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6: All the Young Dudes.. Mott the Hoople

Early Mott the Hoople had their fans, Mick Jones later of the Clash and Kris Needs later editor of Zigzag magazine to name just two. The band inspired the devotion that only comes from giging and hard work. Early producer … Continue reading

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1: Sylvia’s Mother: Dr Hook and the Medicine Show

The first couple of years of the 70’s are a dark hinterland to me. It was dark literally all the time it seemed but also I didn’t really have a clue about what was happening in the world. Like most pre teens, school was the … Continue reading

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Changing Basses..Roxy Music

If you were to put a gun to my head and ask me if I liked Roxy Music I would immediately respond in the affirmative; unless you were a hunt saboteur that is in which case a would deny any … Continue reading

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3 from 79

For the Summer of 79 I seemed to have three records on the go all the time. Music was still expensive I think two of the albums were my mate Phil’s and one was mine, but these were sharing times, … 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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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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Sexism and the Stranglers

By mid 1977 punk really was setting the woods on fire. It wasn’t just people liking punk it was also people hating punk, it was something that no one was ambivalent about, there was a lot of anger around coming … Continue reading

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It’s Who Month !

It’s July, and here with The Future Is Past It’s Who month. If you like July and like the Who you are in for a great month ! Or perhaps not… For me the Who are the most frustrating band … Continue reading

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Danny Kirwin is Missing

‘Thank you, Danny Kirwan, you will forever be missed’ Mick Fleetwood via Facebook As ever, with my eye for a bargain, I recently purchased a 5 CD set of Fleetwood Mac. There is always something fascinating about a band’s wilderness … Continue reading

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