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Specials : Profile - Profiles
Jon Rogers examines the short-lived but influential career of the Specials, whose two albums, 'The Specials' and 'More Specials', have just been re-released in remastered double CD editions

Rush : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', Jon Rogers reflects on his favourite songs by Canadian prog rock band Rush

Profile : Siouxsie and the Banshees - Profiles
Jon Rogers examines the latter years of Siouxsie and the Banshees, who have just reissued their final four albums, 'Through the Looking Glass', 'Peek-A-Boo', 'Superstition' and 'The Rapture'

Jon Hassell : City: Works of Fiction - Favourite Album Reviews
Jon Rogers reflects on avant-garde composer and trumpeter Jon Hassell's 1990 recording 'City: Works of Fiction', which has just been reissued in a three CD box set

Lightnin' Hopkins : Free Form Patterns - Favourite Album Reviews
Jon Rogers examines Texan country blues guitarist Lightnin' Hopkins' 1968 album 'Free Form Patterns', which saw him collaborating with members of the 13th Floor Elevators and has just been reissued in a three CD box set

Hitting the Right Note : Special Rider Blues - Features
In his 'Hitting the Right Note' column, Jon Rogers looks at the excessive demands of rock band riders

John Cale and Terry Riley : Church of Anthrax - Favourite Album Reviews
Jon Rogers reflects on Velvet Underground multi-instrumentalist John Cale and minimalist composer Terry Riley's 1971 avant-garde collaboration 'Church of Anthrax', which has recently been re-released

Velvet Underground : White Light / White Heat, Part 3 - Profiles
In the final part of his three part series on the Velvet Underground's 1968 second LP 'White Light/White Heat', Jon Rogers examines critical perception of it since its release and its recent box set

Hitting the Right Note : One Direction - Features
Jon Rogers in 'Hitting the Right Note' reflects on the media's hypocritical attitude to recent reports of alleged drug taking in bestselling boy band One Direction

Primal Scream : (Gig of a Lifetime) Princess Charlotte, Leicester, September 1989 - Features
In our 'Gig of a Lifetime' series, Jon Rogers recalls attending a terrible Primal Scream gig in Leicester in 1989

Funkadelic : One Nation Under a Groove - Favourite Album Reviews
Jon Rogers looks at Funakdelic's breakthrough 1978 album 'One Nation Under a Grrove', which has recently been reissued in a new double CD edition

Velvet Underground : White Light/White Heat Part 2 - Profiles
In the second part of his three part series on the Velvet Underground's second LP 'White Light/White Heat', Jon Rogers continues to reflect upon its seminal impact

Velvet Underground : White Light/White Heat Part 1 - Profiles
In the first part of a three part series Jon Rogers examines the recording and making of the Velvet Underground's 1967 second album, 'White Light/White Heat'

Blue Nile : Peace At Last - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Jon Rogers examines the Blue Nile's 1996 third album 'Peace At Last', which has just been re-released in a deluxe version with an extra CD

Ten Songs That Made Me Love... : The Velvet Underground - Features
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Jon Rogers in tribute to Lou Reed, who died in October, reflects on some of his favourite songs by the Velvet Underground

Hitting the Right Note : Glastonbury - Features
In 'Hitting the Right Note' Jon Rogers reflects on Glastonbury, which this years will include amongst it headliners the Rolling Stones and Mumford and Sons, and its move away from alternative music and into the mainstream

Teardrop Explodes : Wilder - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Jon Rogers reflects upon the chaotic making of Liverpool post-punks the Teardrop Explodes' 1981 second and final album 'Wilder', which is about to be released in a new double CD edition

Hitting the Right Note : Where Did It All Go Wrong, Nick Cave? - Features
In 'Hitting the Right Note', Jon Rogers, after listening to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' latest album 'Push the Sky Away', asks where it all went wrong for Cave

Julian Cope : Saint Julian - Favourite Album Reviews
Jon Roger reflects on ex-Teardrop Explodes front man Juian Cope's recently re-released third solo album, 'Saint Julian'

Profile : Bill Withers - Profiles
Jon Rogers is impressed by 'The Complete Sussex and Columbia Album Masters', a new nine CD box set from soul giant Bill Withers

Hitting the Right Note : Rebecca Karijold's 'We Become Ourselves' - Features
In his 'Hitting the Right Note' column, Jon Rogers finds Norwegian singer-songwriter Rebekka Karijord's magical second album 'We Become Ourselves' deserving of attention

Profile : Velvet Underground Part 4 - Profiles
In the fourth part of his history on the Velvet Underground leading up to the release of their debut album 'The Velvet Underground and Nico', Jon Rogers describes a disastrous trip to California, which nevertheless allows the group to do some more recording and to finish off the classic album

Profile : Velvet Underground Part 5 - Profiles
Jon Rogers in the final part of his five part series on the Velvet Underground reflects upon critical reaction to their 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' album upon its release in 1967, and examines its new six CD box set

Profile : Velvet Underground Part 1 - Profiles
The Velvet Underground's classic 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' will be re-released in October in a five CD box set. In a multi-part series, Jon Rogers writes of the band's history up until its release. He begins by examining their first few months together

Profile : Velvet Underground Part 2 - Profiles
In the second part of his history on the Velvet Underground leading up to the release of their debut album 'The Velvet Underground and Nico', Jon Rogers writes of their first meeting with Andy Warhol and of them being introduced to Nico

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