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VIVA ALAN VEGA — Our homage to the inimitable Suicide frontman: New York Rocker's Lisa Jane Persky meets him in 1976 and Roy Trakin checks in with the dynamic duo four years later. PLUS Dazed & Confused's Chris Campion looks back with Alan in 2002…

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Almost Famous

Almost Famous

PIDGEON'S ENGLISH — Remembering John Pidgeon (1947-2016): fine pieces by the writer-turned-radio-producer on his pal Ronnie Lane (Let It Rock, 1975) and on blond bombshells the Police (Melody Maker, 1976). PLUS immortal audio of John's attempts to interview Michael Jackson for Capital Radio in 1980…

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“Spandau Ballet, Visage, Ultravox – there’s some good music going down. It’s the antithesis of punk, which got too angry and hateful for me…”

Rush's Geddy Lee to Geoff Barton (Sounds, 1981)

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Eden Kane (1962)
The Trashmen (1964)
Dana on Dylan (1965)
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Bluesway Records (1967)
 Erroll Garner (1969)
Taj Mahal's Giant Step (1969)
Woodstock the movie (1970)
Stones' Sticky Fingers (1971)
Gladys Knight (1972)
Stories' third album (1973)
 Queen (1974)
Lenny Kaye on Island (1975)
Hot Choc in Spennymoor (1975)
 Chris Welch on Swing (1976)
Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976)
Herbie Hancock @ the Greek (1977)
Professor Longhair (1978)
Nina Hagen (1979)
 OMD @ Eric's (1980)
U2's October (1982)
Dexys Midnight Runners (1983)
T-Bone Burnett live in NYC (1984)
SPK@ICA (1984)
Whitney@Wembley (1986)
Lionel Richie (1987)
Teena Marie @ Forum (1988)
NWA Outta Compton (1989)
Guru Josh (1990)
Curve in Windsor (1991)
Carleen Anderson et al. (1992)
Madder Rose's Bring It Down (1993)
Snoop Doggy Dogg (1994)
µ-Ziq et al. live (1995)
Stephin Merritt (1995)
Lewis Taylor (1996)
Radiohead in Blackpool (1997)
Jesus & Mary Chain live (1998)
T-Model Ford (1999)
Pete Townshend's Lifehouse (2000)
Satellite radio arrives (2001)
 Siouxsie Sioux Q&A (2002)
Ed Harcourt live in NYC (2002)
A Tribe Called Quest (2003)
Basement Jaxx (2004)
50 Cent (2005)
Ms Dynamite's Days (2005)
Hank Williams III (2006)
Fatboy Slim's greatest hits (2006)
Frankie Avalon et al. live (2007)
Ryan Adams' Cardinology (2008)
Robot Hull on Beach Music (2009)
Ellie Goulding's Lights (2010)
Erland & the Carnival (2010)
The Troggs (2011)
PiL live in London (2012)
Daft Punk (2013)
The National's Trouble (2013)
Billy Idol (2014)
Black Keys in Baltimore (2014)
Don McLean (2015)
Joanna Newsom's Divers (2015)
Eden Ahbez (2016)

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