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Liner Notes: Andrew Nette

Everyone loves movie music, don’t they? That fusion of images and sound can create true cinema magic regardless of genre. Maybe you’re old school, and love the swelling, bombastic scores of Max Steiner and Wolfgang Maria Korngold – or perhaps you’re a rocker and have King Creole or The Girl Can’t Help It constantly on […]

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Liner Notes: Denis Klotz

Everyone loves movie music, don’t they? That fusion of images and sound can create true cinema magic regardless of genre. Maybe you’re old school, and love the swelling, bombastic scores of Max Steiner and Wolfgang Maria Korngold – or perhaps you’re a rocker and have King Creole or The Girl Can’t Help It constantly on […]

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Kid Gloves: Rory Gallagher

I am a big fan of Irish blues guitarist, Rory Gallagher – particularly the album Irish Tour ’74, which I have played to death. Gallagher loved pulp fiction, and many of his songs are like little slices of pulp – covering everything from spies to, well, you guessed it – boxing! The song, Kid Gloves, […]

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Street Fightin’ Man

Okay, it’s not about boxing, but it’s the Stones, ya know! Taken from the Maysles Bros. film Gimme Shelter. November – 1969 at Madison Square Garden – which of course, has hosted its fair share of boxing matches. Uploaded by: whateveritsnoyes

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Living in America – James Brown

Uploaded by; Drako2012 May sees the launch of King of the Outback, the sixth book in the popular Fightcard series – and my literary debut (writing as Jack Tunney). Accordingly, in a month long celebration, Permission to Kill will be looking back and some of the highlights – and lowlights – of boxing in film […]

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The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel

From 2009 – Maddison Square Garden Uploaded by Zarastro1040 May sees the launch of King of the Outback, the sixth book in the popular Fightcard series – and my literary debut (writing as Jack Tunney). Accordingly, in a month long celebration, Permission to Kill will be looking back and some of the highlights – and […]

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Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Uploaded by: SurvivorVEVO May sees the launch of King of the Outback, the sixth book in the popular Fightcard series – and my literary debut (writing as Jack Tunney). Accordingly, in a month long celebration, Permission to Kill will be looking back and some of the highlights – and lowlights – of boxing in film […]

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Downtown Train: Tom Waits

Here’s the video clip for the song Downtown Train, sung by Tom Waits, a cut from the album Rain Dogs (1985, Island Records). So you’re thinking, ‘What the hell’? Tom Waits, and Downtown Train have nothing to do with boxing. And if you’re talking about the song, then you are absolutely right. But it’s a […]

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Hurricane – Bob Dylan

The veracity of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s story is still a cause of great debate. But as an Australian on the other side of the world, who wasn’t even born when the events that led to Carter’s incarceration took place, I do not feel qualified to offer an opinion on Carter (or even his boxing career […]

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Rally Around the Drum

This classic song, written by Paul Kelly and Archie Roach, recalls Archie’s time as a tent boxer. Drums of all shapes and sizes were used by boxing troupes to draw crowds to the tent boxing shows that were put on in Outback Australia. Some showmen used big base drums and would march through town, pounding […]

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