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Friday, July 9, 2010

Uncut

Uncut, August 2010. (c) www.uncut.co.uk/magazine.

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August's Uncut arrived yesterday and during a quick glance over breakfast I noticed another "Great Lost Albums" feature. As I half-heartedly thumbed to page 34 something immediately caught the eye.
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8 THE DISTRACTIONS
Nobody’s Perfect,
ISLAND, 1980
This lost Manchester band, who also released a single on Factory, was picked up by quite a few Uncut readers. “A great punk/pop record released in 1980,” remembers Mark Johnson, “mixing punk energy with ‘60s pop songcraft. I ‘downloaded’ it in ’82 by borrowing the vinyl album from a library and copying it onto a C90 cassette. I played the tape to destruction."


p.s. Also a mention of The Distractions' Occultation label mates, The Wild Swans in An Audience With... Courtney Love on page 26: "...But that time in Toxteth [Liverpool] was great. We lived in a lovely squat on Devonshire Road with Pete de Frietas, Paul Simpson from The Wild Swans and Julian [Cope]."

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