The 1975 Award

Have things REALLY changed since the days of Yvonne Turner? Now even Jameela Jamil is getting stick from people who claim she couldn’t possibly have worked on her boyfriend’s album…

Back in the 1980s, there was a female producer and remixer called Yvonne Turner. You might not have heard of her - I only discovered her existence around three years ago - but she played a crucial role in the development of house music dubs. Were it not for her…

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Nervous Records and their awful sexist advertising makes an unwelcome return – but the eagle-eyed of you might notice there’s a few places where a veneer of respectability goes up…

I remember pretty much every episode from Channel 4’s legendary comedy series Father Ted. But one episode that I remember more than most is “Rock A Hula Ted”. In it, the main protagonist Father Ted Crilly is asked to be a judge for the Lovely Girls competition - anyone from…

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Now they’re even trying to make microphone isolators sexy! Kaotica Eyeball is meant to keep your vocal recordings clean – but do they REALLY need to do a Nervous to plug it?

The extent which some people will go to in order to advertise their products never ceases to astonish me. Things have certainly changed since the first advert on British TV back in 1955 - for Gibbs SR toothpaste. But at least you knew what the product was. Which is more…

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Is the next one going to be naked, Mr Weiss? Nervous Records latest advert shows even fewer clothes as sexist 1970s advertising continues unabated

I'm beginning to think that Michael Weiss, the man in charge at Nervous Records, is trolling me. I've been repeatedly pointing out over the past few months that the models being used by his label's advertising department are wearing less and less each time. So, what's just happened? This, last…

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