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Farewell: Uppers Music Editor Bill Luther steps down


Various Artists - The In Kraut Volume Three CD (Marina Records)

The third installment of the excellent 60's/70's Teutonic music series "The In Kraut" arrives!

Various Artists - In the Naked City (Kent CDKEND 299)

"There are eight million stories in the naked city". Bob Rockchild has listened to a compilation of soulful urban dwellers

The Five Aces - Shout & Shimmy (Saagaloo Records)

Harmonica, Hammond, recorded on reel to reel, a cover of “I’m Gonna Do It By Myself”. Some of the details about this record that should spark an interest and make any fan of proper music curious. Read on!

-Fairytales Can Come True
-British Blue Eyed Soul 1966-1969

A slew of new CD compilations of British 60's sounds
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Brother On the Run Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Castle Music Reissue)

Hot on the heels of Uppers interview with the great Johnny Pate comes this lovingly remastered reissue of Pate's unsung 1973 masterpiece. Brian Poust catches us up.

The Bottoms of Pisa NYE

This photo essay is in response to Action No. 3, the Italian National Mod Newsletter, which featured a page of photos entitled "The Girls of Lavarone". These boys bottoms were captured in Pisa during the New Year's Eve celebration, 2004

Cool Versatility - The Black Roll-Neck

Chanel said every woman needs a 'little black dress' so she's prepared for every occasion. But Helen Barrell thinks everyone needs a 'little black roll neck'. Read on....
[Culture:Art & Design]

The world of Shag

That's the art of Josh 'Shag' Agle, the 'Easy' artist, whose paintings are talked about by hipsters everywhere 'from swingers' pads to supervillains hideouts, from the South of France to the North of Africa'.

Ocean Colour Scene - One From The Modern (Universal)

Ocean Colour Scene - the best band of the 90's?