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Last update: 29th November 2004
Welcome to Mentalmusic newcomers and old friends! If you are here to check out the latest music, film and gig reviews you are in the right place. Here is a place where you can find out our verdict on various albums before they are released. Not to mention how we are constantly scurrying back and forth between gigs to bring you the best reports on the hottest gigs. We regularly hit the cinema to watch movies and bring you analysis of each one and when we can, we harrass the best new talent with probing questions.
Here at Mentalmusic we are mourning the tragic lost of John Peel. His influence and importance in helping most of the best bands from so many genres of music was enormous. If it hadn't of been for Peel we might have not have ever bothered with The Sex Pistols, The Smiths, Hole, Nirvana, The White Stripes, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Undertones... so many awesome artists and bands. He was the only DJ on mainstream radio that took real chances, playing Black Metal next to dusty 1930s vinyl, psychedelic trance next to the best new band from Detriot. And he was an old geezer. Who is going to take the risks now? Who around has the same passion and open-mind John Peel does? It's such a shame, and his lost is just immense. Rest in peace John Peel.
Aside from that, the music continues to spin on the Decks of Death. We urge you to check out the new records from Le Tigre, Willie Mason and Green Day. However, for full reviews of the latest releases (and many old ones!) check the album section where you can get the low-down on the excellent new band Lamb Quartet who have just released an astounding rock-crossover debut. The Wildhearts continue their turbo-speed ascend back into rock's consciousness with a cracking new live album which you can find a review of. And many more, of course. We recently had the pleasure of seeing the amazing 3 Movements live who simply make the most beautiful music. They were supporting Aerogramme, Scotland finest emo-heavy outfits. Curiously, Charlie from Busted's brother's band were also playing. Read what we thought! Check out all the other reviews there as well.
If you are looking to go and see pretty images in the near future, then you could do worse than go and see the postmodern piss-take of the cartoon fantasy genre that is 'Shrek 2' or the George W Bush bashing (there's a lot of that going on lately, eh?) 'Fahrenheit 9/11', reviewed by a guest contributor. Read our latest reviews in the film section.
That's not to mention the hundred or so reviews of everything else we have seen in the last couple of years! Something to pass the time with, eh!
If anyone wants to review for Mentalmusic you are most welcome to (although you may find yourselves at the mecry of my editing) so please get in touch if you want to review or if you have any comments. Let me know what you are listening to at email@example.com
Nick - Mentalmusic.