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Viv Albertine
« on: December 06, 2010, 07:22:15 PM »
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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 07:27:40 PM »
Oh, by the way, its her Xmas gift to us all:

"VIV ALBERTINE
Home Sweet Home (…at Christmas)

Let’s face it, Christmas never goes to plan. There’s always something that gets in the
way. The perfect seasonal tale, with it’s Dickensian morality or heartwarming
Hollywood values is, for the vast majority of the human race, an unattainable myth…

This year, we’re hoping that Simon Cowell chokes on his turkey feet and chips when
he realises that his Government-sanctioned Z Factor chart dominance has been
trounced by the return of a much-loved British punk icon.

Yes, legendary former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine has recorded the ultimate
alternative Christmas song, It’s titled "Home Sweet Home (...at Christmas)". What an
incredible triumph of taste, humour, politics, feminism, counter-culture and freedom
of thought it would be to elevate this record to a mainstream hit, sweeping aside the
misogynist, ageist, sterile teen pap that the pop moguls would love to lumber us with.

Viv Albertine shot to prominence in 1976 as lead guitarist of the original all-girl punk
band The Slits. The band became hugely influential, both musically and culturally.
They meshed punk and reggae culture, and smashed the preconceptions surrounding
“women in rock”. The band’s debut album Cut is still regularly cited on lists of the
greatest albums ever made.

Viv retired from music after The Slits disbanded in 1982, but has been making a
gradual return over the last two years.

“Home Sweet Home (…at Christmas)” not only showcases the imagination,
originality and chops that changed rock music forever in the Seventies, it also
demonstrates that Albertine has lost none of her edge and wit. Time has failed to
diminish her willingness to challenge convention, throw a spanner in the works, and
unite people under a banner of well-natured honesty.

Virginia Woolf once stated that the three rules of great writing were to survive, create
beauty, and tell the truth. Viv Albertine did this as a girl and a young woman, and
now she’s doing it again. Give her your support, and give her your ears.

And if you want an easy comparison for your simple-minded editors, just tell them
that she’s, like, the Tracy Emin of rock…

JUDE RAWLINS, LONDON 16 NOV 2010"
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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 02:32:05 PM »
http://www.music-news.com/showreview.asp?H=Viv-Albertine<br-/>The-Enterprise,-Camden&nReviewID=6706
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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 05:55:06 PM »
Thanks, I saw Viv here in Bristol last year, it was a great set, although sadly under-attended.

The link to the free download has been removed by Viv (confirmed by burningshed.com), so, if someone can upload the track to rapidshare or somewhere for me I'd appreciate it.

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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 07:00:24 PM »
Far too hi-tech for me I'm afraid, but if you Personal Message me your email I'll send it to you.
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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 08:16:21 PM »
Nice one Fred, thanks a lot.

Here's a 2009 BBC session for anyone interested (1 track, 20.6MB, MP2 format) -

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Viv Albertine - BBC Session (for Cerys Matthews show, with Chris Hawkins sitting in for Cerys Matthews)
BBC 6 Music Studios, London, U.K. 11th December 2009
1. Introduction / interview
2. Couples Are Creepy
3. Interview
4. Confessions of a MILF
5. Closing comments

http://rapidshare.com/files/445680474/Viv_Albertine_2009-12-11.mp2

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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 08:17:36 PM »
And thanks to you - downloading now...
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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 03:12:05 PM »
Viv appears on this 30 minute show where they discuss and debate music with Viv championing Patti Smith's Gloria: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011c0s6  it also seems she was eh very close to Mick Jones....

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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 03:49:47 PM »
Can't get it to work - anyone else have the same problem?
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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 01:28:20 PM »
It's working now.
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Re: Free Download from Viv Albertine
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 01:59:28 PM »
Worth a listen - cheers Al!
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Re: Viv Albertine
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2014, 03:58:19 PM »
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Re: Viv Albertine
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2014, 08:39:52 PM »
Large article on her in today's Sunday Times - with extracts from her new book in the Magazine....

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Re: Viv Albertine
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Re: Viv Albertine
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2014, 02:26:54 PM »
That'll be good! You lucky Liverpudlians you!

Hopefully, she may do more if that goes well...
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