❉ We celebrate what would have been Marc Bolan’s 69th birthday with a special playlist of album tracks, B sides and outtakes.
❉ We look back on Suede’s ‘comeback’ album Coming Up, and geek out over the new 20th anniversary collectors’ edition.
❉ A new book takes a serious look at the Monkees’ significance as a pop culture phenomenon, and the legacy of their cult movie ‘Head’.
❉ We review Rudi Esch’s eyewitness account of how the Düsseldorf electronic scene developed from 1970 to 1986.
❉ We Are Cult appreciate a good reissue. Here, we give you the lowdown on some recent noteworthy vinyl reissues.
✻ We look at David Bowie’s recently unearthed, ‘lost’ soul album ‘The Gouster’ , which evolved into ‘Young Americans’.
❉ Full details of the expanded Micky Dolenz’s ‘The MGM Singles Collection’, making its CD debut, have been announced.
❉ Matt Berry’s sixth album reviewed: “the sound of Roy Budd and Ronnie Hazlehurst going on an Absinthe bender in Soho”
❉ We look back on the chequered past of Britpop casualties Marion as their two albums get the deluxe treatment
❉ Former Soup Dragon HiFi Sean has assembled an all-star cast for new long player “Ft”, reviewed by Ange Chan.