Good piece in the Guardian about the Now series.
Listening back to old Now albums, you certainly get a more truthful, warts-and-all view of Britain’s musical past than you do from heritage rock magazines or books. Taken together, they provide a strikingly clear-eyed antidote to the tendency to curate the past to make it tidier and cooler than it actually was: here are the novelty records, and the singles by soap stars, and the naff old cash-ins that we conveniently forget about.
True dat. Viva Dr Alban!