Simon Sweetman: Mr Pitiless

By Guy Somerset In Books, Music

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17th November, 2012
Like builders, music writers have an opinion on everything – not least each other – and aren’t slow to share them. On the plus side, only builders are likely to inflict Radio Hauraki on you. In casual asides alone, Simon Sweetman declares The Joshua Tree to be “the last U2 album I can listen to” and that he didn’t mind an early deadline making him miss the Rolling Stones playing Satisfaction during their 2006 Wellington concert because “they’ve never done it well”. As Sweetman opinions go, these are pretty innocuous. It’s the savagery with which he has ...

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