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27. Nag,Nag,Nag….Cabaret Voltaire

Post Sex Pistols/Grundy Interview at the end of 1976 punk bands appeared almost overnight across Britain. Not since the skiffle boom of the late 50’s had so many people been prompted to pick up a guitar, learn three chords and … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero’s… Jordan

Jordan, born Pamela Rooke and later named Jordan Mooney has passed away. I read the news via a tweet from Jonathan Ross followed by the inevitable fully of responses ranging from the absurdly grandiose ‘without Jordan there would be no punk ‘ to the … Continue reading

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26…Food for Thought: UB40

What happened to UB40? Its not unusual for a band to lose its Mojo, Slade, Lindisfarne and Dr Feelgood all fell from grace in the 70s with the pressure of coming up with new product but they found new ways … Continue reading

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25.. Tears of a Clown, The Beat

Back to my own personal ‘tracks of my years’ and a tie in with one of the musicians we lost last year. The Beat were the perfect pop group for a couple of years. Luckily for them the Two Tone … Continue reading

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RIP Burke Shelley of Budgie

I had hoped to stop writing about dead people but I couldn’t ignore the passing of Burke Shelley .Budgie we’re never of the first bands I ever saw live and I wrote about about it some years ago . Here’s … Continue reading

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You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go ….Who Will You Miss Most ?

It’s got to end sometime, life that is. As mentioned in my last post, last year saw a fine crop of deaths which got me thinking. There are people I’ll miss a bit and others I won’tmiss at all. But there are a … Continue reading

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The Grim Reapers Work in 2021

As might be anticipated there’s been a bumper crop of musicians and singers passing away this year. Its only to be expected, the heros of our youth are now older people. A lot of the departed, Phil Spector, Sylvain Sylvian … Continue reading

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Ring Out Solstice Bells – Jethro Tull

What is it about Jethro Tull that I just don’t get? They’ve got folk and blues and Jazz influences, flute solos, intelligent lyrics, cod pieces, a sense of the absurd, tricky time signatures, theres a whole load of stuff to like. I’ve accommodated Gong … Continue reading

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2021….What I’ve Seen

As music declines as s force in our cultural lives there’s an inverse blooming of analysing the past.  We are living in a golden age of documentation which has probable reached its peak with the ‘Get Back’ documentary which would take the best … Continue reading

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2021..what I’ve read

I’ve not posted a whole lot this year, partly because my job involves a ton of looking at computer screens and partly because I thought a break would do us all good For obvious reasons 2021 has been a bit … Continue reading

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