❉ Not to mince words, this is the most Brexit package of extras for a major album reissue in living memory
❉ St Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs round up an impeccable collection of cuts by middle-aged artists coming to terms with the late 60s.
❉ Unravelling the genesis of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, released on this day in 1969.
❉ Martin Ruddock on the band ‘that sounded like they could kick your head in, but do it in a very clever way’.
❉ A fifteen-track journey into something mesmerisingly otherworldly and out of time.
❉ The arrangements of Drake’s Admiral, curated by Bob Stanley.
❉ Garage rock, powerpop, bubblegum pop, girl-group angst, gnarly R&B, proto-Americana, and a large serving of soul.
❉ In 1967, a hippie king, a punchy drummer, a country rocker, a gadget-crazed folkie and a man afraid of flying made their best album, but only just.
❉ ‘Satanic Majesties’ documents a traumatic year in which the Stones went from edgy pop stars to Public Enemy Number One.
❉ Martin Ruddock dusts off a true cult album, by the eccentric media figure and shock-rock pioneer.