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Wide Awake

Deep Sea Diver

19th February 2016 (LP)

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There are relatively few music artists who, when they are interviewed, or they write an article, can be guaranteed to say something smart, interesting, and entertaining. I'm thinking, right now, of Michael Stipe and Kristin Hersh.

And also Jessica Dobson, the singer/songwriter fronting Deep Sea Diver.

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Pacer

The Amps

30th October 1995 (LP)

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The Breeders started as a side-project, and the Pacer LP was made as a side-project from that once the Breeders became a full-time thing. Although featuring a different name and line-up, these are still Kim Deal songs sung by Kim Deal, and I consider it to be, in effect, my favourite Breeders record.

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Open Up

Leftfield Lydon

1st November 1993 (single), 30th January 1995 (LP)

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Although it was clearly John Lydon’s time (as Johnny Rotten) in the Sex Pistols that made him famous, his career as Public Image Ltd would ultimately provide a more enduring body of work. Lydon also had successful collaborations during this time, and it’s 1993’s Open Up, with Leftfield, that I want to look at here.

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