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3:AM Top 5: Viv Albertine

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The legendary Slits guitarist Viv Albertine is playing music again, and it was well worth the wait. “At the moment I am writing and recording my own songs,” she told 3:AM. Viv is working with Zoe Street Howe (vocals/various instruments), Dylan Howe (drums), Ross Stanley (piano/organ), Steve Beresford (piano) and others. She is also listening to:

1. “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” [famously covered by The Slits] — Marvin Gaye
2. “Space is the Place” — Sun Ra
3. “Yes I’m a Witch” — Yoko Ono
4. “Letter to Hermione” [a song Viv has just covered] — David Bowie
5. “It’s a Man’s World” — James Brown

[Related: 3:AM's interviews with Tessa Pollitt and Palmolive.]

First posted: Wednesday, June 17th, 2009.

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