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Billy Bragg review: A masterclass in secular communion

October 26, 2021
Liverpool Philharmonic

Never one to mince his words, Billy Bragg was quick to summarise the zeitgeist: “there are so many things that have happened in the past few years that have been portents of the end times.” COVID-19, discrimination, yellow journalism, and raw sewage in waterways would all be discussed in due course, but for the moment he meant something *really* ominous: Bill Bailey winning Strictly Come Dancing! This set the tone for a show that mixed music, politics, current affairs, and humour expertly.

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Album Review: Soul Asylum – Hurry Up and Wait

If you had any familiarity with the 90s rock scene, the name Soul Asylum should ring all sorts of bells. Need a reminder? Runaway Train won a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 1994. All together now: “Runaway train never going back/wrong way on a one way track…”

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Album Review: Western Stars by Bruce Springsteen

In news that should surprise to no-one, Bruce Springsteen’s latest record shot straight to the top of the charts in the UK. That’s his eleventh number one, making him one of the top 5 acts with the most number ones alongside luminaries like The Rolling Stones and David Bowie.

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