Stiff Little Fingers interview; articles on September 67, Anrimeal, Dutch cassettes, WFHS

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Jason Gross

Mar 31, 2021, 8:07:32 PM3/31/21

In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever <>, you'll find (among other things):

Computer folkie by Michael Freerix
"With her sketchy, dreamlike songwriting, Ana Rita de Melo Alves, who calls herself Anrimeal, travels on a highway that in the past has been defined by songwriters like Elliott Smith and Syd Barrett. Alves writes songs and sings to herself, in front of a fragile background of violin, guitar, piano, flutes, and percussion. She somehow reflects the silence around her, but gives it a special kind of air."

'80's indie history/hatred by Frans de Waard
"Author Frans de Waard recently collected four volumes of his 'Dutch Cassette Catalog,' chronicling his research into this fascinating indie cassette culture from 1983 to 1987. The new book includes not only his extensive listings but also flyers (which are both historic and beautifully designed), articles and even (as you'll see here) some hate mail."

Femme indie folk rockers by Kurt Wildermuth
"September 67 wasn't the beginning of fall after the so-called summer of love. It was a pop-rock duo, whose one album, 'Lucky Shoe,' was released on CD and LP in 1996. And you most likely don't remember the duo or the album unless you collect indie-rock trivia."

Interview- inflammable Irish punks by David DiPietro
"Along with the Clash, Belfast's Stiff Little Fingers were amongst the first punk bands to dive into social and personal issues, other than Anarchy in the U.K. Coming together in 1977, SLF was co-founded by guitarist Henry Cluney. Most of the early songs were written by singer/guitarist Jake Burns and co-manager Gordon Ogilvie but Cluney had a few songs on the first album (1979's Inflammable Material), which became the first indie record to chart in the UK. SLF became part of the small but nascent Irish punk scene and known for their lyrics reflecting the British occupation/war there. "

Baltimore radio remembered by Daniel Hess
"For so many in Baltimore, WHFS had become a staple of alternative rock and a discovery source for emerging artists. Steve Khuon recounted a memory from his time listening to the station. "I bought my first Audioslave album after hearing ‘Like a Stone' on the station." The sudden loss of WHFS was a huge blow to the music scene in Baltimore, but what made the station so special?"

We also have a Spotify playlist with most of the artists above here:

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