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Be Flat

The attraction to soundsystems in the beginning was, who could be the heaviest — not the loudest but the heaviest — with quality. And then it became … who could be the loudest and to make people’s ears bleed.

Dennis Bovell, The Quietus, 2011/02/02

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The British national anthem, God Save The Queen, based on music attributed to John Bull in 1619, was the first song to be used as a national anthem — it was originally sung as God Save The King in support of George II in 1745.