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ORGAN #293> FEB 5th '09 - new issue here every Thursday afternoon
“"Scroll down, read this week's issue, couldn't be easier could it?
chaka (organart.com)Oh we’re a little late this week, that’s alright though, Ms Payne said so, just as long as there was lemon in the tea and hey, we can’t be everywhere at once, you had all the news pages and the radio show and things going up here everyday and here’s more music and art and alternative and things to do and see and hear and surf and check out and I need to get to that John Squire show before they pack it all up, need more time and out of control sentences that never end and....  Yesterday was spent in the company of the delightfully positive Amanda Palmer so we couldn’t be here putting this issue up if we were holed up in a book-filled flat in Camden seeing what she had to say about writing songs and live and losing things and, that will all be up on line in the next few days. Well that and the opening of England People Very Nice over at the National Theatre, can’t be working on that and finding time to review demos and write live reviews and being on time and hey, do you know how long a second of animation takes to make! So we’re in to Friday morning now and some of the animation needs changing and we don’t sleep anyone and things are always under control and just as long as you have the right colour underwear on then there’s no problem is there... 

Jump in then, no beekeeping here... These are once again, the things that have been in our ears and on our minds this week. Please do explore and if it sounds or looks interesting then just hit the link and go make your own minds up, make contact, go switch the other, go explore, go get involved we're just here to point the way - don't let this thing blow over, we've done with undercover - like we say every week, our reviews and thoughts are mere signposts designed to guide you to the things you might like to feast on yourselves... don’t you just love the instant way this web thing works when things fall right and the doors flip open and the touch of a key....

Is this why you bookmarked us...? 
More at I AM  JOY, we like what they’re doing at that old shop that the I Am Joy team have turn in to a rather inspiring gallery down there in Chichester. “Dear all, We have an exhibition on Monday 16th February which will showcase new and old work by a young emerging artist BECKY ROSE. She has recently finished a degree at University College Falmouth and is currently living and working in Chichester. Her work is astonishing; striking colour and detail that posses a mesmerising quality. We would be grateful if you could forward this on to people who you think would be interested in seeing great art, listening to good music and having a JOYFUL time at our gallery!” They promise free drinks, canapes, live music and of course a helping of joy... www.iamjoy.co.uk
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Who got played this week? 

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta)
2: POINT JUNCTURE, WA – Stray Bear (Mt. Fuji)
3: YOUNG WIDOWS – The Guitar (Temporary Residence)
4: AMANDA PALMER -  Runs In The Family (Roadrunner)
5: THIS IS NOT A DEAD TRANSMISSION – The Chameleon Strike In The Dark (demo)
6: ONE  TRUE DOG -  The Head Is Cold (demo)
7: OUTSIDE ROYALTY – Voice Beneath The Rubble (Bloody Awful Poetry)
8: GIANT PAW – Alarm Clock (Feral Electronics)
9: MEN OF UNITUS -  He Thug The Gland  (No Lite)
10: KILLDOZER – Sweet Home Alabama (download)
11:  SERGEANT BUZFUZ – Names For Girls (Blang)
12: HYATARI – They Will Surface (Caustic Eye)
13: GERARD COUSINS – The Gift
14: ROBERT JACOBS –  Marie Langlois
15: THE BUMBLEBEES –  My Kaleidoscope (demo)
16: MONO – Ashes (Temporary Residence)

THE DETAILS, THE FACTS, THE LINKS....

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LUX INTERIOR.... Sad to say he passed away earlier this week. This came in from Anarchistwood yesterday: 

“Sad news this morning via the Priscillas theirspace blog. Our ghoul grandaddy of grizzly grunts has passed over... Lux Interior died on 4th feb from a heart condition. I don't usually get that upset when  rockers die, as making it to old age when yr shoving shit loads of gear into yr body is a  feat in itself. i have a special place for The Cramps, though. They were the first band i saw  live. Birmingham 1986, Date Eith Elvis tour. I bought a reissue of that LP on Saturday.  Spooky. My supposed 'wild child' mate wasn't allowed to come with us cause his parents saw their performance on the tube. arf! you had to be 14 to get into the venue and I was shit  scared...surely they'll spot that i'm a few months off that. Funny.  When they came on stage and everyone stood up, we couldn't see, so we stood on our chairs. The security came over and told us to get down. Being the barely teens we where, we explained our problem. The security guy then proceeded to take us down to the front of the venue where we got a most wonderful view of everything sleazy. That gig kinda cemented a big dirty imprint on my brain. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Poison Ivy. He picked her up hitch hiking in the mid-70s. rock n f**king roll”. 
          Lux was 62, he died in hospital in California from a previously existing heart condition. We at Organ add our thoughts and raise a glass. 

NEW ALBUMS WE’RE LISTENING TO THIS WEEK
ALBUM OF THE WEEK

RABID RABBIT – Rabid Rabbit (Interloper) -  Suffocating left-field stoner sludge and noise. Filthy feedback drenched raw ambiance from deepest Chicago. Most of this delightful noise is instrumental although Andrea Jablonski does add some colour with her low in the mix vocals now and again. They’re a two bass, one unrelenting drummer and a really edgy guitarist kind of band, they go to places that bands like Isis, Harvey Milk or Earth go to, but but but, far more loose colour thrown around here, they paint with far more freedom and imagination... and those itsy bitsy spider vocals running around give them so much character, Not afraid to take on an avant edge, touch on dark psychedelic freekouts with their cerebral bottom end soothing. They weave around doom and stoner sludge, they take it in to prog-jazz, they do it all with a subtle touch, a clever twist and turn, you can either sink right in to it, or just float on their surface and bang your head, both options are good, this is good, all is good. Good. – www.myspace.com/rabidrabbitlives or www.interloperrecords.net
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THE DRONES – Hvilah (ATP/R) – Yes they are full of contradictions and they don’t really drone do they? Well not here this time around anyway - more the edgy feedback and dark texture much loved by Sir Neil Young, songs that are delivered with a rough bite, that tightrope walking to the end of the song and will they fall off their slightly rusty strings? Forth album and a darker more forceful album this time, that edge of alt.country and all very much with an Australian feel and fingerprint. Yes some of it is dirge-like, meandering, all in a positive way though, bold, romantic, out there, an Australian desert Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Birthday Party feel - sticky footprints and skies falling in, thunderheads closing in, but it does sound positive as that melancholy wrestles with the poetry and the barbed angles of it all. The bulls eye or the launch pad, whichever it is, righting wrongs where he can. The Drones made a fine new album, a supercargo you might say, a mind-scratching album that kind of grows around you with the romantic danger, and it was almost like it was never there, not until you let it in and it may take a handful of listens, worth hanging around until it gets you though, careful as you go, cold and sober, taking things and calling them something else, and everyone’s got their price. A powerful album, violent melancholic beauty, contradictions, angry grace and give it a bit time and you will come to adore it all, needs time though, needs you to devote the time it so deserves. www.thedrones.com.au or www.atpfestival.com
 

SUIDAKRA – Crogacht (Wacken) – German Celtic metal, all pipes and hard rock riffs and reeling folk music and a torrent of galloping harmonies that kind of touches on bits of early Thin Lizzy, Sabbat, Skyclad, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, Celtic Frost, charging thrash metal and you know what, this is rather good... Their ninth album apparently and it really should not be as good as it is. Spot on production, ambitious pieces, decent sounding pipes, whistles and such and while the whole idea sounds like it should be rather preposterous, the three of them (and the guest pipe, fiddle and whistle players) do it all so damn well. They have the blend right and they’re so convincing and committed to it, that it actually works. Clearly very serious about their art, their folk, their black roses and touches of Cuchulainn and those epic journeys to Skye, they have the vibe, the feel, the energy. OK those German accents, now and again as they sing about Celtic battles, very (very) occasionally let them down just a tiny little bit, this is an unexpectedly good album though, getting better with every play, rather recommended actually – www.myspace.com/suidakra / www.wackenrecords.com

COMPULSIVE SHOPPING DISORDER – In The Cube (Rage In Eden) – Dark brooding electro flavours, minimal electronic darkwave, whispered goth and the clean slice of the lash, the attraction of pain, the refined warmth of confinement. Compulsive Shopping Disorder are a dark synth driven electronic three piece from Poland. All sinister Depeche Mode industrial restraint, lush darkness and all done with a rather inviting moth-to-the-light experimental spirit. Harsh yet welcoming, sinister whispers, so inviting, “best played at minimal volume” says the message on the subtle artwork. Dark dreams, repetitive forms, black clothes, blacker hair, android lust, the machine in the garden, those considered dark tones, that less is more feel... They do it all with style and original thought, they do it all extremely well, dark Specimen, days of half breath, the cold touch of whispered electro goth warmth, clever synth rock otherness – www.myspace.com/compulsiveshoppingdisorder

THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT – Remedies (Lifeforce) – Hard hitting melodic intelligent hardcore five piece from Munich, Germany. A decent enough Comeback Kid, Boy Sets Fire kind of band – www.myspace.com/theblackoutargument

EMMY THE GREAT – First Love (Close Harbour) – Singer songwriter Emma Lee-Moss with some sweet voiced clever English folky simplicity and some rather personal, rather honest, rather inviting, sometimes uncomfortable songs views tales, tunes and a whole lot of crafted goodness. Songs as parachutes or songs as knifes that cut those parachute strings, wholehearted songs, songs that sometimes feel as good as first loves did – www.myspace.com/emmythegreat

RED BURNS BLACK – Set This Night Alight (Casket) - Raw gritty dirty energetic blues based Brit metal that mixes large chunks of early Guns and Roses with old school metal bands like Heavy Pettin’ or Goldsmith, Budgie riff here, very early Def Leppard, a lot of those British bands that followed in just after the nwobhm and before thrash hit... I guess they’d like us to mention Kings Of Leon, we’re not going to though, more a raw energetic Darkness thing really. They’re from Berkshire, Southern middle England, they sound like they’d be a rocking experience live, go make your own mind up, they’re not band if you want some old school heavy rock – www.redburnsblack.co.uk / www.myspace.com/redburnsblackrock

OUT OF ENEMIES – Into The Darkness (Rising) – Not the most original title for a metal album ever is it? Kind of sums the Exeter band up really – they’re decent enough in a Lamb Of Killswitch In Flames thrash ‘n growl modern aggressive (sometimes melodic) kind of way. Thing is, once this review is written and the eject button is punched, there really is little reason to revisit this debut Out Of Enemies album again. It isn’t that this is a bad album, just, well.... Just how many times have we heard all this already? What is the point of yet another same as all the others metal album? Why don’t these metal bands want to do anything more than just conform and make reasonably competent, reasonable professional sounding faceless albums? What is the point here? Where’s the personality, the x factor? Answers on a postcard to www.myspace.com/outofenemies
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Last week's album of the week - SERGEANT BUZFUZ

Previous albums of the week - LARS HORNTVETH / ENABLERS / IMAGINATION SCHOOL / WOMEN / FIGHT LIKE APES / THE JELAS / HUNTSVILLE / GALLON DRUNK / SLEEPS IN OYSTERS / THE WELCOME WAGON / AU / BLACK ELK / MOHA! / SEMAPHORE / AIDS WOLF / THE PROCESS / DEERHOOF
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ALBUM REVIEW ARCHIVES

LIVE
Amanda Palmer, Cmden Ballroom (organart)Now we do have lots to tell you about here, that Amarchistwood, Rude Mechanicals gig last Saturday for a start, loads of new Rude Mechanicals songs and lots of good bands on that bill, Amanda Plamer's triumph at the Electric ballroom last Wednesday, but hey, like we told you last week, we've been fighting deadlines here all month, no sleep, no snowfights, plays at the National Theatre that needed animated backdrops and such, these are the things we do behind the scenes here at Organart. We'll have reviews of both those gigs here with next week's issue. 

ANARCHISTWOOD and THEY CAME FROM THE STARS free this Friday....  The free gig details are at the foot of this bit. First, here’s what the Anarchistwood/Punkvert team said about last weekend’s event, “What a Saturday - it was superb in terms of music and attendees - a tribe of lovely people with a huge range of ages, backgrounds and musical tastes were scooped into the Ex Gratia melting pot and entertained with music from The Usual Suspects (aka Darth Vader's Chocolate Starfish), Rude Mechanicals, The Electric Brains, Anarchistwood and Handsum Pete. Further speciality du maison included the luscious Bella Blue, nimble fingered Max Quirk and PRNWhore and the lightening tingles of KodeK VJ as well as a bunch of clowining about orchestrated by the devious Dirty Honky.
        People sashayed out after being exposed to several new ballgrounds and after all that balls, cross fertilisation and excitement we are gagging to do another party... We were so happy with the event we are planning to put another one on in the same venue in late spring - our hosts - Dave and Tina at Inn on the Green are extremely good eggs so cheers to them and their staff. Whoop Whoop!
       It is rumoured that one of our guests will be Ten City Nation and we are hoping to ask another local London act that we have been hugely impressed with recently - keep em peeled for details!
          Other happy news is that our download 'Don’t BullShit the Artists' has now been re-instated on the archive after it fell off (due to Candi poking at it!) so you can get it here again (for those of you who just got a pretty cover - sorry) www.punkvert.tv/anarchistwood
        And more happy news is that Anarchistwood get a surprise last minute gig at 93ft East, Brick Lane, London this Friday for Ben Osborne's Slipped Disco/Wobble night - starts 7pm and is absolutely free - come and have some fun with us and Severino, Horsemeat Disco, Noise Of Art, They Came From the Stars I Saw Them and check out their new guitarist. Hopefully he's be as nicely broke in as our new drumming swamp creature Rockin Gerry - what a boon! - www.punkvert.tv - Happy snowdays to all you UK-ers!
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Live previously - THE THREE AGES OF ELVIS / ORPHANS / ZACH HILL / THE PRESENT / TRENCHER / EVERYTHING EVERYTHING / THE PRODIGY / FIGHT LIKE APES / SOUTH CENTRAL / ROSE KEMP / HANDS ON HEADS / PLUG / MOTORHEAD / THE JESSIE ROSE TRIP / PURE REASON REVOLUTION / F*CKED UP / ROLO TOMASSI / TO THE BONES / SHEARWATER

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

   THINGS TO GO CHECK OUT?
LAURA OLDFIELD FORD : LONDON 2013, DRIFTING THROUGH THE RUINS.

Exhibition dates: 30 January – 14 March 2009 

Hales Gallery is pleased to present the first solo show of gallery newcomer Laura Oldfield Ford.

Oldfield Ford, originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire, completed a fine art Painting MA at The Royal College of Art in 2007 and has since become well known for her politically active and poetic engagement with London as a site of social antagonism.

The main focus of the show is more than one hundred ink drawings that Oldfield Ford has recently produced as part of an ongoing project chronicling the impact of regeneration on London called 2013, Drifting through the ruins.

The drawings form a broken narrative, focusing on part of east London currently being cleared for the 2012 Olympic site and documents the city as palimpsest, a site of perpetual writing and over-writing. Oldfield Ford has made many walks (or ‘Drifts’) through these abandoned areas and imagines them populated by the semiotic ghosts of failed utopias in the year 2013. ‘The London I conjure up in these drawings is imbued with a sense of mourning. These are the liminal zones where the free party rave scene once illuminated the bleak swathes of marshland and industrial estates’.

Her work has developed from the cheaply produced Zine, entitled Savage Messiah and it’s sister website  www.savagemessiahzine.com which has become a regular vehicle for her psychogeographic explorations of the metropolis. Each episode explores a different region of London, focusing particularly on those areas that are earmarked for significant structural change. The resulting text and pages of intricate drawings become a document to Oldfield Ford’s experience. The completed issues one to ten will be available for viewing during the show, which form a subjective mapping of the city from Heathrow to Hackney Wick.

Something that would appear quite ordinary for most, provides Oldfield Ford with poetic contemplation and possibilities from which her drawings can develop. It is this balance between the politics of the ‘kitchen sink’, prevalent in so much of the best British Post War art and the physiological vibrations from the past and future city that Oldfield Ford skillfully taps into, that make this work so relevant right now.

Alongside the show of drawings and Zines, Oldfield Ford has planned a night of films exploring psychogeographic themes and the launch of her new Zine accompanied by a live broadcast from Resonance FM and a daytime walking tour around Stratford and the perimeter site of the Olympics, with members of the London Psychogeographical Association and We Are Bad collective.

Event dates: Saturday 21 February, Drift Walk
Thursday 5 March, Film Night
Saturday 14 March, Zine launch
More details - www.halesgallery.com
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MILK AND HONEY BAND new album and RING and ZAG and things of great interest to us and you... “How are you doing? Probably not of great interest to you but there's a new album by the Milk And Honey Band coming out later this month... Still on Andy Partridge's APE label.. I'll stick my neck out and say I think you'll like Maryfaith Autumn. Meanwhile there have been rumblings afoot for a while of re-masterings of various old faves which have been locked in a cupboard to which I have the key.... namely the two official ring albums - O De Dun Dun and Nervous Recreation.. plus Sawtooth Gripmaster by Zag And The Coloured Beads... These will, at last, see the light of day this year... Lots of love, Bob x”
        Bob is Bob from Milk And Honey Band, Levitation, Ring and such, and he is right, we do like Maryfaith Autumn lots, he was wrong about it not being of great interest though - www.myspace.com/themilkandhoneyband
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Former Stone Roses guitarist JOHN SQUIRE launched a new exhibition of his art in London last night (January 28). The show takes place at the Front Room Galler* at the St Martins Hotel in Covent Garden, and is entitled Heavy Metal Semantics. Speaking to the NME, Squire explained the show is made up from his very latest work. "There's a few from this year and the rest were done the tail end of last year," he said. "I've been working with lead, which is a heavy metal, and words which are open to interpretation as to their meaning. I'm still a big kid at heart, I like playing with things. I was playing with cardboard boxes, and I was fascinated by the shape of them when they're opened up and turned back into card. I like working with different materials, and I had access to steel and lead." Squire added that the show marks the beginning of a busy year as an artist, with several more shows planned for 2009. "I've got a big show in Oldham and one in Austria and one at the end of the year in Tokyo," he said. "The Oldham show is in a major public gallery, so it's a lot of work. It's the biggest show I've done." Heavy Metal runs until February 18. - www.johnsquire.com
  SINGLES
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
SONNY – Frost Fair (Minimal Escent)  Haunting ethereal beauty, warm echoes, a one track single (he has a couple of albums out). We’re in classic twilight 4AD Cocteau Twins, Scott Walker territory with the shimmering and the melancholic vibrancy, the understated whispered delicate restrained and the glowing colour. Something rather different, uplifting sadness, cinematic, all kinds of clicked words used in reviews like this, words that point you vaguely in a direction without really doing this beautifully fragile single any kind of justice, but these are the days of the internet, instant gratification and there’s the link and you don’t need our words when your curiosity can take you right there right now – www.myspace.com/sonnyminimal
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ALSO CHECK OUT

ASOBI SEKSU – Familiar Light (One Little Indian) – Blissful pop from Brooklyn, New York, classic indie pop and walls of sweet-voiced sound, a fine taste of their forthcoming Hush album – www.myspace.com/asobiseksu

CHINA SHOP BULL – Sandblaster (Crack House) – A bag load of energy from Leeds. Skanking punk and driving ska, seven piece band and yes, a bull in a china shop. Street punk, toasting, trombones, trumpets and slices of Dub War franticness, Asian Dub Foundation street suss. Prodigy dance and bounce in there with the spongy dub and all the hyper council-estate-exploding confrontation. Intense and enjoyable, full of energy and all the jump jump jumping, doing something a little different with their aggressive street ska and their horns and all their infectious blending of styles – www.myspace.com/chinashopbulluk

Last week's single of the week - JENIFEREVER

Previously - LIME HEADED DOG / FIGHT LIKE APES / OH, ATOMS / DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS / CUDDLY SHARK / RED PAINTED RED / RALPH BAND / RAW POO / RUDE MECHANICALS / THE BRUTE CHORUS / TIM AND SAM’S TIM AND SAM BAND... / THE DEIRDRES / THE MINIONS / LOYAL TROOPER / ALISON O’DONNELL

SINGLE REVIEW ARCHIVES

  DEMO TIME
DEMO OF THE WEEK

Oh dear, way out of time, we can't be at gigs and doing interviews and falling in the snow and animating backdrops for grerat big plays and putting on radio shows and fighting through er demo pile, well we can, but nothing  quite took a bite out of us and demanded words his week. This one from LUCY DAY is good, we'll tell you about that next week, and paly her on the radio.  Everything that comes in does get listend to, which of course leaves us no time what so ever for checking out those clueless  bands who think all they need to do is put up a My Space page, send in a friends request to our My Space page, and then send dumbshit message like "hey dude thanks for the add and support and for being our fans, we loe all our fans, hope you dig our music, please leave a comment" There are two types of new bands now, proper proactive bands who get out there in to the real world and get their msuic out there and the dumbsucks who just exist on My Space send add me requests and then counting how many "friends" they have. This is good, who's this we have on now, COMMANDER KEEN, excellent actually, we'll tell you about this one next week, we'll play it on the radio, we'll...
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Last week's demo of the week - ONE TRUE DOG

Previous demo's of the week - WHOLE SCHEBANG / THE BUMBLEBEES / KIJU / AWESOME WELLS / THE MAXIMUM DANGER PROJECT / CHARLIE BARNES / THE CURSORS / THE WINTER LEAGUE / JARMEAN? / RIOTGOD / CUTTHROAT CONVENTION / INERTIA BLOOMS / SID SINGS / GIRO JUNKIE

DEMO REVIEW ARCHIVES

'THIS WEEK’S FREE DOWNLOAD...
oh, well, all out of time this week, if we gave to a link to a free and legal download everyweek you'd take it all for granted, you never ever say thanks for all this time and effort we put in here to bring you all this exciting underground alternative music. We'll be back with a free download of something exciting next week, how about you? How about you tell us about something for once, who should be next week's free download recomendation? Go tell us via the FORUM

PREVIOUSLY - IMAGINATION SCHOOL  / REAL McKENZIES / FAT WRECK / DOMINIQUE LEONE / JAGJAGUWAR / VESSELS / COLT / LIARS / SLARAFFENKLANG / 4AD / PHANTOM LIMBS  / THE PRODIGY / KAYO DOT / BLACK ELK / MADE IN MEXICO / THE BUG / TEMPORARY RESIDENCE / WOODBOX GANG / ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES

'RE-ISSUE/best of OF THE WEEK
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GRENOUER – Presence With War (Casket) – Some kind of polyrhythmic growling groove-edged thrash out from Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the better metal albums we’ve encountered this week, that’s not saying much though, lot of unremarkable metal being released right now. Grenouer have a little bit of an edge to their relentless onslaught, seems this is a re-issue of their 2003 album, available for the first time outside Russia – www.myspace.com/grenouer

Previously: BLATZ / FILTH / EYEHATEGOD / THE BOXER REBELLION / THE NERVES / THE THING / THE ERGS / DAMON & NAOMI / MR. BROWN / SUBHUMANS / RUBELLA BALLET / BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP / MARILLION / KUNG FU SUPER SOUNDS / VOORHEES / EXODUS / DEATHROW

  MEDIA, VIDEO, PRINT, ART AND....
AMANDA PALMER VIDEO BANNED FOR HAVING A POINT... Several UK TV channels have refused to air the video for Dresden Dolls front-woman Amanda Palmer's new solo single, 'Oasis', on the grounds that it "makes light of rape, religion and abortion". NME TV, Scuzz, Kerrang!, MTV, Q, The Box and a numb er of other stations reportedly placed a ban on the song, completely missing the point Palmer is trying to make with it. Seems radio stations are taking the same stance.
             Palmer wrote on her blog: "It isn't a simple issue, obviously. But the fundamentals seem clear to me. I sat down one day in or around 2002 and wrote a tongue-in-cheek, ironic up-tempo pop song. A song about a girl who got drunk, was date raped, and had an abortion. She sings about these things lightly and joyfully and says that she doesn't care that these things have happened to her because Oasis, (her favourite band) has sent her an autographed photo in the mail. And to make things even better (!!), her bitchy friend Melissa, who told the whole school about the abortion, is really jealous. If you cannot sense the irony in this song, you're about two intelligence points above a kumquat".
            She goes on to suggest that perhaps the song would be better received if she played  it in a minor key and cried while performing it, adding: "The song isn't even so much about those topics, it's about denial, it's about a girl who can't find it in herself to take her situation seriously. That girl exists, everywhere. You probably know her. You've probably met her. You might be her". She did try the minor key version at the Electric Ballroom last Wednesday. 
               We here at Organ, well just me (Sean O) actually, had the pleasure of waking up Amanda yesterday (it was the afternoon, she was expecting me), it had just been a long night, and spending the afternoon in the book-filled flat in Camden that she was staying in. We’ll have the interview up on line here at organart.com this weekend... There's the rather rare CD we got her to sign, go win it here

See the video here

PREVIOUSLY - JOHN SQUIRE / BERNADETTE LOUISE & NATALIE SWAIN / I AM JOY / PROG ROCK BRITANNIA / INDYMEDIA / FRESHWHIP / ANDY WARHOL'S SCREEN TESTS DVD / DVD: NASHVILLE PUSSY / BOOK: TATTOO SOUP / TAURID METEOR SHOWER / BLACK'N'READ ALL OVER  / MAXWELL DAVIES ON DUMBING DOWN

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PAST ISSUES...

ORGAN 292 - BISHOP ALLEN, BLANKPAGES, THE COAST, DAVID BERMAN, SILVER JEWS, DOWNDIME, EYELASH, FIRST AID KIT, GAIL OLDING, GUAPO, HARPOON, HAWKLORDS, IMAGINATION SCHOOL, JENIFEREVER, JOHN MARTYN, JOHN SQUIRE, LAMB OF GOD, MICHAEL J SHEEHY, ONE TRUE DOG, POINT JUNCTURE WA, SCRAP CLUB, SERGEANT BUZFUZ, WELFARE MOTHERS...

ORGAN 291 - LARS HORNTVETH, WINTERSLEEP, ANARCHISTWOOD, VAKA, THE BUMBLEBEES, WET PAINT, SAM KILLS TWO, GRAVANZIA, STUART TURNER, MAEVEN, WHOLE SCHEBANG, PAUL GOODWIN, THE RAIN EMPEROR, LIME HEADED DOG, SERGEANT BUZZFUZ, OUTRAZE, REMEDY, FLUTATIOUS, BLATZ, FILTH... 

ORGAN 290 - ENABLERS, IMAGINATION SCHOOL, BLOOD MOON, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, HYATARI, SILENTIUM, AWESOME WELLS, HOLMES, THE WHORE MOANS, GATHIENS, DIPLO, SEANCE, FIGHT LIKE APES, THEO, FRANKLIN, SHIRLEY LEE, KIJU, CRYOGENICA, CASTALIA, THE HARD LUCK SAINTS, DOMINIQUE LEONE, EYEHATEGOD, I AM JOY, BERNADETTE LOUISE & NATALIE SWAIN, SONIC YOUTH, TO ARMS ETC.

ORGAN 289 - WOMEN, MAEGASHIRA, DANKO JONES, JACK SHIRT, FEN, LOW BUDGET ORCHESTRA, MEN OF UNITUS, GRAHAM REYNOLDS AND THE GOLDEN ARM TRIO, OH ATOMS, DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS, THE WOE BETIDES, DEVOTCHKA, THE SOCIAL, AWESOME WELLS, LITHURGY, SUNDAY SCHOOL, RON ASHETON, JAGJAGUWAR....

ORGAN 288 - FIGHT LIKE APES, ANATHALLO, SHRAG, THE THREE AGES OF ELVIS, ORPHANS, CUDDLY SHARKS, MOLLOY, IRON FIRE, RED EYED LEGENDS, THE HIGH WIRE, SHOCK ELEVATOR FAMILY, LADYDOLL, IVAN CAMPO, VESSELS, COLT, THE NERVES...

ORGAN 287 - THE JELAS, ZACH HILL, THE PRESENT, TRENCHER, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, FIGHT LIKE APES, THE PRODIFY, INDYMEDIA, RED PAINTED RED, THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING, HOWL GRIFF, WHITE SHOES BLACK HEART, LOST ROBOTS, COCONUT, GRAVE DIGGER, PERFECT AS CATS: A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE, THE RETAIL SECTORS, THE CAPITOL YEARS, LITTLE WOMEN, ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, THE MAXIMUM DANGER PROJECT, MISS COSMOS, FIRESUITE, FAIRYTALE, THE YALLA YALLAS, SLARAFFENKLANG, LIARS... 

ORGAN 286 - HUNTSVILLE, SOUTH CENTRAL, THE THING, ROSE KEMP, HANDS ON HEADS, PLUG, SPECIALISATION IS FOR INSECTS, BEFORE THE DAWN, ELECTRIC MUD GENERATOR, THE TRUTH ABOUT FRANK, CHARLIE BARNES, THE PINE HILL HAINTS, SONIC RONDEZVOUS BAND, AGATHOCLES, THE TROUBADORS, THE WICKED SOUNDTRACK by AL JOURGENSEN, WEDNESDAY 13, LOSS LEADER, CARRY ON LOVIN’, A VERY CHERRY CHRISTMAS VOL 4,  RALFE BAND, RAW POO, SILVERY, LOS, KONG, THE FM FLASH, SEELAND, I AM IMMUNE, BROKEN ARM, MORIARTY, DUMB INSTRUMENT, LOUIS BARABBAS AND THE BLACK VELVET BAND, BLACK CHANNELS, ANTHEMS, SPOOKBOY, LONG HAT PINS, LOS CONIOS, BOY OUTSIDE, LOCI, THE DO OR DIES, The FRESHWHIP art collective, that 696 form and more...

ORGAN 285 - GALLON DRUNK, SONVAR, MATT ELLIOTT, PSYCHIC TV, SUSPYRE, PAPIER TIGRE, RUDE MECHANICALS THE CURSORS, more on AMANDA PALMER'S beautiful belly, THURSTON MOORE's new cassette only fetish flavoured release... oh lots of stuff, DAMON & NAOMI, THE ERGS, ANARCHISTWOOD, ABE VIGODA and more, go read and see...

ORGAN 284 - Do we need to go type out a list? Just go have a look...

ORGAN 283 - THE WELCOME WAGON, TIM AND SAM'S TIM AND SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM, JARMEAN? NASHVILLE PUSSY, RUBELLA BALLET, VOLCANO!, THE LAKE SITUATION, SUBHUMANS, GLOBO, KAYO DOT, I LIKE TRAINS, PREGO, THE VERVE, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, CRISIS NEVER ENDS, SIX FEET UNDER, USELESS ID, BITCHES SIN, SLICK'S KITCHEN, JE SUIS ANIMAL, SEVERAL UNION, GUILLOTINE, DEAD OR AMERICAN, THE JOHN HENRYS, BURNING PILOT and more... 

ORGAN 282 - Oh loads of stuff, go see....

ORGAN 281 - F**KED UP, ROLO TOMASSI, MoHa!, SEMAPHORE, THE MINIONS, CHICKENHAWK  TROST, MAGNOLIA, LEFT TO VANISH, FREDRICK STANLEY STAR, HEADLESS HEROES, TORTUGA, THE BOAT PEOPLE, BARR, SAMMY HAGAR, BORN FROM, ROB HIMSELF, THE DeRELLAS, THE RACE, CONOR OBERST, DEPARTMENT S, MARILLION, 11:59, GHOSTFIRE, HANDMADE & BOUND...

ORGAN 280 - AIDS WOLF, THE PROCESS, RIOTGOD, SLITVEIN, TO THE BONES, LOYAL TROOPER, ALISON O’DONNELL, THREATMANTICS, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, EARTHLESS, CROWPATH, THE COMPUTERS, MIA VIGAR, BRIMSTONE HOWL, SATYRICON, THE ESTRANGED, MERCURY REV, AS EDEN BURNS, SUPERSUCKERS, CARNAL DECAY, PSAPP, DANKO JONES, JOHNNY COLA & THE A-GRADES, UNFOLD PRESENTS: TRU THOUGHTS HIP HOP, KUNG FU SUPER SOUNDS, MADE IN MEXICO, KOSMISCHE, DESERT MUSIC SCHOOL BENEFIT....

ORGAN 279 - DEERHOOF, MARTIN ORFORD, CUTTHROAT CONVENTION, SPEECH DEBELLE, OVER THE WALL, SOUTH CENTRAL, MAYORS OF MIYAZAKI, DIAGONAL, CONSOLATION PRIZEFIGHTER, DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN, THE RAMPTON RELEASE DATE, NANAS REVENGE, DISTANCE TO FAULT, MARSHALL LAW, SPEED THEORY, JUD, SOLITARY, FAILSAFE, EASTER, THE ACORN, FROM MONUMENT TO MASSES, STONE GODS, VOO, EDO BRIGHTON PROTESTS... 

ORGAN 278 - ORIGINAL SILENCE, INERTIA BLOOMS, TRANSMISSION, REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES, THE RAYOGRAPHS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, THE BEDROOM PROJECT, MISPELT (TWOPOINTZERO), MONKEY FIGHTERS, EXODUS, BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, PAUL J.ABBOTT, DEERHUNTER, KILL THE CLIENT, RAY, HELGRIND, MARTUTA, ROBIN TAYLOR, INCASSUM, FLOWING TEARS, DANIEL LAND & THE MODERN PAINTERS, THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE, I HATE KATE, AIRBOURNE, EXIT CALM, THE PADDINGTONS, SILVERY, MAYBESHEWILL, HER NAME IS CALLA, WE ROCK LIKE GIRLS DON’T, HAYMAN WATKINS TROUT & LEE, MAXWELL DAVIES... 

ORGAN 277 - yeah yeah, a non stop operation....

ORGAN 276 - Oh go have a look, do we have to list it everyweek, we had loads of great stuff last week, classic week for new music... 

ORGAN 275 - GRAILS, BEATGLIDER, THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT, TO THE BONES, SEA SICK, F**K BUTTONS, STE McCABE, THE BARDO, GENTLE GIANT, THE ALL NEW ADVENTURES OF US, HANSON BOTHERS, RUMORS OF GEHENNA, ACID MOTHER TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO, JMC, P.G.LOST, UGLY STICK, A TEXTBOOK TRAGEDY, NO RETURN, TRIVIUM,  AMANDA PALMER, THE DeBRETTS,  TEMPORARY RESIDENCE...

ORGAN 274 - UNIVERS ZERO, HAUSCHKA, COUNTRYSIDE, MANIQUI LAZER, MAB, MILK ROAR, HYDRA, MAGICIAN, KIMYA DAWSON, STRIBORG, ROSE KEMP, VOLBEAT, THE BOBBY McGEES,  THE MAY FIRE, MOOSE FACTORY, PRO-PAIN, TRIP LAVA, A POETIC YESTERDAY, LORD BELIEL, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, FROM PLAN TO PROGRESS, BOWERBIRDS, BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES, DAMIEN HURST, CLIFF'S SINGLE, ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES... 

ORGAN 273 - CONSTANTINES, WOODBOX GANG, RA RA RIOT, MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, PERHAPS CONTRAPTION, AMANDA PALMER, BYE BYE CANDY, OF THE I, RUDE MECHANICALS, ANARCHISTWOOD, GIRLSCHOOL, ICED EARTH, ICED EARTH, BLOOD CEREMONY, TONAL OAK, SOULS, FALLEN, PURE INC, BULLET, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, THE TAMBORINES, EX-GIRL, DESTINATION:OBLIVION, JOE MEEK....

ORGAN 272 - YOUNG WIDOWS, AMANDA PALMER, EHNAHRE, GRASSCUT, PRINTS, THE FRENCH QUARTER, POPE JOAN, THE VERVE, BUFFALO KILLERS, MISERATION, DRAGONFORCE, THE MONO EFFECT, BONKERSFEST ‘08, NOUGHT, GERTUDE, TO THE BONES, ROLLINS, BOBBY BARKER, ONE TRUE DOG, BLUEZZ INTOXICATED, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, F*CKED UP, IMPROV EVERYWHERE, CLIFF... 
 

 
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