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instrumentals..Disco

Let’s face it, Disco was made for the instrumental, in fact disco was made for everything, just ask the Bee Gees. Slip a disco beat under any half   decent song and there’s a potential hit in the making. At least that … Continue reading

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70’s Instrumentals…Synthesizers

Over the space of 5 years in the 70’s, the synthesiser transformed itself from being something of a novelty instrument. In the early 70’s it was a case, to misquote Samuel Johnson, that playing a synthesiser was not  about doing it well but being … Continue reading

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70’s Instrumentals..classically influenced

Lies our teachers taught us….  My religious education teacher told us that anyone who had taken LSD could never become a used care salesman, the logic being that they would have seen cars just melt under the influence of hallucinogenic … Continue reading

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70s instrumentals..Light Classical

Remembering Junior choice when writing about Free last week provoked a few memories about the light classical/easy listening that was having its last gasp in the 70’s. Most of our parents had record players of some description, the stereogram, for example was … Continue reading

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18:Alright Now.. Free

Music is important to us because of the way it makes us feel. That’s why for nearly everyone, their favorite music is from their Teenage years. A time of change and turmoil for most of us, we are hypersensitive and … Continue reading

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Into the 80’s.. The Human League

One of the things that most bands had to contend with in the 80’s was the decline in importance of the guitar. Take Spandau Ballet for example, two perfectly good guitarists, one of whom had to play synthesizer on their … Continue reading

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Into the 80’s..Rockism

Between the mid 70’s and the mid 80’s I can’t remember having a proper haircut. Gentleman’s hairdressers had a tendency to think that anyone with long hair wanted to look like a footballer rather than a member of Hawkwind so … Continue reading

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Into the 80’s..Altered images

Altered images entered the 80’s on a trajectory steep enough to make you dizzy. Formed by members of the Siouxisie and the Banshees fan club in Glasgow it was immediately clear where their influences lay. Tribal drumming, chiming guitars and … Continue reading

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Into the 80’s Scritti Politti

No band transformed themselves for the 80’s like Scritti Politti. Formed in Leeds and then relocated to Camden London, the band were the epitome of the proto crusty indie scene of the late 70’s. Naturally they lived in a squat … Continue reading

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Into the 80’s… The Passions

The Passions had their roots in the London squat rock scene of the mid 70’s. Guitarist and soon to be lead singer Barbara Grogan and Drummer Richard Williams had been in the Derelicts, a band that probably played more benefits … Continue reading

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