Category Archives: memories of 70s

Music vs Politics vs Music

In 1979 I had my first chance to vote in a general election. Naturally the people I looked to for advice (this being the days before social media) were the rock musicians of the time. Punk had just about boiled … Continue reading

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Desiderata

The present pop charts may be a bit shite but in terms of consistency they make perfect sense, there’s loads of pop, a bit of rap and a very specific type of production that makes everything sound very processed. Not … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero’s…Herbie Flowers

According to his own testimony, Herbie Flowers wasn’t a particularly good bass player, that’s part of his own self depreciating personality but also slightly true.    Musical talent is part of the equation but not the whole story. Flowers is a bass … Continue reading

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Love Like Anthrax

One of the consequences of the digital age is that we don’t really have to listen to music we don’t want to anymore. When I was young I listened to the 6 LP’s my parents owned and whatever was played … Continue reading

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The Summer of 79

The Summer of 79 lasted for ages, I left Polytechnic in June and wouldn’t go back until nearly October. I managed to get in the Glastonbury Fayre/Festival in June and a trip to Ireland in August (I have documented these … Continue reading

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In the Summertime…Mungo Jerry

This week Britain has been hot, hotter than it’s been for a long time. We don’t know whether to be excited or scared, the weather forecasters are putting a brave face on it but also, we are beginning to realise that Global … Continue reading

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Cheap as Cheese..Camembert Electique

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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