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Best of 2017

Best of 2017

Books

Harley Flanagan: “Hard-Core: Life of My Own”, John Berger: “Art and Revolution”, Jack Olsen: “Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt”, Cosey Fanni Tutti: “Art Sex Music”, Edmund Gordon: “The Invention of Angela Carter”, Dave Sherry: Russia 1917: Worker’s Power and the Festival of the Oppressed”, Tim Sanders and John Newsinger: “1917: Russia’s Red Year”, Dave Randall: “Sound System”, Manning Marable: “Malcom X: A Life of Reinvention”, John Molyneux: “Lenin For Today”, Erdmut Wizisla: “Benjamin and Brecht: The Story of a Friendship”, Victoria Lomasko: “Other Russias”, Tony Cliff: “Trotsky 1879-1917 – Volume One: Towards October”, “Trotsky 1917 – 1923 Volume Two – The Sword of the Revolution”, “Trotsky 1923 – 1927 Volume Three – Fighting the Rising Stalinist Bureaucracy”,  George Paizis: “Michel Martinet: Poet of the Revolution”, Adelle Stripe: “Black Teeth and A Brilliant Smile”, Tom Mills: “The BBC: Myth of a Public Service”, Ryszard Kapuscinski: “Nobody Leaves”, Paul Foot: “Red Shelley”, Holly George Warren: “A Man Called Destruction – The Life and Times of Alex Chilton from the Box Tops to Big Star to Back Door Man”, John Newsinger: “Fighting Back: The American Working Class in the 1930s”,

Exhibitions

“Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932” at the Royal Academy, London

COUM Transmissions at the Humber Street Gallery, Hull

“Boom For Real: Jean-Michel Basquiat” at The Barbican, London

Films (DVD)

“Vivre Sa Vie” (Godard), “Comrades” (Douglas), “Hara Kiri” (Kobayashi), “De Palma” documentary (Baumbach), “Larks on A String” (Menzel), “Hard Times” (Hill), “Peppermint Soda” (Kurys), “Mouchette”, (Bresson), “Love Is Colder Than Death”, Katzelmacher”, “Gods of the Plague”, “The American Soldier”, “The Niklashausen Journey” (Fassbinder), “Secret Defense” (Rivette), “A Touch of Zen” (Hu), “Alice” (Svankmajer)

Gigs

Guttersnipe/Ragana/SBSM at Wharf Chambers, 2nd June, Leeds, Acid Mothers Temple at The Crescent, 24th October, York, Algiers at the Brudenell Social Club, 27th November, Leeds.

Music (New)

Power Trip: “Nightmare Logic”, Thundercat: “Drunk”, The Clientele: “Music For the Age of Miracles”, Unearthly Trance: “Stalking the Ghost”, Children of Alice: “S/T”, David Bowie: “No Plan” EP, The Obsessed: “Sacred”, “Arcadea: “S/T”, Anohni: “Paradise” EP, Pharmakon, “Contact”, Mastodon: “Emperor of Sand”, Pyrrhon: “Running Out of Skin, “What Passes for Survival”, Royal Trux: “Platinum Tips and Ice Cream”, Beastmaker: “Inside the Skull”, Chelsea Wolfe: “Hiss Spun”, Circle: “Terminal”, Laibach: “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, EMA: “Exile in the Outer Ring”, Zola Jesus: “Okovi”, Inter Arma: “Paradise Gallows”, Primitive Man: “Caustic”, St Vincent: “Masseduction”, Ryan Adams: “Prisoner”, Bell Witch: “Mirror Reaper”, Electric Wizard: “Wizard Bloody Wizard”, Angel Olsen: “Phases”,

Music (Old)

Erase Errata: “Lost Weekend” EP, Lifetones: “To A Reason”, The Lord Weird Slough Feg: “Down Among the Dead Men”, The Plasmatics: “Coup D’Etat”, Graeme Miller & Steve Shill: “The Moomins”, Buzzoven: …”At A Loss”, Music Blues: “Things Haven’t Gone Well”, Yoko Ono: “Fly”, Cloud Rat: “Discography 2010 – 2015”, Celtic Frost, “Morbid Tales”, “To Mega Therion”, “Into the Pandemonium”, Voivod: “RRROOOAAARRR!”, “Killing Technology”, “Dimension Hatross”, DAF: Das Ist DAF”, Flying Lotus: “You’re Dead!”, Alex Chilton: “The Complete 1970 Sessions”, A Certain Ratio: “The Graveyard and the Ballroom”, “To Each…”, Miles Davis: “Get Up With It”, Mahavishnu Orchestra: “The Lost Trident Sessions”,

RIP

John Berger, Jaki Liebezeit, Overend Watts, John Hurt, Emmanuelle Riva, John Wetton, Dick Bruna,  Bill Paxton, Hideo Ikeezumi, Raymond Kopa, Maggie Roche, Derek Walcott, Chuck Berry, Colin Dexter, David Storey, Elyse Steinman, Darcus Howe, Leo Baxendale, Kevin Garcia, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Anita Pallenberg, John Avildsen, Barry Norman, George Romero, Martin Landau, John Heard, Sam Shepherd, Jeanne Moreau, William Hjortsberg, Robert Hardy, Hywel Bennett, Glen Campbell, Dave Gibson, Liz McKean, Brian Aldiss, Gustav Metzger, Tobe Hooper, Walter Becker, Holger Czukay, Grant Hart, Frank Vincent, Harry Dean Stanton, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Anne Wiazemsky, Sean Hughes, Martin Eric Ain, Chuck Mosley, Malcolm Young, Jana Novotna.

 

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