Category Archives: rock and blues

Nipper – The First Dog of Music

Tweet Ever wondered about the dog that graced RCA Victor records? His name was Nipper and he was born in Bristol in 1884. He died 11 years later but his image is indelibly imprinted on our minds. There have been suggestions that he was a fox terrier or an American Pit Bull (even a dalmatian) […]

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Sweet Jane

Tweet No reason for this post other than it is the best version of a classic rock song. Lou encapsulates what rock meant to so many of us. It was not just Jane’s life that was saved………… The classic Hunter/Wagner band that graced this world in ’74. Not until he had the wonderful Robert Quine […]

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Velvet Revolver, The last Fight.

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White Denim – Influences on Their Sleeves

Tweet As you may have gathered White Denim are The Best Band in the World, at least I think so. One of the things I like about them is that they wear their influences on their sleeves. Especially their love of the mighty Captain. Listen to this; About 2.43 there is that great break, heard […]

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Wreckless Eric

Tweet There is no real reason for posting this, other than I love it and it is great to see Ian Dury again. Remind me to tell you about the Wreckless Eric Appreciation Society some time………. Share on Facebook

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Captain Beefheart

Tweet In 1968 Captain Beefheart was taken to Cannes to play as part of the record company’s publicity push. It would appear that they had visions of The Captain and the Magic Band rivaling The Rolling Stones…. Anyway, here is a video of The Captain playing on the beach. I have been asked what is […]

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On This Day – Zeppelin’s Debut, Probably.

Tweet On this day in 1968 led Zeppelin played their first gig, probably.  There is some confusion due to the short time that the band called themselves ‘The New Yardbirds’.  Also, some internet sources quote the 15th October 1968 as being the first Zepp gig, but that appears to be an error.  Jimmy himself presented […]

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Michael Jackson, That ‘New’ song, A New ‘Duet’ With Janet, and His Kids…

Tweet The soap opera goes on. Janet is to release an unheard duet with Michael on her forthcoming ‘Greatest Hits’ album.  Little is known of the song other than it is called ‘Make me’ and was recorded in 2008.  Call me cynical but how can an unreleased song be part of a greatest hits album?  […]

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Beatlemania to Sweep The World! (again)

Tweet There is going to be a worldwide growth in fabness. Mop tops will be back in fashion and lovable Liverpudlian accents everywhere. At least according to the media including a simpering Sunday Times this week, the reason? The Beatles’ albums have been remastered and reissued together with a magnificent box set. The box set […]

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White Denim

Tweet I often read reviews of bands that refer to influences and there seems to be a settled list of arty influences claimed by most new bands with pretensions. That list includes Lou Reed (Velvet Underground), Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Doors, The Beatles. I usually ignore that bit of the review. When I read […]

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