Sunday, May 04, 2008

This week just gone

The ten-most searched phrases bringing people into No Rock this month were:

1. No Rock And Roll Fun
2. Lily Allen naked
3. Lilly Allen naked
4. Darkobit
5. Heather Mills naked
6. Miley Cyrus bra
7. McFly naked
8. R Kelly sex video
9. Beth Ditto
10. Amy Winehouse sex

Bubbling under was Robbie Williams fat; Klaus Dinger; Frosty Freeze; "george lamb" and Rex Bob Lowenstein. Down in the longtail: Blur naked; "breaking up" + "live in girlfriend"; "free cd" overcoming homosexuality and - chillingly - "if I had a hammer" handy andy mp3.

This was what we flogged:

Fosca - The Painted Side Of The Rocket

Half Man Half Biscuit - CSI Ambleside Bad Losers On Yahoo Chess, Took Problem Chimp To The Ideal Home Show and many, many more...

The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent This week's like one big Peel show

Deus - Vantage Point A "special edition" of Belgian hippery

Portishead - Third Once as important to young people's dinner parties as hiding the empty Ragu sauce jars - can Portishead still matter?

Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw Brand new Tindersticks stuff, bringing miserable joy

Robert Forster - The Evangelist

ABC - Traffic Brave stab at an all-new album for a band with a 'just the hits' audience

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

The Owl Service Spooky avian plate haunty goings-on in Wales

Teenage Kicks John Peel goes in search of The Undertones story. Luckily, he finds it.