kula Shaker – ‘Hush’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Kula Shaker – ‘Hush’

It’s just over 20 years since neo-psychedelicists Kula Shaker stormed the Britpop scene with an almost indecent ease.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Blue Oyster Cult – ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Blue Oyster Cult – ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’

It’s high time that Blue Oyster Cult’s 1976 smash, ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’, was reclaimed from the realms of the sketch show and recognised as the enduring classic that it so obviously is.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Johnny Cash – ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Johnny Cash – ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just over 13 years since Johnny Cash passed away…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The The – ‘Infected’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The The – ‘Infected’

While multi-media promotion is a regular fixture of 21st century life, this was an entirely new concept three decades ago…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Psychedelic Furs – ‘Love My Way’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Psychedelic Furs – ‘Love My Way’

One of the great rock’n’roll ‘what-ifs’ is pondering what The Psychdelic Furs would’ve sounded like had they actually managed to secure David Bowie to occupy the producer’s chair for their third studio album, ‘Forever Now’.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Hall & Oates – ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Hall & Oates – ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’

The second single from the duo’s tenth album, ‘Private Eyes’, ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’ by Hall & Oates became a planet-straddling smash hit upon its release in 1981.

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Michael Jackson Prize Draw

Michael Jackson Prize Draw

Win premiere tickets to see the new Spike Lee Directed film “Michael Jackson From Motown To Off The Wall.”

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Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

Find out more about the new edition of ‘Off The Wall’…

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Video of the week: Paul Simon

Video of the week: Paul Simon

This week in 1941, the extraordinary singer songwriter Paul Simon was born.

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Video of the week: Bob Dylan

Video of the week: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s 5th album “Bringing It All Back Home” was released in 1965 and was half acoustic half electric. What’s the story behind this artwork?

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Video of the week: Jamiroquai sings in the rain

Video of the week: Jamiroquai sings in the rain

Have you ever seen Jamiroquai drenched from feathers to toe?

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Video of the week: Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon

Video of the week: Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon

This day in 2008,  Kings Of Leon began a three week stay at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sex On Fire’

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Video of the week: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Video of the week: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

This week in 1982, Survivor went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger,’ the theme from the film Rocky III.

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Video of the week: Pearl Jam

Video of the week: Pearl Jam

Dense, frenetic, anxiety… What did Jeremy do?

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Video of the week: Sade Live in San Diego

Video of the week: Sade Live in San Diego

Video of the week: Billy Ocean

Video of the week: Billy Ocean

“In the blink of an eye I knew her number and her name / And she said I was the tiger she wanted to tame” ROAR!

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Video of the week: Paul Young

Video of the week: Paul Young

July 23rd 1983, Paul Young had his first UK No.1 single with ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat, (That’s My Home.)’

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Video of the week: Herbie Hancock

Video of the week: Herbie Hancock

*Rollin’ and Scratchin’*

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Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen

Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen

Happy belated 4th of July y’all

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Video of the week: Glasto special #3

Video of the week: Glasto special #3

4 days to go till Glastonbury 2015!

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Video of the week: Glasto special #2

Video of the week: Glasto special #2

11 days to go to Glastonbury!

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Video of the week: Glasto special #1

Video of the week: Glasto special #1

17 days to go to Glastonbury!

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Video of the week: Wham!

Video of the week: Wham!

31 years ago today, this track was Wham!’s first UK No.1.

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Video of the week: Prefab Sprout

Video of the week: Prefab Sprout

Celebrate sunshine with ‘The King of Rock’n’Roll’

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Video of the week: Bucks Fizz @ Eurovision

Video of the week: Bucks Fizz @ Eurovision

10/10 in our hearts

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Video of the week: Rick Astley

Video of the week: Rick Astley

We should have voted for Rick!

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Video of the week: Journey

Video of the week: Journey

It’s all about Hair-dos and Air-guitar in ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’

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Video of the week: Cyndi Lauper

Video of the week: Cyndi Lauper

‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ is our first video of the week

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