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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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My 100 Essential Albums – 10, The Velvet Underground and Nico

Tweet   In my last post about my 100 essential albums I explained that I had removed Exile on Main Street from the list because when I thought about it I did not think that it was one of those essential albums that I could not live without. However, its replacement, The Velvet Undergound and […]

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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 100 Essential Albums

Tweet My 100 Essential Albums I like Desert Island Disks.  For those that do not know this radio show the premiss is very simple.  A celebrity is asked to choose just 8 tracks that they would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island.  Obviously, 8 tracks is a nonsense.  […]

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On This Day – Carol Dryden Posts Herself, to The Beatles!

Tweet 14th June 1964.  A girl, Carol Dryden tried to post herself to The Beatles. (Luckily she did not suffer the same fate as Waldo Jeffers in The Gift by The Velvet Underground). Although there are plenty of references to the incident the details are vague.  The basic story is that a girl known as […]

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Review – Really a ‘Must Have’ Reissue – REALLY

Tweet We have all read the publicity blurbs about this or that ‘must have ‘ reissue. Generally they are for second rate didn’t-make-it-first-time-may-make-it-this-time-anyway-it-was-gathering-dust-on-the-shelf albums. It is good, very good, to find one reissue of a real my-life-would-not-be-complete-without-it album. The Feelies were great. They came from New jersey and were called the best underground band in […]

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