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Retrospective: Sex Pistols Indecency Trial, Nottingham, 24 November 1977
9 months ago

Retrospective: Sex Pistols Indecency Trial, Nottingham, 24 November 1977

Never mind Black Friday – here’s the Sex Pistols Indecency Trial! When I did some investigative work earlier this year and discovered that 24 November 1977 was a very special date in Nottingham’s music history, I knew we had to celebrate it here on the Rockhaq Community. A special shout out to Nottingham Libraries for having this brilliant archive material to hand. And it’s all free, dammit.
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Retrospective: Radiohead’s OK Computer in 1997
1 year ago

Retrospective: Radiohead’s OK Computer in 1997

This week 20 years ago, Radiohead released their eagerly awaited third album, OK Computer. It was June 1997, the UK was still in the throes of Britpop with Oasis and Blur leading the charge. Yes, people were expecting a lot from Radiohead. Their second album, The Bends, was quietly released to an almost zero fan base in 1995. Yet with each single release, its impact slowly grew to show the world that they still deserved to be here.
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Retrospective: The Sex Pistols, God Save The Queen
6 years ago

Retrospective: The Sex Pistols, God Save The Queen

Can music really generate controversy nowadays? Can one song have a massive impact on an entire country, leading to outrage, mainstream censorship and even alleged fixing of its entry in the music charts? Some music can, and still does. A lot depends on timing.
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