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Placebo (2006)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages audio, Spring 2006

Brian Molko and pals talk about the making of their new album Meds, about songwriting, taking drugs and lots more

File format: mp3; total file size: 30.2mb, total interview length: 32' 57" sound quality: ****

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IT'S HALLOWEEN, so it's fitting that the evening's main attraction is a petulant succubus wearing a tight purple suit and nail varnish. If you hadn't ...

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PREACHING TO THE CONVERTED: Placebo's set at the Astoria was underpinned by the buzz of low-level hysteria. ...

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Live Review by Simon Price, The Independent, 9 April 2006

"I WAS CONFUSED by the birds and the bees", the Lilliputian, Luxembourgeois leader of Placebo sings, beneath the gilded plaster of Paris of the 110-year-old ...

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A DECADE ON FROM THEIR CHART DEBUT — and almost as long since they were hip — Placebo have a renaissance on their hands. Their ...

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Live Review by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 15 April 2006

WHEN PLACEBO FIRST HIT THE CHARTS in the mid-1990s, Brian Molko's thick black eyeliner and androgynous posturing caused a bit of a stir, as much ...


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