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Anthony Strutt - Profiles


Youth - Sketch, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Anthony Strutt is impressed by a new DVD documentary about Killing Joke bassist and Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd producer Youth

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen - 1934-2016

Anthony Strutt bids farewell to one of his all-time heroes Leonard Cohen who died in November

Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess - Profile

Anthony Strutt examines Tim Burgess from the Charlatans' new book, 'Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco', in which he goes record shopping and invites us along to track down famous friends' suggestions.

Folk Devils

Folk Devils - Profile

Anthony Strutt introduces us to his early heroes The Folk Devils, a seminal 1980s post-punk act whose only album, 'Goodnight Irony', has been recently re-released alongside some session tracks on a collection called 'Beautiful Monster'.

David Bowie

David Bowie - Blackstar

Anthony Strutt evaluates and reflects upon 'Blackstar', David Bowie's final album

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr - Profile

Anthony Strutt pays personal tribute to Johnny Marr, who has just released ‘Adrenalin Baby’, a new live album

Robert Throb Young (Primal Scream)

Robert Throb Young (Primal Scream) - 1965-2014

Anthony Strutt pays tribute to the former Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young, who died at the age of 49 on the 9th September


Miscellaneous - Book

Anthony Strutt is unimpressed by record label and club night Sonic Cathedral's first book 'Memoirs of a Shoegazing Gentleman', which collates together a series of articles published in the early 1990s in a spoof column in the 'NME'


Miscellaneous - C86 Box Set

Anthony Strutt reflects on the history and legacy of the 'NME' influential 'C86' cassette, which has just been re-released in a three CD box set


Miscellaneous - Film

Anthony Strutt finds Jacques Demy's 1964 French musical 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg', which has just been released on DVD in a fiftieth anniversary edition, to be one of the classics of 1960's cinema

Lou Reed

Anthony Strutt pays personal tribute to the late Lou Reed

Alan McGee

Alan McGee - Interview

Former Creation Records boss Alan McGee talks to Anthony Strutt about his new record company 359 Music, and why he has decided to start another label


Doors - 1939-2013

Anthony Strutt reflects upon the career of Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died in May from cancer

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren - Todd Rundgren

Anthony Strutt two recently released live CDs/DVDs from a 2010 tour of his classic 'Todd' and 'Healing' albums

Jesus And Mary Chain

Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 3

In the second third of his occasional series, about the Jesus and Mary Chain, who have recently had all their albums reissued, Anthony Strutt examines their fourth album, 'Honey's Dead'


Doors - The Doors FAQ: All That's Left To Know  about the Kings of Acid Rock

Anthony Strutt finds Rich Weidman's new book on the Doors to be impressively up-to-date and one of the best books on the subject yet

Jesus And Mary Chain

Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2

In the second part of his series, and wth all of their studio albums having been recently reissued in double CD editions, Anthony Strutt reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's 1989 third album, 'Automatic'

Jesus And Mary Chain

Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 1

With all six of their studio albums having been recently reissued, Anthony Strutt in a new series looks back on the career of Scottish alternative group the Jesus and Mary Chain and begins by looking at their first two albums, 'Psychocandy' and 'Darklands'


REM - Live from Austin, Texas

Anthony Strutt examines R.E.M's new seventeen song DVD, which comes from American TV show, 'Austin City Limits', and was filmed at the time of their 2008 album 'Accelerate'


Miscellaneous - Lizard in a Woman's Skin

Anthony Strutt examines 1971 Italian horror film, 'Lizard in a Woman's Skin', which has just been restored on DVD, and features a psychedelic soundtrack from Ennio Morricone


Beatles - Beatles Part 2

In the second part of his occasional series and history of the Beatles, Anthony Strutt examines the years between 1964-1965


Miscellaneous - When You're Strange

Anthony Strutt finds much to recommend in new Doors film, 'When You're Strange', which consists of largely unreleased and previously unseen footage of Jim Morrison


Beatles - Beatles Part 1

With their albums having recently been the subject of a major remastering album campaign, Anthony Strutt, in the first of a several part series, looks at the Beatles' early years in Hamburg, and their first two albums, 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles'

Stone Roses

Stone Roses - Stone Roses

To promote the twentieth anniversary reissue of their seminal debut album, five of the Stone Roses early singles, that were originally released on the Silvertone label between 1988 and 1990, are also being re-released on seven inch vinyl. Anthony Strutt looks at each of them

Sky Saxon

Sky Saxon - 1937-2009

Sky Saxon, the front man with 60's grunge punks the Seeds, died in June. Anthony Strutt reflects and looks backs on his life

My Drug Hell

My Drug Hell - Profile

Anthony Strutt examines the career of 60s-influenced London-based act My Drug Hell, who have now released two albums


Miscellaneous - Safety Meeting Records

Anthony Strutt profiles New Haven, Connecticut-based label Safety Meeting Records and three of its latest releases by Crooked Hook, Quiet Life and the Mountain Movers

Laughing Apple

Laughing Apple - Laughing Apple/Biff Bang Pow

Anthony Strutt profiles the career of Alan McGee's 80's bands the Laughing Apple and Biff Bang Pow !, who have had singles recently re-released on Edition 59, the offshoot of German label Vollwert Records


Smiths - The Sound of the Smiths

'The Sounds of the Smiths' is a new Smiths compilation which has been issued as both a single and a double disc. Anthony Strutt gives it a track-by-track preview

Dudley Moore Trio

Dudley Moore Trio - At the Apollo

Anthony Strutt finds the Arctic Monkeys new concert DVD, which was filmed at the Manchester Apollo at the end of a UK tour in 2007, well performed to very basic in its presentation

Gang Of Four

Gang Of Four - 'Songs of the Free'/'Hard' Profile

Anthony Strutt examines Gang Of Four's third album from 1982, ‘Songs of the Free’, and fourth album from 1983, ‘Hard’, both of which have been recently reissued


Miscellaneous - Somers Town

Anthony Strutt finds hard work Shane Meadows's new film, which set in the rundown part of north London of the title, tells of the friendship between a British and a Polish teenager

Frontier Trust

Frontier Trust - Profile

Anthony Strutt profiles new ambient and post rock label Distant Noise Records, whose releases come out once a month and which are each limited to just a hundred copies


Miscellaneous - Joy Division

New documentary 'Joy Division' is the second film about the seminal 80's group in just over six months, but unlike the recent Anton Corbijn biopic 'Control', it tells the band's rather than Ian Curtis' story. Anthony Strutt finds much there for both long term and new fans

Lou Reed

Lou Reed - Lou Reed's Berlin

Anthony Strutt previews 'Lou Reed's Berlin', an 85 minutes-in-length concert film of his 1973 third solo album, 'Berlin', which directed by Julian Schnabel will be released in cinemas in late July


Miscellaneous - Transylvania

'Transylvania', which Pennyblackmusic reviewed when it was released in the cinema last year, is an edgy road movie with a stunning gyspy folk soundtrack. Anthony Strutt looks at its new DVD release, which comes with various extras


Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue - White Diamond/Showgirl Homecoming

Kylie Minogue's new double DVD comprises of both a biography, 'White Diamond', about her return to the stage after her recent battle against cancer, and 'Showgirl Homecoming', a live concert film. Anthony Strutt finds that they will both appeal to Kylie and non-Kylie fans alike


Miscellaneous - Sweeney Todd

Anthony Strutt finds Tim Burton's new musical, 'Sweeney Todd :The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'to be a gory masterpiece of dark beauty

Mike Gayle

Mike Gayle - Interview

Former fanzine writer and magazine agony editor Mike Gayle has now written six books of fiction about male-female relationhips. He chats to Anthony Strutt about them and his interest in rock music

Peter Hammill

Peter Hammill - Profile

Anthony Strutt examines four of former Van Der Graaf Generator front man Peter Hammill's solo albums, Sitting Targets’, ‘Love Songs’, ‘Skin’ and ‘And Close as This', which, as part of an extensive reissue programme of all his catalogue, have just been remastered and re-released


Beatles - Label Features

Anthony Street looks at the Beatles' second film, 'Help', which has been just been released on DVD with a missing scene and many other extras

Joy Division

Joy Division - Control

New biopic 'Control' tells of the life and death of Joy Division's Ian Curtis. The directorial debut of Anton Corbijn who took photos of the band originally, Anthony Strutt finds it to be a masterpiece

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr - Photograph

Anthony Strutt profiles 'Photograph', ex-Beatles Ringo Starr's new greatest hits record, which, appearaing in several different formats, spans over his entire solo career

Lee Hazlewood

Lee Hazlewood - 1929 -2006

Anthony Strutt looks back on the life and makes a personal tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter Lee Hazlewood who died in August of cancer

Scott Walker

Scott Walker - 30 Century Man

'30 Century Man' is a 90 minute journey into the history of the increasingly experimental and musically challenging Scott Walker. Anthony Strutt finds it stunning, but nevertheless a film which will appeal to hardcore fans of Scott Walker only


Miscellaneous - Transylvania

Despite its title and starring one-time horror film actress Asia Argento, 'Transylvania' has nothing to do with vampires and is an edgy road movie with a stunning gypsy folk soundtrack. Anthony Strutt finds much to be impressed about

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