THURSTON MOORE – Song For Ewe
Sep21

THURSTON MOORE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is an absolute barnstorming guitar hero of mine, someone whose records I have been dutifully buying and gainfully enjoying since I started writing the original zine 3 decades or so ago. Unmistakable in sound, and sheer in presence, Thurston Moore, as a founder of one of my...

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MJ GUIDER – Song For Ewe
Sep16

MJ GUIDER – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is known by her friends as Melissa Guion but musically she is MJ Guider, whose second album “Sour Cherry Bell” on Kranky (home of VS favs Labradford, and featuring alumni like Bowery Electric) is about to drop (that’s what they say right?) this Friday. Except...

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Happy 70th Birthday: MICHAEL ROTHER of NEU! & KRAFTWERK – Song For Ewe
Sep02

Happy 70th Birthday: MICHAEL ROTHER of NEU! & KRAFTWERK – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with MICHAEL ROTHER of NEU! & KRAFTWERK Addendum: On the occasion of Michael Rother’s 70th birthday! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag Herr Rother! (originally published 2016). “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Legend is an over-used term, but rarely is it more deserved than for today’s esteemed guest....

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JOE THOMPSON of WRONG SPEED RECORDS – Lucky 7
Sep01

JOE THOMPSON of WRONG SPEED RECORDS – Lucky 7

LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own…today it’s the embryonic yet brilliant Wrong Speed Records, run by someone whose jib I very much admire, Joe Thompson. Joe has featured on these pages before as a founder member of the industriously noisy and inventive band Hey Colossus, a group of many members, and like all great musical gangs, multifarious sonic...

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