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"Boy, did YOU pick the wrong fuckin' guy!"
--Paul Gross, Men With Brooms

I'm just realising how good The Kinks were. Probably the best band of the Sixties.

The godfathers of punk and with lyrics about modern Britain the godfathers or Britpop, although Ray Davies, who's still alive, disputes that.
 
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The Animals - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (1965)

This song by the Newcastle band reached No3 in Britain, No4 in Canada and No15 in the US

 
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Skindred - "Set Fazers" (2023)

The Welsh reggae rockers are back with new singles and a new album

 

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Bullet For My Valentine - "Omen" (2023)

Hailing from Bridgend, South Wales, the heavy metallers have sold over 3 million records worldwide

 

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Tasmin Archer: "Sleeping Satellite" (1992)

The British singer-songwriter had a UK No1 hit with this song about the Apollo Moon missions of 1968-1972.

In 2015, via ESA, Archer, who is now 60, sent a message to British astronaut Tim Peake during his mission on the ISS.

Archer won a Brit Award for Best British Newcomer and she joked that she keeps the trophy in her kitchen to use as a meat tenderiser.

 
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Haddaway - "What Is Love" (1993)

The German singer had a Europe-wide hit with this song

 

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Liam Gallagher and John Squire - "Mars to Liverpool"
(2024)

The former frontman of Oasis and the former guitarist of The Stone Roses - two great bands of the Manchester music scene - have teamed up to create new music and a new album, which is on its way

 

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The Libertines - "Shiver" (2024)

The London garage rockers are back


The new album - "All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade" - is out on 8th March

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Judas Priest - "Crown of Horns" (2024)

The Birmingham heavy metal band's latest song

 

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The Libertines - "Night of the Hunter" (2024)

The Londoners are back with new singles and a new album

Pete Doherty - Lead vocals, guitar
Carl Barât - Lead vocals, guitar
John Hassall - Bass
Gary Powell - Drums

 
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Depeche Mode - "Before We Drown" (2024)

Dave Gahan - Vocals
Martin Gore - Keyboards, guitar, backing vocals

The mighty Essex synth rockers Depeche Mode are one of the world's most influential artists and the world's most successful electronic group, having sold more than 100 million records globally for over 40 years. They are one of the most recognisable names in popular music, known the world over for their blend of dark electronica and rock.

Today due to departures and that inevitability - death - only two remain in the band but Depeche Mode still goes on...

 
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Neck Deep - "Dumbstruck Dumbfuck" (2024)

The Wrexham pop punkers - described as the Welsh Blink 182 - have released their latest single


The new album was released on 19th January...

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Depeche Mode - "Enjoy The Silence" (1990)

To celebrate one of the world's greatest and most successful bands still releasing new music after over 40 years here's Depeche Mode's biggest selling single.

This video got 2.4 million likes on YouTube...

 

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Jona Lewie - "You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties" (1980)

This song reached No16 in the UK chart in May 1980.

In December of that year Lewie released "Stop the Cavalry", now a favourite Christmas hit in Britain.

One of the two female backing vocalists in this song and in the video is the late Kirsty MacColl, who went on to have a massive Christmas hit with The Pogues - "Fairytale of New York" - in 1987.

Lewie also played the keyboards in his songs, although for this hit he had someone pretending to play them on stage...

 
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Herman's Hermits - "No Milk Today" (1966)

Released in September 1966, the Manchester rockers had a UK No7 hit with this song.

The song was written by Graham Gouldman, bassist of Birmingham rockers 10cc, for the Manchester rock band The Hollies, but instead it was Herman's Hermits who released it.

The song is about somebody who has left a note outside their front door ordering the milkman to deliver less milk, because their lover has just moved out...

 
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The Troggs - "With A Girl Like You" (1966)

The Troggs hail from Andover in Hampshire - a town famous for housing the headquarters of the British Army.

Famous for co-founding punk - along with fellow British band The Kinks - in July 1966 they scored a UK No1 hit with this song in the month that England won the World Cup.

The Troggs are still performing today...

 

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The Clash - "London's Burning" (1977)

Despite the song's title, this hit by the London punk band was about the boredom of TV, especially in an era when Britain had just three TV channels.

The song's name derived from a nursery rhyme about the 1666 Great Fire of London...

 

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Sleep Token - "Take Me Back To Eden" (2023)

The masked London rockers, formed in 2016, have been hailed as the British Slipknot