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Dear Elza!

If you take your war films seriously, you really need to watch Dear Elza!, says film buff Gert Stonkers.

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Rake Show Episode 3

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Fogous, carrots, snowflakes, Nazis and flippin' ace music by Kozmanauts and Spaz. It's episode three of 'The Rake & Herald Dot TV TV'.

Nothing but a Heartache

By lazy-arsed soul sistah Katie Eff

Like soul? Then check out this stonker from the Flirtations.

Rake Show Episode 2

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Time travel, hipsters, Trevethy Quoit and flippin' ace music by Kozmanauts and Alien Autopsy. It's episode two of 'The Rake & Herald Dot TV TV'.

Rake Show Episode 1

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Watch the first episode of 'The Rake & Herald Dot TV TV' on YouTube now. Please.

Spanner Manga grips Japan

By Ignatius Rake, Japan

Ignatius Rake reports on the latest trend taking Japan by storm.

Monkey boots

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Footwear's important but the right footwear's importanter, as Punks Not Dad well know.

But where was it filmed?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Can you solve this fifty-plus-year-old riddle?

Pop music stinks

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Love him or loathe him, Paul Joseph Watson is bang on the money when it comes to pop music.

Walk on By

By eternal editor AC89

This week's karaoke classic is 'Walk on By' by the Stranglers.

Moon Spanner by Clit Tomahawk

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Spunky Nipples flies to the moon to do battle with arch rival Dick Bucket in a final showdown that leaves them both questioning their sexuality. But what will happen to Gwendolyn and the love he left behind?

The Privilege Game

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Another excellent and thought-provoking short film from Australian comedian and social satirist Neel Kolhatkar.

Cruisin' for Burgers

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

The following fan vid is a must-watch for anyone who likes Zappa, stop-motion animation and, well, driving around on your arse, really.

Rec. 601 – Episode 1

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

This 15-minute film by @MrMichaelSpicer is one of the best things we've seen in ages.

Do you have a face?

By face expert Marol Trowel

Everyone with a face should read this. With music by Avi Buffalo.

Modern Educayshun

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Is this short film by Neel Kolhatkar way off the mark or a disturbingly accurate foretelling of the PC future?

I Don't Need Twitter, I Have a Horse

By film editor Gert Stonkers

A short film by @MrMichaelSpicer.

Benjamin Zephaniah announces tour

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Ace poet to kick off autobiographical UK theatre tour this coming May.

The terrifying original Bungle

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Believe it or not, Bungle from 'Rainbow' used to look very different...

Henry Rollins' big decision

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

When opportunity knocks, answer the door. Isn't that right, Mr Rollins, sir?

Keep the Orwell flying

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

In this current political climate, 'George Orwell: A Life in Pictures' is something you really ought to watch.

Why you should love Marcus Keeley

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Marcus Keeley is comedy gold, but there's more to his work than just that, says chief hack Ignatius Rake.

I'm a Mandrill

By Mandrillus Sphinx and the R&H senior team

What better way to kick off the week than with the anthemic 'I'm a Mandrill' by the Rainbow Mandrills?

Transdermal Celebration

By eternal editor AC89

This week's single of the month is 'Transdermal Celebration' by Ween.

#MandrillMonday 16/10/17

By Mandrillus Sphinx and the R&H senior team

And this time, mandrill fans, we've got music from the Rainbow Mandrills to get your week off to the right start.

Venus

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is Venus by Television.

Pop music at its very best

By pop purist Ursine Pigweasel

Watch this. It's flippin' ace.

Hit and run with Richie Ramone

By R&H poet laurette Owen Jenkins

Richie Ramone chats with Owen Jenkins about his latest album and much, much more to boot.

Rotten on the Rake

By Radio Afera's James Shanahan

PiL's John Lydon talks music, books and footie with Radio Afera's James Shanahan.

Stiff little interview

By R&H poet laureate Owen Jenkins

Jake Burns of Belfast punk legends Stiff Little Fingers speaks to the R&H's Owen Jenkins on the eve of their upcoming UK tour.

Happy St Valentine's Day!

By muso tosser Dirk Spangler

Here's Joy Division, Leonard Cohen and the Smiths.

Deadpool dead good

By fortean editor Raven Akki

Raven Akki's just watched 'Deadpool' and he reckons it's some bleddy smart film, meht.

Vive the Vibrators!

By Steve Auto of Point Blank Poznan

Steve Auto caught up with punk legends the Vibrators when their 40th Anniversary tour hit Poznan in Poland this past February 2.

A natty natter with Roddy Radiation

By R&H poet laureate Owen Jenkins

Roddy Radiation talks about his time with the Specials, his current band the Skabilly Rebels, David Bowie and the recent death of John Bradbury.

Everything's AOR

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is 'Everything's AOR' by Half Man Half Biscuit.

Ace of Dance

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Lemmy and Bowie, a musical tribute.

Rancid revisited

By Steve Auto of Point Blank Poznan

Some love 'em, some hate 'em. Steve Auto on US punks Rancid.

Kids in America

By eternal editor AC89

This week's karaoke classic is 'Kids in America' by Lawnmower Deth.

The life of a superstar poet

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

It's not easy being a superstar poet, as Belfast comedian Marcus Keeley reveals in this well smart vid. Seriously, it's flippin' ace.

Cross of Iron

By executive editor Wolfgang Bang

Wolgang Bang on 'Cross of Iron', the best war film ever made. Fact.

Ween are back!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

News flash: Ween to reform with upcoming gigs in the States.

RIP Phil Taylor

By executive editor Wolfgang Bang

The R&H pays homage to Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor, legendary drummer with Motörhead, who died this past Wednesday (11/11/15) aged 61.

After the Clash

By Steve Auto of Point Blank Poznan

If you like your punk, you may have heard of the Clash. But what happened after they spilt? Steve Auto's on the case...

It was 40 years ago today

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

That Sex Pistols played their first gig at Saint Martins College or whatever it was called back then.

RIP Dickie Hammond

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H pays homage to Leatherface guitarist Dickie Hammond, who has died aged 50.

A bit of a Dü

By Steve Auto of Point Blank Poznan

Steve Auto's back from the pub and he's whapping on some Hüsker Dü.

Surf sounds from space

By Steve Auto of Point Blank Poznan

Steve Auto gets abducted by Man or Astro-Man?, ETs sent to Earth to play surf music.

Straight Outta Compton

By official R&H reporter David 'Papi' Duke

If you see Papi Duke down the cinema, he won't be there to watch 'Straight Outta Compton'. Here's why...

(I'd Go the) Whole Wide World

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is '(I'd Go the) Whole Wide World' by Wreckless Eric.

David Bowie, the truth

By music editor Nicky Liar

Nicky Liar blows the lid on the real David Bowie.

Send more robots

By Steve Auto of Point Blank Poznan

Steve Auto appraises And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots and offshoot band Send More Paramedics.

Stranglehead at the Sweden Project

By St Austell editor Turd Lemsip

Turd Lemsip reviews Motörhead and the Stranglers live at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

You're Gonna Miss Me

By eternal editor AC89

This week's karaoke classic is 'You're Gonna Miss Me' by Radio Birdman.

Lovers Rock

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

'Lovers Rock' by Tommy McCook is a flippin' ace album. Fact.

The legendary Leatherface

By Steve Auto of Point Blank Poznan

Steve Auto pays homage to Leatherface, a band you really ought to know better.

Hypocrisy in the Democracy

By muso tosser Dirk Spangler

Check out Selftitled's new single then watch them for free this Saturday.

Running Wild

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Watch the ace new vid for 'Running Wild' by Drenge.

Farewell, the Cornwall Coliseum

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Work has begun on the demolition of the Cornwall Coliseum, a once great gig venue reduced to a stomach-turning eyesore.

More gems from Drenge

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

We've just listened to Drenge's new album 'Undertow' and it's very good indeed.

Mad Professor still mad

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Dub legend Mad Professor thwarts claims he's sane with mental gig in Poznan.

Virtual Trouser gets an urge for offal

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Grab your Joy Division oven gloves because Virtual Trouser's off to Merseyside and the wonderful world of Half Man Half Biscuit.

Camborne to be Wild

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Get your motor running because it's time for some more hot rhymes from Cornish rap legend Leonard Weather.

Bad Reputation

By wendy clitoris Wendy Clitoris

Wendy Clitoris berates the state of youth today. Music from Bass Drum of Death.

French Disko

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is 'French Disko' by Stereolab.

Meanwhile in Japan...

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Ladies and gentlemen, be upstanding for the world's first 'Idol noise band', the truly glorious BiS Kaidan.

Prince's purple plums

By music editor Nicky Liar

Fruit, veg and otters: Nicky Liar blows the lid on the true story behind Prince's 'Purple Rain' LP.

Tarred and Feathered

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is 'Tarred and Feathered' by Cardiacs.

Guru Josh was right


1990's time for the guru.

Yarmouth Five-O

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is 'Yarmouth Five-O' by Splodgenessabounds.

The best interview ever

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Love him or hate him, Johnny Rotten tells it how it is in this classic 1977 interview with Dutch TV.

Thurston Moore's big pile of gash

By Paul Scholes of Manchester United (no relation)

Shit gig. Great review.

Happy birthday, Jello!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H pays homage to punk legend Jello Biafra, who turns 56 today.

Lost in Music

By eternal editor AC89

This week's karaoke classic is 'Lost in Music' by the Fall.

Graveyard Drug Party

By Steve Auto at Point Blank Poznan

Like your music raw? Then check out Poz-based Graveyard Drug Party.

L'Homme Pressé

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is 'L'Homme Pressé' by Noir Désir.

I Bin There

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is 'I Bin There' by Cornish punks the Vendettas.

Under the Skin

By R&H reader Mr Swellmons

Mr Swellmons seeks light relief from Scarlett Johansson and he is not disappointed.

Respect

By eternal editor AC89

This week's karaoke classic is 'Respect' by the Wolfgang Press.

When Scrotum met Dildo

By resident hipster Archibald Scrotum

Archibald Scrotum chats with Justin Dustbin, the man behind Ventriloquist's Dildo, the coolest folk vibe generators in all of Shoreditch.

Bill Drummond comes to Brum

By guest writer Tony Appleby

He co-founded the KLF. He burnt a million quid. And now he's kicking off a 12-year world art tour in the West Midlands. Tony Appleby meets up with Bill Drummond for the R&H.

Zardoz, Connery's crowning glory

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Wolfgang Bang reviews John Boorman's 1974 sci-fi/fantasy flustercuck 'Zardoz'.

Brighton Breakfast

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Supine Orchestra release sneak preview of forthcoming album and it is good. It is very good indeed.

RIP Bob Casale

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Devo guitarist and keyboard player Bob Casale has died.

Golden Brown

By eternal editor AC89

This week's karaoke classic is 'Golden Brown' by the Wurzels.

Patrick Chase exposed

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Crime-fighting drum & bass duo Chase & Status unmask daytime TV host as drug-fuelled love rat hypocrite.

Double O Doo

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Wolfgang Bang reveals the alarming truth behind the James Bond film franchise.

Stay Free

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

This week's single of the month is 'Stay Free' by the Clash.

Leonard Weather

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

A new name has emerged that will shake the world of hip hop to its core. Forget NWA and Daddy Mac. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Leonard Weather.

Happy birthday, Frank!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

The R&H pays tribute to Frank Zappa, who would have turned 73 today.

Johnny Was

By poetry editor Godfrey Hardcore

This week's single of the month is 'Johnny Was' by Belfast punks Stiff Little Fingers.

Three Scouse gangster flicks

By film editor and alien abductee Gert Stonkers

Alien abductee Gert Stonkers reviews 'Going Off Big Time', 'The Crew' and 'Shooters', three very different Liverpudlian gangster films he stumbled across on YouTube.

Gabrielle

By eternal editor AC89

This week's single of the month is 'Gabrielle' by Ween.

Sugar, Sugar

By eternal editor AC89

This week's karaoke classic is 'Sugar, Sugar' by legendary LA punks the Germs.

You are not a photographer!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Fancy yourself as a bit of hot shot with the old click-click? Well, you might want to check out the YANAP website before setting yourself up as a pro.

RIP Lou Reed

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Lou Reed, sadly not related to Ollie, dies aged 71.

Typical bloody Hollywood

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Wolfgang Bang reviews 'Rush', a new film "based on a true story" about 70s racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

The same old chords

By muso tosser Dirk Spangler

Ever wondered why so much pop music sounds the bloody same?

Moon Over Marin

By lyrics expert Daryl Terr'd

This week's single of the month is 'Moon Over Marin' by the Dead Kennedys.

Swing for the Crime

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

This week's single of the month is 'Swing for the Crime' by the Saints.

Cock of Ages: This is Spinal Crap

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Wolfgang Bang has just watched 'Rock of Ages'. He wasn't too impressed.

Virtual Trouser tramps to Drenge

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Crack open the cans! It's time to go tramping to the music of Drenge.

Lips like bacon

By musicological food expert Keith Burtons

Is this the best bacon/mouth lyric ever?

"New Banksy" drug shocker

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Street artist implores people of St Austell to "smock wed evey day".

Bop Helium Bar

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

This week's single of the month is 'Bop Helium Bar' by the Wierdos, an absolute classic in every way.

Virtual Trouser says coal not dole

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

You might not have liked Thatcher much but her monetarist policies certainly got the country's musicians off their arses.

Volcano Enema

By muso tosser Dirk Spangler

What do you get if you cross a Scouser, a Mexican, a Pole and a bloke from Burkina Faso?

Common People

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

This week's single of the month is William Shatner and Joe Jackson covering Pulp's 'Common People'. And yes, it's well classy.

Black Funky Metal

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Supine Orchestra are back with a jaunty little ode to Norwegian black metal. Watch it here today!

Johnny Are You Queer?

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

This week's single of the month is Josie Cotton's 'Johnny Are You Queer?' from 1981.

The genius of Edna Gumball

By arts editor Quentin Darling-Pseud

Genius is an overused word but when it comes to Edna Gumball no other adjective screams so loudly, gushes art ponce Quentin Darling-Pseud.

One Direction: up your jinker!

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Boy band One Direction have released a mash-up of Blondie's 'One Way or Another' and the Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks'. Wolfgang Bang ain't happy.

Virtual Trouser gets rutted

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Back in 1962, who would have thought that four lads from Rutland, England's smallest county, would set the world alight? Ladies and gentlemen, the Rutles...

I am the unknown Beach Boy

By music editor Nicky Liar

The Beach Boys' 1966 album Pet Sounds is one of the defining records of the 1960s. And it's all thanks to Nicky Liar.

Troll Hunter: A fiver well spent

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Majestic fjords, murderous monsters and dark humour: Wolfgang Bang reckons Troll Hunter kicks big hairy buttocks.

Ralf, Florian and Nicky

By music editor Nicky Liar

A quick blast of Kraftwerk sends music editor Nicky Liar back to 70s Germany and a chance meeting on a train to Düsseldorf.

Is this the most ludicrous film ever?

By film editor Gert Stonkers

Elijah Wood running with the West Ham Inter City Firm? Do me a favour!

Virtual Trouser lynches the landlord

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

They're doubling up the rent so Virtual Trouser's off to steal people's mail with the Dead Kennedys.

Hacks hacked off by Roses

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

In news you probably won't read elsewhere, the Stone Roses have angered snappers thanks to a 'rights grab clause' within their latest photo release form.

A hard drive hard to pigeonhole

By toe-tapping hack Ignatius Rake

Some bands are easy to categorise as sounding like someone else. Not so Frank's Hard Drive, whose debut EP has just been released on Half Eaten.

Virtual Trouser fites dem back

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Bread in the oven bakin'! Virtual Trouser eats with its gun, sleeps with its gun. It even cleans its teeth with its gun.

Supine is sublime

By toe-tapping hack Ignatius Rake

Good news for music lovers: Half Eaten has just re-issued Supine Orchestra's debut album. And jolly nice it is too.

What's logic got to do with it?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Inane lyrics have claimed another life following a shootout with police.

Virtual Trouser knows the score

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Big fish, little fish, cardboard box. Yep, that's right, it's time to get your whistles out as Virtual Trouser goes old skool raving.

Lisbon artist "new Banksy"

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

A Portuguese street artist has been hailed as the "new Banksy" despite an obvious lack of talent.

Virtual Trouser burns a million quid

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

It's grim up north so Virtual Trouser's all bound for Mu Mu Land with the KLF. But what time is love?

Virtual Trouser fights war not wars

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Where next, Columbus? Virtual Trouser goes sheep farming in the Falklands with sugary sweet popsters Crass.

Virtual Trouser gets rapping

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Yo, J-Roc, get off the motherlovin' sofa 'cos Virtual Trouser's gonna fizzle its jizzle all over a skizzle. Or something.

Virtual Trouser drops out

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

It's time to watch the dog melt as Virtual Trouser heads back to acid-drenched 60s America, man.

Virtual Trouser goes cosmic

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

Strap yourself in 'cos Virtual Trouser's gonna blast you off into space with Lemmy and the gang.

Virtual Trouser raves on

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

If you can't make it to the next Naked Trouser night, don't worry because Virtual Trouser is here!

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