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GREAT MOMENTS IN ROCK SNOBBERY (PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES)

Our favo(u)rite British music mags are in especially fine Snob form this month. In Mojo, David Fricke, actually an American rock writer with an awesome Marky Ramone ’do, describes the sound of vintage Blondie as “a knockout combination of hot candy and pop-art vision, powered by the drumming of Clem Burke and iced with the peppermint-Kraftwerk keyboards of Jimmy Destri.”

Nice one, David! Though if it’s “hot candy,” why are the Kraftwerk peppermints so icy?

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And crikey, what on earth is in the tea at Uncut? Their “reissue of the year”–ranked ahead of the Band’s six-disc box set and the deluxe edition of the Stooges’ Fun House–is The Glasgow School by Orange Juice (pictured above), the SEMINAL indie band whose drummer was none other than our own Steven Daly! As usual, there is mention of OJ’s unique “Velvets-meets-Chic” sound–which is appropriate, because drummer Steve looks like the love child of Mo Tucker and Tony Thompson!

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