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Kevin Ayers – RIP

I would guess that most people haven’t heard of Kevin Ayers, who has recently died, aged 68. Ayers spent most of his adult life battling addiction problems, whilst making some of the most innovative and influential pop music of the … Continue reading

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Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – the band that never made it

They were formed in Carmarthen, west Wales in 1991. ‘Gork’ was school slang for a dimwit, ‘Zygotic’ as in O Level biology, and ‘Mynci’ as in the Welsh for monkey. With a name like that, and being talented musicians, they … Continue reading

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Kevin Ayers – the reluctant rock star

This is ‘Song for Insane Times’, from the debut solo album by Kevin Ayers, called Joy of a Toy, which was released in 1969… Before going solo, Kevin Ayes had been a founding member of Soft Machine. This band was … Continue reading

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