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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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The Stick Thing and Other Weird 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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10 Saxophone Solos from the 70’s

After a break for Glastonbury its back to the world of 70’s saxophone. This week it’s 10 memorable sax solos  from UK Artists (America you can wait). As Greenpete58 observed on my sax in the 70’s feature the Yanks invented … Continue reading

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An audience with Gentle Giant

My first ever rock gig and one of my earlier posts 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 … Continue reading

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Class of 74…Wally vs Druid

If there is one thing that history has taught us its the fact that history itself is unreliable. In true Darwinian style the strong survive and get to pass on their own story, the weak simply disappear and their tale … Continue reading

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It was 40 years ago today….John Otway

Coming from a small city city myself I’m always drawn to bands and artists who appear, as if by magic, from somewhere that a bit different and remote. A sense of physical remoteness often lends a certain individuality to their … Continue reading

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My drug experience with Man 

   There’s a conventional wisdom with general anaesthetics which the medical profession never tells you about and that is that you should never make any important decisions such as taking out a loan or making a will in the week … Continue reading

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