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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jack Black - The Boys Print E-mail
Written by Jack Black   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:00

JackbfeIt’s almost a year to the day since we published Dom Daley’s chat with Jack Black, the original drummer with legendary UK punk rockers The Boys. That interview turned out not only be an insightful piece regarding the band’s rich history in music but also one of the ‘most read’ Uber Rock articles of all time. Today Jack returns to our virtual pages picking his ‘14’ songs that helped shape his life story. So read on to discover who is on his Midnite Mixtape.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Will Crewdson & Shaheena Dax - She Made Me Do It Print E-mail
Written by Will Crewdson & Shaheena Dax   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 04:00

shemixtape86Will Crewdson, currently on tour with Adam Ant, has teamed up with his former Rachel Stamp bandmate, Shaheena Dax, in She Made Me Do It, a New Wave Electronica outfit whose new album, 'Endless Dream State', was described by John Robb as the album Madonna dreams of making in 2015. Uber Rock asked the pair to compile their ultimate thirteen song mixtape... but they had to go one better.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Linus of Hollywood Print E-mail
Written by Linus Dotson   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:00

Linus 03Linus of Hollywood doesn’t care about musical genres. If it’s a good tune, then it’s a good tune. Currently one of the most in demand music producers on the West Coast, Linus is more than happy to spin an Abba LP over lunch and then throw Black ‘N Blue cassette tape in the car whilst on route to a Saxon concert! So when Uber Rock said “Pop” then we immediately thought of Linus Dotson and here for your delectation is a C90 fit to burst with his 13 favorite power pop jams.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Uber Rock's Guilty Pleasures - DumDums Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:20

dum86Formed in 1997, the DumDums were "created to be a reaction against the faceless, colourless, soulless pop that is around today." Sound familiar? When asked to contribute to our Uber Pop Weekend Jo Hayes was almost offended when we suggested she write of her love for the band in our Guilty Pleasures section. Read on to find out why.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Uber Rock's Guilty Pleasures - King Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:20

stepsintimeBack in the eighties Coventry based pop rockers King were signed to CBS Records for two studio albums, 'Steps In Time' and 'Bitter Sweet'. Uber Pop’s Johnny H takes a look back at their classic debut record and discovers a band that were perhaps too rough for the Wham camp, not rough enough for The Clash gang, too pop for Springsteen's crowd but not pop enough for Michael Jackson fans.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Neverise Print E-mail
Written by Neverise   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 03:20

Everything Youve DoneFeaturing ex members of Follow You Home, Derby based hotshots Neverise have just released their debut single ‘Everything You’ve Done’. Here the band get the chance to reveal their musical influences as they unveil a virtual C90 crammed full of pop/punk and modern day musical masterpieces. Who said Uber Rock wasn’t down with the kids eh?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tommy Johnson - Bobaflex Print E-mail
Written by Tommy Johnson   
Sunday, 15 March 2015 03:30

tommybobamix86Ohio/West Virginia rockers Bobaflex are currently recording their next album, 'Anything That Moves', which will be released in June. Uber Rock caught up with the band's drummer, Tommy Johnson, and asked him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape. Hit Read More for his hitlist.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mick Murphy - My Ruin, The Birds Of Satan, Chevy Metal, Teenage Time Killers, Neanderthal Print E-mail
Written by Mick Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:00

MM2 by Andy WatsonCurrently working with more bands than even Uber Rock’s Matt Blakout could manage, workaholic guitarist Mick Murphy’s first love will always be his wife Tairrie B. Murphy, but music, and in particular guitar driven hard rock music must come a close second. How do we know? Well here’s the second in our very special Midnite Mixtape Massacre double header, and this has Mick Murphy written all over it….

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Vintage Concert Bill: Joe Perry Project - 28th April 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:00

JP86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey returns with another of his must-read vintage concert reviews. This time Bill tells us of the time the Joe Perry Project came to town and he accidentally bumped into them on the afternoon of the show. We've even got a photo of the autograph to prove it! More rockin' retro goodness, exclusive to Uber Rock.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Marc Valentine - Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Marc Valentine   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 03:30

marcvinylLast Great Dreamers will release their new single, 'Supernature Natural', at a special launch show at The Cellar in Oxford on February 28th. With uncanny timing, Uber Rock forced the band's frontman Marc Valentine into a corner and wouldn't let him out until he'd given us his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Manic Street Preachers Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 04:00

HiFi86Uber Rock's Gaz E had planned to write, on the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Richey Edwards, the definitive article regarding the fate of the Manic Street Preachers guitarist. Instead, he writes a love letter to the band's debut album, 'Generation Terrorists', and feels better for it.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For: The Exploding Hearts Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 03:30

HiFi86After writing last week of his love for Blondie's celebrated third album, Uber Rock's Dom Daley now turns his attention to something much more obscure, and with nothing remotely resembling a happy ending. 'Guitar Romantic', the debut album from The Exploding Hearts, truly is Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Hi-Fi To Die For - Sigue Sigue Sputnik Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:40

HiFi86After leaving Generation X, Tony James went about forming a "fantasy band" and the resulting outfit, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, affected many of the Uber Rock Massive. One in particular, Ben Hughes, though stopping short of covering his face in torn fishnets, became obsessed with the enfant terribles of the mid-eighties pop charts. 1986's 'Flaunt It' surely is Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Hi-Fi To Die For - Blondie Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:40

HiFi86Ever wondered what album caused Uber Rock's Dom Daley to become obsessed with hand claps? Look no further than Blondie's seminal third studio album, 'Parallel Lines'. It's classic records like this that Hi-Fi To Die For was created for. Our Uber Pop Weekend continues, one way or another.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Iggy Pop - 17th April 1996 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:00

iggy9686"I held up Iggy Pop during a stage dive!" - When Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey opens up another of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill features with a line like that you know we're interested! This month Bill writes of a solo Iggy show from the mid-nineties where, yes, he held up Iggy Pop during a stage dive!

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Danny Oglesby - Skarlett Riot Print E-mail
Written by Danny Oglesby   
Sunday, 22 March 2015 04:00

sriotmix86Skarlett Riot have just released a great new EP, 'We Are The Brave', and played a series of UK shows supporting Kamelot and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Now, as the band begins a UK headline tour, Uber Rock caught up with guitarist Danny and asked him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tom Kunzman - 18th & Addison Print E-mail
Written by Tom Kunzman   
Sunday, 08 March 2015 03:30

18thmix8618th & Addison are from Toms River, NJ and consist of Kait DiBenedetto and Tom Kunzman. The band's debut album, 'Little Parasites', came out in January so we felt that it was time to push Tom into a darkened room and get him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tairrie B. Murphy - My Ruin, Teenage Time Killers Print E-mail
Written by Tairrie B. Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 03:00

TBM1 by Kayla WrenToday Uber Rock breaks the mould for Mick and Tairrie B. Murphy, the husband and wife team behind My Ruin, as we give up the Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to a very special duo of virtual C90s, allowing the couple to talk intimately about the tunes that have inspired them to do exactly what they do. First up Tairrie’s selections, and as you would expect it is as eclectic as they come. So hit the link to reveal her lucky thirteen song selections.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Stefan Johansson - City Saints Print E-mail
Written by Stefan Johansson   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:20

CS thmbWhen Uber Rock recently caught up with Stefan Johansson, lead singer with Gothenburg street punk rock ‘n’ rollers City Saints, we just had to ask him to put together the ultimate thirteen song mixtape that best reflects the influences within his band’s music. So here it is, folks, and what a barnstormer of a compilation it is too. We think this could perhaps be one of the best yet published on Uber Rock….What do you think?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dom Greenwood - Phoenix Calling Print E-mail
Written by Dom Greenwood   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:20

PC thmbCambridgeshire based rockers Phoenix Calling have started 2015 with a huge bang, releasing their critically acclaimed ‘Everybody Knows’ single earlier this week. Here the band’s guitarist Dom Greenwood picks the thirteen songs that have helped shape the band. Hit the link to find out why a certain song by Bon Jovi started it all for him.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Den - Misconducters Print E-mail
Written by Den Misconducter   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 03:20

Misconducters thmbEarlier this week on Uber Rock (the website to excite, alright) the wise and wonderful Matt Phelps gave Brazilian punk/metal combo Misconducters a rave review for their soon to be released new album ‘Boundless’. Here the band’s guitarist/vocalist Den has compiled his very own Midnite Mixtape to reveal the music that help inspire the recording of said opus. So how near was Phelpsatron to nailing the Misconducters’ influences? Well, read on folks, and prepare to be amazed…

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