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The T.A.M.I. Show + The Big T.N.T. Show

For nostalgic excitement there's no better '60s pop compendium than this! An impossibly eclectic mix of talent at the Santa Monica Civic, in a brilliantly produced live show recorded in the wonder of Electronovision! The lineup is incredible: The Rolling Stones, James Brown and Lesley Gore on the same stage? The T.A.M.I. Show; The Big T.N.T. Show Blu-ray Shout Select (Shout! Factory) 1964 / B&W / 1:66 & 1:85 widescreen / 112 + 93 min. / Electronovision / Collector's Edition / Street Date December 2, 2016 / 29.98 Starring T.A.M.I.: The Beach Boys, The Barbarians, Chuck Berry, The Blossoms, James Brown and The Flames, Marvin Gaye, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan & Dean, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones Toni Basil, Glen Campbell, Teri Garr, Jack Nitzsche, Leon Russell, Phil Spector, David Winters. T.N.T. David McCallum, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Joan Baez, Phil Spector, The Ronettes,
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The Beatles: 10 Best Solo Songs


The Beatles didn’t stop producing fantastic music just because of the band’s 1970 disbandment. In fact, and this is a controversial one, some of the best stuff from Paul, John, Ringo, and George came during the post-Beatles era.

That isn’t to challenge The Beatles in anyway. The Beatles are The Beatles. They’re the best. If someone asks for your top five favourite bands you don’t even bother mentioning them because they transcend above petty ranking systems. No, it isn’t a challenge. It’s just a reminder that upon going solo, the fab four were still the world’s very best musical artists.

McCartney went on to have immediate massive success with the band Wings, Lennon put out some singles that rival even his sixties Beatles stuff in terms of popularity, Harrison continued to solidify himself as one of music’s most talented guitarists and songwriters,
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Sugar catalog to receive the reissued, remastered, and expanded treatment

Though the umlaut-laden and hard-to-pronounce words “Hüsker Dü” are the first to come to mind whenever Bob Mould surfaces in polite conversation, Mould’s work with his post-Hüsker group Sugar is equally iconic. Starting with 1992’s unstoppable Copper Blue and culminating with 1994’s File Under: Easy Listening, Mould—along with Dave Barbe and Malcolm Travis—created music that both defined and transcended the ’90s alt-rock landscape. And now, because that very same ’90s alt-rock landscape is 20 years old, the Sugar catalog is getting the standard reissued, remastered, and expanded treatment. On July 24, Merge Records ...
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Jason Mraz CD Review: Severely Laid-Back 'Love' Makes Elevator Music Seem Downbeat

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If you'd like Jack Johnson better if he weren't such a negative nellie, or if Colbie Caillat would be up your alley if it weren't for her gangsta existential angst, then Jason Mraz's "Love Is a Four-Letter Word" is the unremittingly sunny, determinedly stress-free album for you. Easy listening doesn't get any easier than Mraz's fourth album. The sprightlier Mraz of the mid-2000s has been kidnapped and replaced by a guy who has no use for pop-rap vocal rhythms or silly wordplay. Mraz was never exactly hard-boiled, even back in the days when
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Comity – The Journey Is Over Now Ep Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Facebook: www.facebook.com/comity

Imagine Paris with its picturesque streets, glorious sights and smells, the incredible landmarks and romance in the air. Beautiful, eh?

Now forget all of that and listen to Comity who, according to their Facebook, is ‘an extreme rock and roll band fromParis’. These guys sound nothing like anything you’d associate with the city of love. This 4 track, 50 minute Ep is the music that will play during Armageddon, it is the soundtrack to the apocalypse, and it’s bloody brilliant.

Before I start reviewing this, if ten-minute-plus prog metal clusterfucks aren’t your kind of thing, then don’t even attempt to listen to this. On the other hand, if you’re ready to be challenged, intrigued and hopefully enthralled, step right up. Comity combine death metal, hardcore, mathcore, sludge, post-rock, post-metal and probably about a dozen other genres if you listen hard enough.
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Music: Music Review: Richard Youngs: Amplifying Host

While Glasgow-based musician Richard Youngs is a great guitarist, he’s never used the guitar as a crutch. But on his latest full-length, Amplifying Host, he takes a pass on the glitches and drones that infest much of his sprawling catalog and leans heavily on the six-string. It doesn’t make the disc any easier to listen to. Easy listening isn’t Young’s wheelhouse, though, and Amplifying Host’s gaunt improvisation and gauzy textures orbit atonality even as they sketch the silhouette of a haunted, dust-blown folk. Drawing from his recent collaboration with legendary recluse Jandek—not to mention ...
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Tonight's TV highlights

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers | Paul Merton's Birth of Hollywood | The Prince and the Composer | The Joy of Easy Listening | Unreported World | In Treatment

Eddie Stobart: Trucks And Trailers

8pm, Channel 5

Though it may lack the drama of Five's other lorry-based doc, Ice Road Truckers, Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers can be strangely compelling. Perhaps it's the odd juxtaposition of the thrusting, Michael Bay-style soundtrack with drawn-out footage of traffic jams. This week sees another appearance of the infamous Eddie Stobart truck spotters, who are given a sneak peek at 750 new vehicles before they make their maiden voyages. Gwilym Mumford

Paul Merton's Birth Of Hollywood

9.30pm, BBC2

Stewart Lee has a rather good joke in his show this week about ageing comedians who end up in BBC documentaries. And it would be easy to smirk at Paul Merton for undertaking such a yielding subject as Hollywood. But to his credit,
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TV turn-ons and turn-offs

This week's hits and misses


Rhs Chelsea Flower Show

The swish of pashmina against makeshift pergola: the musky bouquet of Titchmarshis in full bloom. Bliss

The Apprentice

Maximal corporate synergy + strategised cufflink manoeuvrement = 130% amazingality

The Joy of Easy Listening

Auntie affixs biog to balloons; adjusts bow-tie as results soar Up, Up and Away

BBC4's Heath vs Wilson:

The 10 Year Duel

Bringin' bare shocks to brain area via well nang "politics" ting


Primeval is back . . . on Watch

Enfeebled digital outpost squeezes crusted-over bubo; out pops Ciarán McMenamin in utility trousers

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers

Glazed endomorphs fog up windscreen with further tales of semi-articulated imperilment

Celebrity Five Go To . . .

Memories of careers/hope glimpsed through two-star porthole en route to Costa del Dole



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Easy Listening: A Playlist that Proves Metal isn't as Inaccessible as You Think

For many, "metal" might as well be a swear word. People wrinkle their noses at the term, and treat it like some wholly unapproachable genre fraught with Cookie Monster vocals, overwhelming guitar riffs, etc. "Yeah, yeah, I know metal," you might say. But with all due respect, you probably don't. And neither do I, really—I'm only in the early stages of an appreciation I can tell is going to take a while to fully develop. Metal is a complex beast, far too varied to be pigeonholed into a simple description. Its sub-genres, from doom to thrash to sludge to so many others, open up a huge realm of possibilities. If you don't like one particular kind, there's a chance you may like another. Check out the playlist below for 10 arguably-metal songs. If you like what you hear, plug the bands into the All Music Guide or one of any
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