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IMMODESTY BLAIZE presents BURLESQUE UNDRESSED (EMI DVD)

IMMODESTY BLAIZE presents BURLESQUE UNDRESSED (EMI DVD)

Well, if you can have an Olympic event on the parallel bars, why not on a vertical bar -- especially when many thousands of people across the world are dedicated to it. So why not pole dancing as demonstation sport at the next Olympics leading to official recognition as sport thereafter? Well, here is why not. Pole dancing is, like, just...

MARILYN MANSON INTERVIEWED (1999): The spook circus, cont'd

MARILYN MANSON INTERVIEWED (1999): The spook circus, cont'd

The curious thing about Marilyn Manson isn't the pancake makeup, the alarming contact lenses or even the cover of his latest album, Mechanical Animals, where he's some kind of naked androgynous character looking like a leftover from the cover shoot for David Bowie's 1974 Diamond Dogs album. No, the curious thing is that the music - which we...

LADY GAGA, ONE SEQUIN AT A TIME, a doco by SONIA ANDERSON

LADY GAGA, ONE SEQUIN AT A TIME, a doco by SONIA ANDERSON

The famous British DJ Jimmy Savile wore a suit made of bananas when he was hosting a television show. Copying Lady Gaga's notorious "meat dress"? Not at all. Savile -- now Sir Jimmy -- wore his eye-catching clobber on Top of the Pops back in the Seventies. Visually striking and an icon she may be, but you certainly couldn't...

KATE BUSH; A LIFE OF SURPRISES (Chrome Dreams DVD)

KATE BUSH; A LIFE OF SURPRISES (Chrome Dreams DVD)

When the frequently reclusive Kate Bush reappeared recently with her album Director's Cut -- on which she returned to 11 of her earlier songs to revise them -- there was the inevitable flurry of interest in her again. (Typically she did few interviews, possibly even only the one in Mojo.) However the album was underwhelming and received only...

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