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I'm a (largely former) music journalist who was editor of Sorted magAZine, from 1996 to 2004.

I also DJ in London now and again as Girl (my nickname since I was 17), usually specialising in either old school EBM, retro 80s, industrial, electroclash or delicious mixes of these and other styles (some old sets).

I also have a real life job as an online communications consultant and am a very active trade unionist.

Wantlist:
I'm normally only interested in 12" singles for around UK£3 and LPs for around UK££5, unless I really want something or it's particularly rare. Obviously, postage from outside the UK is an issue.

If there's something in my sale list you want and you've got something from my wantlist, I might be interested in a trade. Please get in touch.
Recent Activity
submitted Black Line (2) - Treason, Sedition, And Subversive Activities. 1 day ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 18 days ago
submitted Rachel Harrington - Muse. 5 months ago
posted a comment on System Of A Down. 6 months ago
I only recently discovered them. I wasn't a fan of much rock/metal stuff in the nu-metal era, so I hadn't paid any attention. I recently decided to give them a spin and realised that they have little or nothing to do with that scene. A few years earlier ... See full review
posted a comment on Brilliant - It's A Man's Man's Man's World. 10 months ago
This is a truly odd release. According to Bill Drummond, who was there with the band, this introduced them all to new production techniques that would ultimately lead to the KLF, the Orb and Youth's psy-trance output. So it's best described as somewhat ... See full review
posted a comment on KMFDM - Symbols. 10 months ago
The colour apparently ran out when printing the sleeve, so there are an unknown number of colour (versus black and white) versions. It didn't have a big run either - vinyl editions weren't popular towards the end of the 90s - so it's pretty rare anyway.
submitted Prophets Of Rage (6) - The Party's Over. about 1 year ago
submitted Balkan Beat Box - I Trusted You. about 1 year ago
submitted Balkan Beat Box - Nu-Made (Remixes). about 1 year ago
submitted Die Krupps - Volle Kraft Null Acht. about 1 year ago
submitted Psychic TV - Snakes. over 2 years ago
submitted Voltaire - The Devil's Bris (13th Anniversary – The Devil's Bar Mitzvah!). over 3 years ago
submitted Violent Femmes - Viva Wisconsin (Live). over 3 years ago
submitted Various - That High Lonesome Sound - The Best Of Bluegrass Through The Years. over 3 years ago
submitted Various - The People Speak. over 3 years ago
submitted Utah Phillips - Making Speech Free. over 3 years ago
submitted Damien Dempsey Featuring The Dubliners' John Sheahan And Barney McKenna - The Rocky Road. over 3 years ago
submitted Various - The Little Red Box Of Protest Songs. over 3 years ago
submitted The James Connolly Songs Of Freedom Band - Songs Of Freedom. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Various - Judgment Night (Music From The Motion Picture). over 4 years ago
An amazing soundtrack from a less than spectacular film. At this stage, hip hop and rock music had only crossed paths a few times: Run DMC and Aerosmith being the trailblazers that helped bring hip hop into the mainstream. Bands like Red Hot Chili ... See full review
submitted Janet Devlin - Nothing Lost. over 4 years ago
submitted The Destroyers (4) - Hole In The Universe. over 4 years ago
submitted They Might Be Giants - Flood. over 4 years ago
submitted Soul Asylum (2) - And The Horse They Rode In On. over 4 years ago
submitted La Orkestra Nacional Del Gadjistan Presenta Gadjo (3) - *Gadjistan*Zizany* Que Bien Lo Hacen!. over 4 years ago
submitted Gadjo (3) - El Big Quilombo. over 4 years ago
submitted Various - This Is Proper Folk Too!!. over 5 years ago
submitted Bowie* - iSelect. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Antidote (11). over 5 years ago
Eh, the other single was also by members of the Chumbas and The Ex, just not necessarily the same ones.
posted a comment on Front 242. over 5 years ago
Not really true, the first two DAF albums weren't EBM, that sound only emerged on Alles Ist Gut in 1981 (and Der Mussolini in particular). In the same year, Die Krupps released the equally classic "Wahre Arbeit - Wahrer Lohn" (rerecorded in '89 as "The ... See full review
submitted Finitribe - 101. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Lords Of Acid - I Sit On Acid (Hard Beat Remix). over 5 years ago
The "Delerious Mix" or "424 Mix" features a sample parodying the preacher sample used in Front 242's "Welcome to Paradise" - "Hey poor, you don't have to be poor anymore, Jesus is here" becomes "Hey whore, you don't have to be whore anymore, the Lords ... See full review
posted a comment on Killing Joke - Change. over 5 years ago
According to Youth, this is untrue - some of Spiral Tribe were involved, but not all. However, it is the same Spiral Tribe.
posted a comment on Krupps* - Wahre Arbeit - Wahrer Lohn. over 5 years ago
This release should be considered as seminal as Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft's "Der Mussolini" from the same year. A classic genre defining piece of electronic music that contributed much to the sound of EBM. Testament to this is the fact that, in ... See full review
posted a comment on Krupps* - Wahre Arbeit - Wahrer Lohn. over 5 years ago
This release should be considered as seminal as Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft's "Der Mussolini" from the same year. A classic genre defining piece of electronic music that contributed much to the sound of EBM. Testament to this is the fact that, in ... See full review
posted a comment on Deep Purple. over 5 years ago
Spot on, but don't forget Ian Paice and John Lord joined Coverdale in Whitesnake during the break as well.
posted a review of Various - This Is Electronic Body Music. over 11 years ago
This is the compilation that really got me into proper old school EBM. I was a fan of Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb before I got this, but it really gave me a shopping list of things to look out for. Of course, it's not all EBM - including Chris & Cosey is a ... See full review
posted a review of Curve. over 12 years ago
Curve have got to be one of the UK's most unfortunate bands. Emerging out of the shoegazer scene with a new crossover sound that only a small section of the UK scene was ready for, the commercial failure of "Cuckoo" led them to split at the worst ... See full review
posted a review of Robbie Williams - Intensive Care. over 12 years ago
Whatever about the music, this album has some fabulous artwork by Messrs. Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly, two of the comic worlds most respected creators. Honestly, if you get the chance to buy the CD case without the CD in it for next to nothing, I ... See full review
posted a review of Ernesto vs Bastian* - Dark Side Of The Moon. over 12 years ago
OK, so now it seems Deep Dish's "Say Hello" has started a trend of plundering the underground scene. This is another Hungry Lucy/Claire Voyant/Collide style track - dark All About Eve-esque vocals, toned down trance underpinned with a vaguely darkwave ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Hot Wired Monstertrux. over 12 years ago
Ahhh, 1993 - the year that "industrial" broke through to the mainstream. All it took was Nine Inch Nails and Ministry to break through and suddenly a whole genre was redefined, much to the annoyance of many. Industrial died in 1982 when Industrial ... See full review
posted a review of Blackstrobe* - Deceive/Play. over 12 years ago
It seems that working with Rammstein and splitting with Output has seriously affected Messrs Rebotini & Smagghe. While their previous work showed a very strong EBM influence and hinted at a connection to the dark side of music, 'Deceive/Play' goes all ... See full review
posted a review of Deep Dish - Say Hello. over 12 years ago
It's funny how the music biz works. This single, the follow up to the smash hit "Flashdance", was always going to be a hit. The fact that it's basically an inferior version of a number of underground groups who've rarely even gotten within spitting ... See full review
posted a review of Fixmer / McCarthy. over 12 years ago
On record they're good, live they're amazing. Early Nitzer Ebb reborn, mixing classic tracks from the first two NE albums with rawer versions of their own material. Put it this way, if Nitzer Ebb were to reform, there's little chance they'd sound as ... See full review
posted a review of Alabama 3. over 12 years ago
Sweet acid house country is what they call their music themselves, one of the most original groups to emerge from the UK in a long time. Musically skilled (as evidenced by the acoustic "Last Train to Mashville Vol.2"), constantly inventive, they mix the ... See full review
posted a review of Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies. over 12 years ago
A truly classic sick and twisted album from the days when Alice Cooper was feared and loathed by all right thinking people. Before he became the cheesy golf-playing parody of himself, Alice Cooper was a million times anything Marilyn Manson could even ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Anton Wilson. over 12 years ago
Give it a few years and it's very likely RA Wilson will be considered one of the greatest philosophers of the late 20th Century. Challenging, confrontational, humourous and playful, there's few philosophers in history who have touched on so many issues ... See full review
posted a review of The Young Gods - Skinflowers. over 12 years ago
After years of getting away with uncleared and uncredited samples, this was the release that finally got The Young Gods into trouble. Not for the samples, however, but for the remix name - Alex Paterson was not very happy with how they used The Orb's ... See full review
posted a review of Killing Joke - Outside The Gate. over 12 years ago
This doesn't really count as a Killing Joke record, it was intended to be a Jaz Coleman solo release and it's very different in style. It was also recorded and completed in a rush and is not very high quality.
posted a review of Various - Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. over 12 years ago
Released at the high point of the grunge scene, when it was still fresh and exciting, this was a who's who of the Seattle scene. All the big names - Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney - some history in the form of Mother Love Bone (Stone ... See full review