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    X-Factor Simon Cowell on the cover of NME

    What the f***?? Not that I've had any faith in NME for years.....but this one takes the biscuit!
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    Guilty Pleasures (music-wise)?

    I've always had a soft spot for Spandau Ballet. Since the 1st album and especially the 2nd "Diamond". Diamond is my favourite, Coffee Club, etc. And I also like "True" and "Gold" - perfect pop tunes! I normally hate soft radio friendly pop but Spandau are great. Opinions?
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    The Pet Shop Boys Christmas Single - Marmite?

    I am not the biggest PSB fan but I think they are very much "a British Institution" in every sense. I like the fact they are releasing a Christmas themed single this year! I bought the PSB book "Catalogue" in FOPP for £7 and it reminded me how genius they are. Their attention to detail in...
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    Q Magazine - Artists of the Century (Jan 2010 issue)

    Just picked up the Q Magazine today (it's the January 2010 issue - some people are early :p) . The theme is "Artists of the century". All the usual suspects are on the cover: Amy Wino, U2, Oasis, Lily Allen, Kings of Leon, etc, etc. No Morrissey of course. However, You Are The Quarry was...
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    "Moon Over Kentucky" by The Sparks

    "Moon Over Kentucky" can be found on the Sparks album "A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing". I believe this was the 1st Sparks album? Kimono My House came next (also a Morrissey favourite). Boths CDs on eBay for £4.99. Educate yourself!!!
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    Downloading Vs. buying CDs?

    I've got a huge collection of CDs. I tend to transfer most of them to my iTunes and then transfer the favourite ones to my iPod (which I often play via the stereo system - I've got Sony separates: CD player & amplifier). I normally keep a copy of the whole library in an external hard drive just...
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    Bauhaus Thread

    I was a big Bauhaus fan as a teen. I have recently sort of "rediscovered" them again. Bauhaus were *fantastic*......glam, punk, make up, Bowie, Iggy, Dracula films, post punk, etc. Any views?
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    Southpaw Grammar Re-release in a jewel case.

    Just a bit of trivia....Spotted the Southpaw 2009 release in a standard jewel case in my local HMV today. I've never liked "deluxe" packaging, the book styles, etc. They are a nightmare to store. And they wear out easily, scuffed corners, etc. Just a trivial personal opinion I know but...
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    Have you ever Shoplifted?

    Have you ever shoplifted? Please SPARE me stories of "I nicked some sweets and football cards when I was 7". Do you shoplift now? Is shoplifting easy? What do you "nick"?
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    Wanted "Importance of being..." on DVD please

    My DVD copy has died a death....stalling, stopping, skipping, ie. not playing. Anyone can help? Many Thanks.
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    Preston's (Ordinary Boys) comeback

    Preston's new solo single "Dress To Kill" is an absolute stinker. It is based on "Happy House" by Siouxsie & The Banshees. The press release says "Happy House" was sampled - But I would say the whole track is based on that Banshees song. It's a bit like Preston going electro pop or La Roux. It...
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    Anyone seen Bruno yet?

    Bruno: I thought it was hilarious in parts. Sacha Baron Cohen obviously wants to take the piss out of everyone; black, white, gay, straight, American, European. He does it well. I think it was entertaining - but I think Bruno as a character could have been even more camp! D&G...
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    Pets: Cats or Dogs?

    You Like pets? Do you prefer cats or dogs? I prefer dogs. Don't get me started - I work in Battersea :blushing: Loooove animals!
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    Cover versions by Morrissey

    This is very likely a subject that has already been covered but I couldn't find a thread. What songs has Morrissey covered so far? Bowie "Drive-in Saturday" Magazine "Floorboards" Buzzcocks "You Say You Don't love Me" Roxy Music "Street Life" NY Dolls "Trash" & "Human Being" ....and...
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    Bootlegs

    Anyone after bootleg CD recordings.... There is a shop near Manchester Piccadilly selling all sorts of Morrissey & Smiths booties - mainly on CD & DVD. They also have loads of other Manc/Factory stuff; Roses, Mondays, New Order, etc. Posters & T-shirts. Most of you probably know what shop...
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    What do you describe as "Indie" music?

    What do you think is "Indie" music these days? Razorlight? (I think not!) I grew up listening to bands like Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, etc, other "arty" stuff. And of course The Smiths. Opinions?
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    Seb's London

    Your Favourite things to do in London? And NOT breaking the bank. I don't mean "touristy" things...... 1. Hamsptead Outdoor swimming Ponds: There are 3 bathing bonds in Hampstead: 1 mixed, 1 for men, 1 for women. And they are still free!!! The mens pond has the best water. 2. Fopp...
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    The Latest on Manchester Affleck's Palace?

    What is the latest on Manchester's Affleck's Palace? I really really LOVE Affleck's Palace and I think every major UK city should have a similiar place. London Kensington Market was THE place in the 80's & 90's. Forget the internet - people need a PHYSICAL place to meet, to shop, to be seen...
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    Any The Fall fans out there?

    To be perfectly frank: I never got The Fall. I've tried & tried...but I don't get them. I tried listening to "10000 Fall fans" compilation but I still don't get The Fall. I Love stuff like Delta 5, Gang of four, Slits, Elastica, The Raincoats, Foals, etc.....but I just can't understand...
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    2 Police dogs die in a Police car in the UK

    2 German shepherds were left in a Police car and died of a heat stroke. The temperatures in the UK have been around 30 C for the last week. These were police dogs in a police car! The officer has not been suspended and the matter will be "investigated" within the police force. They also...
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