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Great album trilogies, suing Madonna and "the pantheon of psychedelic heaviosity"

Ep. 639

This week the conversational Super-Trouper of Enquiry lights up the following …

... why care when "rock critics get it wrong"? 

... the dreadful death of the Allman brothers' dad. 

... is there any other branch of entertainment where you can be two hours late onstage?

... has any show got worse reviews than Eddie Izzard's one-woman Hamlet?

... the unlikely tale of how Iron Butterfly changed the course of Atlantic Records. 

... three, the magic number: the accidental album trilogies of Scott Walker, Steely Dan, Blur, the Beatles, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Nick Lowe ...

... the Deadhead who saw them 1,000 times.

... U2, Coldplay, Radiohead, the Kings of Leon ... bands who've never changed their line-up.

... Yes, Thin Lizzy, the Hollies ... bands with no original members. 

... why it's less demanding seeing bands than solo acts. 

... and Madonna being sued for lateness, lip-syncing and a "pornographic stage-act that was emotionally triggering".

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