John Mulvey

The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

This week I seem to have read more people expending energy on how much they despise Mumford & Sons rather than focusing on music they actually like.


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John Mulvey

The Cairo Gang: "The Corner Man"



The Cairo Gang: "The Corner Man"

Emmett Kelly has been making records as The Cairo Gang for a good few years now but, if he’s known at all, chances are it’s for his unusually enduring role in Will Oldham’s band: the amazing Royal Stable site suggests he’s been in on most Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy projects since 2006.


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John Mulvey

Woods, "Bend Beyond"



Woods, "Bend Beyond"

The new Uncut, as discussed, is in the shops today with The Byrds on the cover, and a free CD of tracks inspired by that band. Woods are included on the comp, and their latest, “Bend Beyond”, is a record I’ve played a lot these past couple of months, but somehow neglected to write much about.


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John Mulvey

The 38th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 38th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

Lots of links to follow from this week’s playlist, although one should be treated with fairly obvious caution. Not many survivors from previous charts, either; seems we’ve hit a decent new wave here.


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John Mulvey

The New Uncut: The Byrds



The New Uncut: The Byrds

A weirdly deserted Uncut office today, so it falls on me to break off from my usual arduous routine - tooling around on Twitter, listening to Hiss Golden Messenger bootlegs, wondering what time the cricket starts – and write this week’s newsletter blog.


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John Mulvey

The Baird Sisters, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nathan Bowles



The Baird Sisters, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nathan Bowles

Given that my last three blogs have been on Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin, I guess something resembling my tenuous underground credibility might be a bit compromised this week. A good time, then, to flag up some terrific music I’ve been enjoying these past few days that doesn’t have quite the same profile as Dylan et al.


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John Mulvey

Led Zeppelin, The O2 Arena, December 10, 2007



Led Zeppelin, The O2 Arena, December 10, 2007

Given today's news about the Led Zeppelin DVD, it occurred to me that this might be worth putting online: my review of the 2007 show...


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John Mulvey

An alternative look at Bob Dylan's "Tempest"



An alternative look at Bob Dylan's "Tempest"

God knows we’ve probably written enough about “Tempest” by now (not least these two terrific pieces by my colleagues Allan Jones and John Robinson). Nevertheless, part of Bob Dylan’s enduring appeal is his capacity for provocation: the sense that he tacitly encourages people to at least try and unpick his records, fathom his mysteries. Our almost certain failure is part of the game, for him as well as for us.


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Neil Young & Crazy Horse: "Psychedelic Pill"



Neil Young & Crazy Horse: "Psychedelic Pill"

OK I’m going to try and be relatively brief with this – or at least as brief as one can hope to be when dealing with the longest studio album that Neil Young’s ever made. I’ve written what I hope is an exhaustive review of “Psychedelic Pill” for the next issue of Uncut, and don’t really want to repeat myself too much.


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John Mulvey

The 37th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 37th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

A couple of the mystery records from recent playlists have, as you’ll see, magically revealed themselves this week. I imagine you may have questions…


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The new Uncut revealed! Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young, Kate Bush and Warren Zevon in new issue


Next month, Arctic Monkeys play two shows at London’s Finsbury Park to more than 100,000 people, which makes it a reasonable moment to look back at the band’s journey from the Sheffield suburb of High Green to their current all-conquering place in a rock pantheon where they are...