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This is Pop.. Lipstick Vogue

It’s one of the phenomena of pop music that occasionally, very occasionally, there could be a period in an artistes’ life when their career is on fire. It’s not just about songs or performances, it’s about something that is hard … Continue reading

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Roger Daltrey…Thanks a lot

When it comes to reputations context is everything. Just ask Robert Falcon Scott the second leader to reach the South Pole. For decades after his death on the way back from the aforementioned pole Scott was a hero, an incredibly … Continue reading

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Need for Speed

After the Ramones played Britain in 1976 a lot of bands upped their game in terms of speed. with the Ramones it was the shock of the new, at first, I didn’t really understand how they made that sound, it … Continue reading

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The Old Grey Whistle Test shifts gear

Watching the clip of XTC on the Old Grey Whistle Test reminded me of the transitional period in the program in 1978. At the before launching into ‘Statue of Liberty’ band leader Andy Partridge make some snide comment about a … Continue reading

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This is Pop, Statue of Liberty

One of the first things I did on my arrival in Nottingham was to pay a visit to Virgin Records. Strange to relate, there was a time when Virgin was a decidedly edgy company releasing all sorts of records by … Continue reading

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This Is Pop…Outlandos D’Amour

By the end of 1978 the punk gold rush was coming to an end. A whole load of new bands had been formed and hastily named with The… followed by just about any noun that had not been taken. The … Continue reading

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This Is Pop

A quick perusal of this month’s Shindig magazine has convinced me that 1968 is back in fashion. It’s 50 years ago of course and so it is time to convince the ageing punters that still buy CD’s that now is … Continue reading

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