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A LONG STRANGE TRIP-HOP — 20 years of Portishead's extraordinary Dummy: Martin Aston and Ben Thompson meet them on the album's 1994 release. Plus Simon Reynolds introduces Trip-Hop in Melody Maker… 

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JAM SESSIONS — MC5 mentor John Sinclair has a ramblin' chat with the band's Rob Tyner (1967). Plus interviews with spaceman Sun Ra (Creem, 1972) and a post-Katrina Dr. John (Honest Tune, 2006)…

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“Johnny Rotten was a complete tosser. The Sex Pistols were the Monkees of punk…”

The Saints' Kym Bradshaw to Kieron Tyler (MOJO, 2004)

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John Paul Jones (1964)
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The Supremes (1967)
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 Memphis Blues Fest (1969)
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 Thelma Houston (1972)
 Jackson Browne live (1973)
 Yes' Relayer (1975)
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 Jonathan Richman (1977)
 Circle Jerks (1982)
Culture Club (1983)
Ian Dury (1984)
 Eddie Kramer (1985)
Pepsi & Shirlie (1987)
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 Jermaine Dupri (1996)
 Shed Seven (1998)
 Jackson C. Frank (1999)
 Robbie Williams (2000)
 Foxy Brown live (2002)
 Gwen Stefani (2006)
 Elmore James (2013)

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