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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Doesn't Bother Me

Here's a full-page advert and a review of the first Island single, It Doesn't Bother Me b/w One Way Love, courtesy of the Manchester District Music Archive and their City Fun - The Hidden History of Manchester's Post-Punk Fanzines exhibition.  It's not clear why the advert has been sliced and pulled in half, and that review certainly makes some bold predictions for The Distractions...


'It Doesn't Bother Me!' (Island)

Likewise, this is a dreadful chunk of overrated non-active garbage from one of the most boring pop acts of all time.  (Just watch those temperatures rise, ha-ha).  Please read on cos I'm only jesting.  This is, in fact, one of the finest pop singles of the past three years.  Island have succeeded in transforming an old ruby into a new diamond.  A light, hollow sound now replaces the perhaps slightly messy approach approach of the TJM version.  Simply sensational and I can't find a fault.  I've never known anyone who dislikes The Distractions and THAT is the reason why they are destined to be our city's most successful band since 10cc.  I'm sure of it.

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