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MUSIC TO SET FIRES BY

Corrosion of Conformity (‘COC’ to terrified Marketing Departments everywhere) were a ragged agit-prop hardcore band who released albums with names like AnimosityEye for an Eye and Technocracy in the mid to late ‘80s.

PATRONS ONLY - FARGO ROCK CITY

Imagine, if you will, growing up in isolated, pre-internet far western NSW.

So isolated that the closest capital city, 500ks away, is Adelaide, and not the actual capital delineated by that future spear-cushion fuckwit James Cook back in 1770.

That's Sydney, for the record, which is a lazy 1200ks east of Broken Hill, which, of course, I am talking about, because you're lovely and know me well.

PATRONS ONLY - COLLATERAL DAMAGE

I picked up my copy of Collateral Damage: The Zodiac Mindwarp American Tour Diaries from the late, lamented Polyester Books on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in 2004.

Ever the savvy economic manager, I dropped ten percent of the 500 bucks I’d earned (at roughly $7.50 an hour) making my mates Neon’s debut clip for a major label on this and Fucked By Rock.

HIGHWAY TO NELL

The Maitland raised, Sydney-based Nell — like many rock stars, the artist goes by a singular name — opened her eponymous show at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) last month.

THE DEAD WEATHER - DODGE AND BURN

So, then, to the third full release from alt-rawk supergroup The Dead Weather.

Five years since sophomore effort Sea of Cowards comes Dodge and Burn(welcome, Photoshop fiends!), the third in what could be characterised as a trilogy of thematically and musically complementary offerings.