Category Archives: Rock

TERRY REID-THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER.

TERRY REID-THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. For many people, Terry Reid is music’s nearly man. He could’ve been the lead vocalist of two of the biggest rock bands in musical history. Sadly, that wasn’t to be, instead,Terry Reid decided to concentrate on his solo career.   He released six studio albums between 1968s Bang, …

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EDWIN SANZ-OVERFLOW.

EDWIN SANZ-OVERFLOW. There aren’t many six year olds that leave home to become a dancer. That’s apart from Edwin Sanz.  He was only six when he joined the Grupo Madera dance group, which promotes Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Venezuelan culture through dance and music. For the next twelve years, Edwin Sanz toured Venezuela and traversed South America and Europe. …

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FRIGHTENED RABBIT-PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK.

FRIGHTENED RABBIT-PAINTING OF A PANIC ATTACK. Frightened Rabbit’s roots can be traced back to Scott Hutchison’s teenage years in Selkirk, Scotland. Back then, Scott Hutchison was chronically shy. So much so, that his mother christening her son Frightened Rabbit. This moniker Scott would later resurrect, when he began to play some live shows. Before that, …

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THE PICTISH TRAIL-FUTURE ECHOES.

THE PICTISH TRAIL-FUTURE ECHOES. In 2002, Johnny Lynch was a student at the prestigious University of St. Andrews. He was approaching the end of his degree course. Most students would’ve been thinking about the life after University. Not Johnny Lynch.Instead,  Johnny Lynch began performing as The Pictish Trail in 2002. Later that year,  Johnny began …

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TEENAGE FANCLUB-HERE.

TEENAGE FANCLUB-HERE. After a six year absence, Glasgow’s very own Kings of jangle pop, Teenage Fanclub have just returned with their much anticipated tenth album, Here. It was released on the PeMa label, and is the long awaited followup to Shadows, which was released in May 2010. Since then, the members of Teenage Fanclub have …

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EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER-BRAIN SALAD SURGERY.

EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER-BRAIN SALAD SURGERY. When the time came for Emerson, Lake and Palmer to record their fourth album, Brain Salad Surgery, the trio were determined to record an album that they could replicate live. That hadn’t been the case with their their three previous albums. Something had to change, they realised.  So, Brain Salad Surgery, which will …

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KING CREOSOTE-ASTRONAUT MEETS APPLEMAN-LIMITED EDITION DELUXE VINYL VERSION

KING CREOSOTE-ASTRONAUT MEETS APPLEMAN-LIMITED EDITION DELUXE VINYL VERSION. Since 1995, Kenny Anderson  has been a one man music making machine. He has released over forty albums under a number of aliases, including the Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra, Khartoum Heroes, Kwaing Creasite and Jokes.  That however, is  just part of the Kenny Anderson story.  Kenny Anderson is also …

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ARBEIT SCHICKERT SCHNEIDER-A S S.

ARBEIT SCHICKERT SCHNEIDER-A S S. For the best part of fifty years, Berlin has produced many truly innovative musicians.  This includes Can, Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra and Cluster. They consistently produced groundbreaking music which even today, is influencing a new generation of musicians. Since then, Berlin has consistently produced many more talented and inventive musicians.  …

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SANDY DENNY-5 CLASSIC ALBUMS.

SANDY DENNY-5 CLASSIC ALBUMS. Sandy Denny was one of the finest British folk singers of her generation. There is no doubt about that. Sadly, her career was cut tragically short, on the 21st of April 1978, when Sandy Denny died aged just thirty-one. That day, music lost a hugely talented singer and songwriter. Music was …

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BUSHMAN’S REVENGE-JAZZ, FRITT ETTER HUKOMMELSEN.

BUSHMAN’S REVENGE-JAZZ, FRITT ETTER HUKOMMELSEN. After spending twelve years touring and recording, the three members of Bushman’s Revenge decided to take a much needed break. The gruelling and relentless schedule of the last few years had taken its toll. All that was needed was some time off, and a newly refreshed and revitalised Bushman’s Revenge …

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KAREN DALTON.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KAREN DALTON. Karen Dalton could’ve, and should’ve, been one of the most successful singers of her generation. She certainly had the talent. Her peers agreed. Bob Dylan described Karen Dalton as his favourite singer in his autobiography. He compared Karen’s voice to Billie Holliday, and her guitar playing to Jimmy …

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MARY AFI USUA-AFRICAN WOMAN.

MARY AFI USUA-AFRICAN WOMAN. When Mary Afi Usuah released her sophomore album African Woman on Clover Music in 1978, very few people outside of Nigeria heard the album. That was despite Mary Afi Usuah having performed in front of hundreds of thousands of music fans.  Mary Afi Usuah had spent thirteen years touring Europe with …

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KING CREOSOTE-ASTRONAUT MEETS APPLEMAN.

KING CREOSOTE-ASTRONAUT MEETS APPLEMAN. Since 1995, Kenny Anderson  has been a one man music making machine. He has released over forty albums under a number of aliases, including the Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra, Khartoum Heroes, Kwaing Creasite and Jokes.  That however, is  just part of the Kenny Anderson story.  Kenny Anderson is also a member of …

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META META-MM3.

META META-MM3. Ever since Metá Metá were formed in 2008, they’ve been at the centre of Sao Paulo’s new, vibrant and exciting music scene. It finds artists constantly collaborating on a variety of new and different projects. This includes the three members of Metá Metá. When Jucara Marcal, Thiago Franca and Kiko Dinucci are neither …

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LITTLE RICHARD-THE RILL THING, THE KING OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL AND THE SECOND COMING.

LITTLE RICHARD-THE RILL THING, THE KING OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL AND THE SECOND COMING. After a three years absence, Little Richard hit the comeback trail on the 11th March 1970. That was when he began work on his new album The Rill Thing. This would be the first album the thirty-five year old rock ’n’ …

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PASCAL PINON-SUNDUR.

PASCAL PINON-SUNDUR. It used to be that fourteen year olds dreamt about forming a band, and releasing an album. This they hoped, was the start of a career in music, and the road to fame and fortune. They dreamt of touring the world and releasing a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums. Alas, …

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DEEP PURPLE-THE JOURNEY TO ROCK TITANS.

DEEP PURPLE-THE JOURNEY TO ROCK TITANS. Little did record buyers realise it,that the seventies was the  golden era for rock music. That was when rock music came of age. So did true titans of rocks, like Led Zed Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. As the seventies dawned, they become three of biggest bands in the world. For the …

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THIRTY YEARS OF THE TRASHCAN SINATRAS.

THIRTY YEARS OF THE TRASHCAN SINATRAS. Nowadays, very few bands get to celebrate their tenth anniversary, never mind their twentieth or thirtieth. Especially bands formed in the eighties. Many were short-lived affairs, who released a couple of albums, before calling it a day. Some crashed and burned amidst rancour and anger. Often, money was at the …

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CLASSICAL GASSERS-POP GEMS INSPIRED BY THE GREAT COMPOSERS.

CLASSICAL GASSERS-POP GEMS INSPIRED BY THE GREAT COMPOSERS. Ever since the birth of rock ’n’ roll, songwriters have drawn inspiration from many sources. This includes everything from politics and poetry, to tragedy and triumph, even hurt, heartbreak and hope to controversy and current affairs, through to culture and classical composers. They’ve all provided food for …

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SPACE ECHO-THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE COSMIC SOUND OF CABO VERDE FINALLY REVEALED!

SPACE ECHO-THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE COSMIC SOUND OF CABO VERDE FINALLY REVEALED! In the spring of 1968, dockers in Baltimore, loaded cargo onto a ship bound for Rio De Janeiro, in Brazil. For the dockers, it was just another day at the  “office.” This was what they did, day in, day out. No longer did …

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