Their appearance on the nascent Stiff label joined the dots between punk older brother: pub rock and the younger, hipper crowd. In fact, not only did they use ex Brinsley Schwartz bass player Nick Lowe as house producer, but the label erroneously printed a picture of Eddie And The Hot Rods on the rear! Rarely straying over three minutes, each track featured the hammering toms of Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible bass as guitar propelling Brian James exhilarating machine gun axe into your living room. If Dave Vanian frequently flat delivery sounded distinctly laissez faire then it all added to the thrill of a band bent on acts of auto destruction..
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A great leader who never lost touch with the common sense of the common people. 1942 2013. A towering figure in our political life. SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileLOS ANGELES The Electronics and Entertainment Expo (E3) doesn’t kick off until tomorrow, but companies are trying to steal the early spotlight today with advance annoucements. They ranged from the actively exciting (a sequel to classic arcade title Galaga from the team behind the superb Pac Man Championship Edition with Galaga Legions), to the utterly boring (we really don’t need a Banjo Kazooie sequel, honestly).But my heart was captivated by the announcement of Lips, a new karaoke game from iNiS, the team behind the brilliant Nintendo DS game Elite Beat Agents. Promising to allow you to use your own music collection to sing along to (a claim that was notably not explained in any way), Welsh popstar Duffy appeared on stage to sing a spirited version of her song “Mercy.” It looked exactly like Sony’s competing karaoke brand Singstar, but the promise of being able to use my own music (finally a chance to karaoke sing Dethklok’s Bloodrocuted!) is a promise too thrilling to overlook.Surprisingly, Square Enix appeared to steal the whole show with a reaffirmation that despite Microsoft’s attempts to capture the casual gamer, they haven’t overlooked the hardcore: The eagerly awaited Final Fantasy XIII is to come to Xbox 360.