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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.

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.
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posted a review of Laibach - Bremenmarsch (Live At Schlachthof 12. 10. 1987). 3 months ago
Amazing record, really surprising live elements that I haven't heard before on their recordings - free jazz in the first side of the record and rock guitars. Very clear sound and Milan sounds like he was much more active on stage than he is these days!
posted a comment on Laibach. 3 months ago
When I worked for Amnesty International, I did an interview with one of them when they were playing London. It was a Laibachkunstderfuge show, so no Milan. I asked about censorship and being banned and he said (clearly inaccurately) they'd never been... See full review
submitted T Bone Burnett* - The Criminal Under My Own Hat. 9 months ago
posted a review of Revolting Cocks - Big Sexy Land. 12 months ago
A brilliant album, but, as I realised when I saw RevCo live back in 2017, it's a strange one to dance to. 38 is about the Heysel Stadium disaster and Union Carbide is about the Bhopal disaster. Feels very odd boogying to them!
submitted Street Sweeper Social Club - Street Sweeper Social Club. about 1 year ago
submitted Seo Linn - Solas . about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails. about 1 year ago
Tour cancelled because of Coronavirus. They're selling the merch in aid of food banks in the cities they were planning to play in.
posted a comment on Treponem Pal - Excess & Overdrive. about 1 year ago
I think the fact that Franz Treichler from The Young Gods produced this has a lot to do with why it's so good.
posted a comment on Chumbawamba - Slap!. about 1 year ago
Bizarrely, I've just seen it on TV. It's called Chinese Girl by Vladimir Tretchikoff.
posted a comment on Pearl Jam. about 1 year ago
Hardly, the album was released in August 1991, just before Nirvana's 'Smells like teen spirit' was gaining attention globally. 'Alive' was a hit around the world by February 1992 (got to number 16 in the UK that month), the album charted in March. So... See full review
submitted The Young Gods - Lucidogen. over 2 years ago
submitted Laibach - Also Sprach Zarathustra Live 2017 - 2018. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Throbbing Gristle. over 3 years ago
If you read Cosey's book, one of the reasons for the rereleases is because of the number of unofficial releases (often endorsed by one particular member with no right to do so) for which she, Chris and Sleazy received no income. They wanted to both... See full review
posted a comment on Throbbing Gristle. over 3 years ago
Chris and Cosey (and Sleazy when he was alive) were furious about the bootlegs and, as is clear from what Chris says here: (and what's in Cosey's book), they're still not cool with it.
posted a comment on Throbbing Gristle. over 3 years ago
The issue is that ALL bootlegs should be marked as such (I don't care about the issue of being available for sale). I checked the Red Ronnie release with Chris Carter and he said it's not an official TG release. All the early releases of "Journey... See full review
posted a comment on Throbbing Gristle / Various - Mission Is Terminated / Nice Tracks . over 3 years ago
You might want to look at this - official TG releases were only those approved by TG (the organisation) not one member
posted a comment on Bauhaus. over 3 years ago
In recent months, I've seen Peter Murphy, Killing Joke, Psychic TV, DAF and The Young Gods. You're absolutely right and it's telling how many support bands who are clearly influenced by that late 70s/early 80s period of innovation.
posted a comment on Lords Of Acid - Our Little Secret. over 3 years ago
You need to look at the back of the vinyl version to see what the Little Secret is ;-)
posted a comment on Laibach - The Sound Of Music. over 3 years ago
Mine's perfect, arrived this morning and I'm listening to it now.
posted a comment on Psychic TV. over 3 years ago
Anyone who thinks their early output is "noisy" should be forced to listen to "Just Drifting" over and over again. Their first three albums are incredibly varied and include a range of styles and sounds that avoid easy categorisation - basically... See full review
posted a comment on Psychic TV. over 3 years ago
Just on the way home from an amazing London gig. The band were fantastic as usual and, though physically clearly very frail, Gen's vocals were strong as ever. Tinged with sadness now it's over as this is probably the last. I've been at every London... See full review
submitted Pig + Sasha Grey - That's The Way (I Like It). over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. over 3 years ago
That's not really true, DAF were, of course, hugely important. But it was Der Mussolini that helped start the whole sound, released in 1981, the same year F242 released 'Principles' bw the early version of 'Body To Body' and Die Krupps released 'Wahre... See full review
posted a comment on KMFDM. over 3 years ago
Not quite native German, Raymond Nainz Watts is a Londoner.
submitted Einstürzende Neubauten - Haus Der Luege. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Laibach. over 3 years ago
Eh, they did. Macbeth, Kapital, WAT, Iron Sky, Spectre and Also Sprach Zarathustra are all albums of original compositions (though two of them are obviously based on written works). They have as many albums of original content as albums of warped covers.
submitted Finbar Furey - Don't Stop This Now. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers. over 3 years ago
The album that revitalised the Manics. After three bad albums that saw them drop from the top of the charts to has-beens, recording what is effectively a sequel to The Holy Bible base on Richie's poetry was a great idea. Not only is this a brilliant... See full review
submitted Belly - Hushabye Mountain. over 3 years ago
submitted Belly - Hushabye Mountain. over 3 years ago
submitted Kíla - Alive Beo. over 3 years ago
submitted Black Line (2) - Treason, Sedition, And Subversive Activities. over 4 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
submitted Rachel Harrington - Muse. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on System Of A Down. over 4 years 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... See full review
posted a comment on Brilliant - It's A Man's Man's Man's World. over 5 years 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... See full review
posted a comment on KMFDM - Symbols. over 5 years 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. over 5 years ago
submitted Balkan Beat Box - I Trusted You. over 5 years ago
submitted Balkan Beat Box - Nu-Made (Remixes). over 5 years ago
submitted Die Krupps - Volle Kraft Null Acht. over 6 years ago
submitted Psychic TV - Snakes. over 6 years ago
submitted Voltaire - The Devil's Bris (13th Anniversary – The Devil's Bar Mitzvah!). over 7 years ago
submitted Violent Femmes - Viva Wisconsin (Live). over 7 years ago
submitted Various - That High Lonesome Sound - The Best Of Bluegrass Through The Years. over 7 years ago
submitted Various - The People Speak. over 7 years ago
submitted Utah Phillips - Making Speech Free. over 7 years ago
submitted Damien Dempsey Featuring The Dubliners' John Sheahan And Barney McKenna - The Rocky Road. over 7 years ago
submitted Various - The Little Red Box Of Protest Songs. over 7 years ago
submitted The James Connolly Songs Of Freedom Band - Songs Of Freedom. over 7 years ago