Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Stick Thing and Other Instruments

Musical instruments were expensive in the 70,s relatively speaking. I wore out a guitar catalogue just gazing at the impossibly expensive instruments for hours on end. A cheap electric guitar could set you back ¬£70 in the days when I … Continue reading

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An audience with Gentle Giant

And so at some point I was ready to attend my first gig. I cant remember how it happened but as is often the case in adolescence my first gig was really the result of one of my peers deciding … Continue reading

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Cheap as Cheese

Camembert Electrique the third, but first real, album by Gong was released in 1971 when, to be honest I wasn’t really ready so I missed out on the offer of a whole album for 59 pence. However a few years … Continue reading

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Harveys House of Horrors

Its arguable that there is just too much music about on the TV these days and ironic¬†given the years that produced some of the best rock music ever were so poorly recorded. To have no video evidence of ,say, Nick … Continue reading

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