A sideways look at the world of music
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Sunday 26 September 2010
Daniel Lanois is a producer who makes every record he works on sound like a Daniel Lanois album.
Sunday 19 September 2010
A “supergroup” comprising the veteran rocker Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple), Bonzo’s boy Jason, guitarist Joe Bonamassa and a bloke from Dream Theater.
Friday 26 February 2010
Friday 20 November 2009
At a time when it's widely assumed that Jack White and a handful of unknown indie chums merits the accolade, Them Crooked Vultures is a supergroup worthy of the term, in the classic rock tradition of Blind Faith and ELP.
Monday 05 October 2009
Eyebrows were raised when Mott The Hoople's initial reunion shows at the Hammersmith Apollo sold out so fast that further dates had to be added, then more. One expects the likes of Led Zeppelin to inspire such sizeable affection, but Mott? Who knew there was such a collective yearning for the glam boogie monsters?
Friday 02 October 2009
Eyebrows were raised when Mott The Hoople's initial reunion shows at the Hammersmith Apollo sold out so fast that further dates had to be added, and then some more. One expects the likes of Led Zeppelin to inspire fond affection on a sizeable scale, but dear old Mott? Who knew there was such a collective yearning for the glam boogie monsters?
Thursday 01 October 2009
Monday 06 July 2009
Perhaps you have heard by now that Goldman Sachs is "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money".
Sunday 14 June 2009
Steel Panther were – let's play along with the backstory – a legendary Poison-style hair-metal band from the heyday of the Sunset Strip, and Feel the Steel is their long- lost debut album.
Friday 29 May 2009
Elvis Costello albums seem to arrive with increasing frequency these days, their diversity appearing more like compensation for their patchiness.
Saturday 21 March 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
Neil Young is in dog-like, grunge, anti-consumerist, apocalyptic, preach mode, with lardy backbeat and durrr-brain chord changes nurdled through amps cranked to 11.
Sunday 23 November 2008
Tuesday 05 August 2008
Having taken a straw poll of a number of people who witnessed the Jim Rose Circus in its Nineties heyday, it seems that the ringmaster of the weird has lost the crack in his whip.
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