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Are these the 25 best ever rock singer photographs?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, Featured, Genres, Pop, Rock | 0 comments

In 1990 the rather good British music magazine ‘Q’ gave away the first of many excellent and well produced photographic supplements. This one featured ‘The Singers’ and was luxuriously presented in folded A3 and printed on lovely thick (roach material) paper….These aren’t just PR head shots that you’ve seen a million times already…..

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Ukelele Vs Bohemian Rhapsody equals mind blown

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in 70's, Curveballs, Featured, Hidden Gems | 0 comments

…as a drummer, I’ve always suspected there are far more strings on the almighty lead guitar than absolutely necessary.
I don’t really, but it’s a grand wind-up to say to guitarists when they’re being creatively sensitive and moody (single).

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Led Zeppelin Canadian Documentary from 2000

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in 70's, Cock Rock, Concerts and documentaires, Documentaries, Featured, Rock | 0 comments

…you probably need to prepare the house for what happens after this refresher or you might frighten the beejesus out of them. Give them money to go to the cinema where they can sit texting and updating the world the vital news that they ‘are at the cinema’ …

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George Harrison and Paul Simon duet ‘Here comes the sun’

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in 60's, 70's, Curveballs | 0 comments

I have loved this song since I can remember, it’s been covered an awful lot and that ride cymbal bell tapping on Steve Harley’s version makes me smile like an idiot every time I hear it.

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Bill Withers – Live BBC concert

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in 70's, Concerts, Concerts and documentaires, Soul | 0 comments

Bill sings by far the most moving and gentle version of ‘I want you in my life’ and it will send a shiver down your spine, even if you’ve heard it a hundred times. This is a theme Bill returned to often and most memorably in ‘Hello like before’ but this is more plaintive, more yearning and well, pretty.

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Deliberate Controversy – a primer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in 70's, Deliberate Controversy, Featured, Punk | 0 comments

Deliberate Controversy has been the oil in the engine of the transit van of pop for generations, ‘the wheeze’ is still in the tool box of most band managers, albeit these days they just seem to pull them off the shelf as opposed to coming up with original ones, a bit like a lot of their artists repertoire.

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