John Mulvey

The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

A week somewhat overshadowed by the Dexys show that I wrote about yesterday. Apologies for banging on about this some more, but the comments on my blog are definitely worth reading, and I’ve embedded below some unusually high-quality clips of “This Is What She’s Like”, “Lost” and “Come On Eileen”…


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John Mulvey

Dexys: London Shepherd's Bush Empire, May 8, 2012



Dexys: London Shepherd's Bush Empire, May 8, 2012

A couple or so weeks ago, Jack White requested that no photos to be taken at his London show: the audience should put down their phones and concentrate on the gig in a different way, was his implied suggestion.


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John Mulvey

Hear: Animal Collective, "Honeycomb" and "Gotham"



Hear: Animal Collective, "Honeycomb" and "Gotham"

In case you missed them yesterday, I’ve embedded the two new Animal Collective tracks after the jump. Back into relative focus after the “Transverse Temporal Gyrus” thing, and with Avey Tare seemingly to the the fore; he almost seems to be rapping at the start of “Honeycomb”.


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The 18th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 18th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

Plenty to be getting on with here, but a couple of things before I run this week’s list. First up, after all the talk (plugs own blog once more), Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s “Oh Susannah” is out there. Video after the jump.


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John Mulvey

Damon Albarn: "Dr Dee"



Damon Albarn: "Dr Dee"

In 1570, a few years before he became preoccupied with alchemical quests, heretical visions and attempts to divine the language of angels, Dr John Dee was commissioned to write a government report on the state of England.


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The Ty Segall Band: "Slaughterhouse"



The Ty Segall Band: "Slaughterhouse"

One swift month ago, I wrote a blog about Ty Segall and White Fence’s excellent Hair album, repeating a story that Segall had another couple of albums in the pipeline. Well, one has already turned up; but before we get there, perhaps check this astounding live clip of Segall, Tim ‘White Fence’ Presley, Mikal Cronin et al going for it on “Scissor People”:


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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: "Big Moon Ritual"



The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: "Big Moon Ritual"

I’ve never been a particularly assiduous follower of Ryan Adams, but my favourite thing I’ve ever heard him do was a version, with The Cardinals, of “Goodnight Rose” on a Henry Rollins show.


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The 17th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 17th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

One of a bunch of interesting Record Store Day exclusives just turned up for this week’s playlist; a lovely EP from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy that involves Jonathan Wilson in some capacity, and features covers of Leon Russell and Merle Haggard.


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Jack White live: Kentish Town Forum, London, April 23, 2012



Jack White live: Kentish Town Forum, London, April 23, 2012

How to tell whether Jack White has brought his male or his female band along to a show? As the suited roadcrew prepare the stage at the Forum, one suspects the answer might be in the drumkit, sheathed until the very last moment; something about the positioning of Daru Jones’ bass drum, perhaps?


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Watch: Your favourite Levon Helm performances



Watch: Your favourite Levon Helm performances

To celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm today, I’ve been collecting your favourite songs and clips of him over on Twitter @JohnRMulvey.


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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...