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High Heels, Legwarmers, Bikini Pants – Yes Its Prince.

Tweet On this day in 1984 the person that used to like to be known as an artist who once had a name before going a bit strange released a successful album.  Purple Rain was the first album that acknowledged the band and called them the Revolution and supported the film. Why the band was […]

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EC beats Kiss hands down

Tweet EC sold 100 of his guitars to raise money for his drug rehab clinic on this day in 1999.  He raised almost $5,000,000 Kiss sold off some of their memorabilia on this day a year later in 2000.  They raised $876,000. (first day of a 2 day sale). I am no fan of EC […]

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On This Day – Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You The Nerk Twins!

Tweet On this day in 1960 The Nerk Twins played a couple of gigs at the Fox and Hounds in Caversham.  As these were the only bookings fulfilled by the Nerk Twins that in itself would merit an ‘On This Day’ mention,  the more so that the location was the world famous Fox and Hounds. […]

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On This Day – The Stones, Decadent and Awful!

Tweet On this day in 1976 the Rolling Stones played 2 concerts in the Palace of Culture and Science building in Warsaw, Poland as part of their European tour. It was the first time the Stones had played behind the Iron Curtain. It was also the last tour that included Brian Jones. The tickets were handed […]

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My 100 Essential Albums – 15 – It’s A Beautiful Day , by It’s A Beautiful Day

Tweet It’s A Beautiful Day , a supreme summer of love album, with attitude Released in 1969 this is a tremendous album that rewards repeated listening and I can not imagine being parted from it for any length of time.  Perhaps that is a quick definition of an essential album.  When I picked up the […]

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My 100 Essential Albums – 9 – George Thorogood and the Destroyers, GT&TD

Tweet  Thorogood is good! George Thorogood and the Destroyers Recorded in 1977 this was the first George Thorogood album.  Mainly blues covers with only two self penned songs it introduced me to the talent that is George Thorogood.  A love of blues shines through the playing.  It is one of those things, 10 bands can […]

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My 100 Essential Albums – 8 Disraeli Gears by Cream

Tweet My 100 Essential Albums – 8 Disraeli Gears by Cream Released in November 1967 this was Cream’s second album and regularly features in lists of the top 100 essential albums. After the blues influenced, softer Fresh Cream, their first album, Cream embarked on a different, heavier, path.  This is, perhaps, the prototype for later […]

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My 100 Essential Albums – 6 – Transformer, Lou Reed

Tweet My first experience of Lou Reed’s music was courtesy of John Peel’s radio show.  Late at night on an old Bakelite radio while reading in bed, typical teenager stuff.  The first Velvet Underground track I heard was (I think) Heroin, but it could have been White Light.  In any event, I was sold. Following […]

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My Essential 100 Albums – 5 Trout Mask Replica Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

Tweet   Quite simply, this is the best rock album ever.  Less simply, it is not really a rock album.  It is a bluesy, rocky, multi faceted, arty, album that is difficult to pigeon hole.  The only easy description is that it is clearly the work of a genius.   By now I think that I […]

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My Essential 100 Albums – number 3 – Horses by Patti Smith

Tweet Horses – Patti Smith (1975) This was The and Glorious (to use her official title) Patti Smith’s first album and was released in December 1975. This album rescued me from a life in which I thought that music was dying, if not dead. I was blown away by the power and majesty of what […]

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