So there's no chance of getting Keith Moon to play with The Who at the Olympics, for shame. Cowards, says I.
Still, Marilyn Manson has said something which has set tongues wagging. It's almost as if he has a new album to promote.
We take a look at new stuff from Bieber, Polar, the excellent Slugabed and hail a thoroughly welcome return from Garbage.
Releases reviewed: Justin Bieber - Girlfriend (out now), Polar - H.E.L.L. (from the album Iron Lungs, out now), Engelbert Humperdink - Love Will Set You Free (out now), Slugabed - Sex (from the album Time Team, out now), Garbage - Blood for Poppies (from the album Not Your Kind of People, out 14th May).
*Musical note: the Scotch Snap technically consists of a stressed (ie on the beat) sixteenth note, or semiquaver, followed by a dotted eighth note or quaver. Usually dotted rythms have the longer note first; it is that reversal of expectation that makes the snap so distinctive. It is a key rhythmic signature of Scottish traditional music.
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