Roger Griffin

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Birthday: 12 May


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The CD Singles '88-91' ~ Morrissey
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essentials, 3 May 2004
Much has been made of Morrissey's unpredictability over the years. It's part of the charm of the saga of his career. But in the wake of The Smiths' demise, Morrissey - with Stephen Street in tow - rarely put a foot wrong, as this collection attests. I was buying each of these religiously as they were released, and with the exception of Interesting Drug, I was never Disappointed. Even Ouija Board had the incomparable Lucky Lisp as a B-side. Which brings me to my main point. As someone who, like Morrissey, grew up buying records in an era when the B-side was often far more interesting than the A, I can promise the same is true of these gems. Cynics at the time suggested they should have been… Read more
Send Me a Lullaby: Remastered ~ The Go-Betweens
Send Me a Lullaby: Remastered ~ The Go-Betweens
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This reissue of the Go-Betweens 1981 debut is a gem.
Send Me A Lullaby marked the Go-Betweens' departure from their Monkees/Patti Smith hybrid pop and charted their course for the string of magnificent albums that followed. They were a three-piece then and Tony Cohen's sparse production precariously balances Forster and McLennan's intricate guitar/bass interplay with Morrison's frenetic drumming and sets the contrast to their poignant evocative lyrics. Compared to later work, it feels like a raw nerve, but the songs have aged well.
Now Send Me A Lullaby has been reborn with an entire second disc of equally brilliant demos and rare singles from the period. Some are impossibly rare… Read more