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Articles by Jason Draper

Rock’n’Roll Suicide: Behind The David Bowie Song That Foretold Ziggy’s Doom
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Rock’n’Roll Suicide: Behind The David Bowie Song That Foretold Ziggy’s Doom

Closing the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ album, the song Rock’n’Roll Suicide was arguably David Bowie’s first theatrical masterstroke.

‘13’: A Track-By-Track Guide To Every Song On Blur’s Classic Album
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‘13’: A Track-By-Track Guide To Every Song On Blur’s Classic Album

The ‘13’ album took Blur far beyond anything they’d ever done before, as revealed by this track-by-track guide to each of its songs.

Girls & Boys: How A Disco Pastiche Gave Blur Their Breakthrough Hit
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Girls & Boys: How A Disco Pastiche Gave Blur Their Breakthrough Hit

With its canny lyrics and irresistible beat, Girls & Boys is the career-making song that crowned Blur the kings of Britpop.

Tender: The Full Story Behind Blur’s Cathartic Love Song
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Tender: The Full Story Behind Blur’s Cathartic Love Song

The perfect collaboration between Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, Tender revealed a whole new side of Blur’s songwriting.

Rebel Rebel: Behind The David Bowie Song That Kissed Goodbye To Glam Rock
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Rebel Rebel: Behind The David Bowie Song That Kissed Goodbye To Glam Rock

Marking David Bowie’s final flirtation with glam rock, Rebel Rebel has proved to be a surprisingly enduring – and mutable – song.

Best David Bowie Songs: 50 Tracks That Rewrote The Rock Rulebook
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Best David Bowie Songs: 50 Tracks That Rewrote The Rock Rulebook

From art-rock manifestos to cinematic ballads and era-defining anthems, the best David Bowie songs changed the face of music forever.

Nothing Compares 2 U: The Full Story Behind Prince’s Incomparable Love Song
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Nothing Compares 2 U: The Full Story Behind Prince’s Incomparable Love Song

Written by Prince and made famous by Sinéad O’Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U is a landmark song of love and loss. Here’s why.

David Bowie And Bing Crosby: The Full Story Behind The Unlikely Christmas Duet
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David Bowie And Bing Crosby: The Full Story Behind The Unlikely Christmas Duet

David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s Christmas duet, Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, has become a much-loved seasonal classic. Here’s why.

Best Jim Morrison Lyrics: 15 Doors Songs That Are Pure Poetry
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Best Jim Morrison Lyrics: 15 Doors Songs That Are Pure Poetry

Daring to explore the darker sides of the psyche, the best Jim Morrison lyrics made The Doors leading lights of the countercultural rebellion.

‘World Record’ Was “A New Adventure” For Neil Young, Says Nils Lofgren
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‘World Record’ Was “A New Adventure” For Neil Young, Says Nils Lofgren

Created like no other Neil Young album, ‘World Record’ found the rock icon ‘fishing more than usual’, guitarist Nils Logfren tells Dig!

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