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Verlaines Death And The Maiden - Cover Art - 1983

20/9/17 – The Verlaines – Death And The Maiden – 1983

From Aldous Harding to Neil Finn, New Zealand, like Iceland, brings forth more crucial artists than their population might expect. The Verlaines, led since their formation in 1981 by singer songwriter and guitarist Graeme Downes, first appeared as part of the Flying Nun label’s early Double Dunedin EP release that also featured The Chills, Sneaky […]

Holger Czukay with dictaphone

6/9/17 – Holger Czukay – 24th March 1938 – 5th September 2017/ Ode To Perfume – 1981 / Cool In The Pool – 1979

I try hard not to make the In Deep Music Archive posts a graveyard of obituaries despite the continuous high profile deaths, most recently musicians Glen Campbell, Walter Becker, Mick Softley, John Abercrombie and the terrible news yesterday that Swedish guitarist Peter Puders, who I knew from living in Stockholm, had taken his own life. […]

Temple Of The Dog - Album Cover - 1991

18/5/17 – Chris Cornell – July 20th 1964 – May 17th 2017 / Temple Of The Dog – Hunger Strike – 1991

Although Temple Of The Dog (1991) was the first album that I had that featured Chris Cornell, I had forgotten that it had been conceived by him as a tribute to his friend and Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood after his death from a heroin overdose in 1990. Featuring Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, […]

Chuck Berry 1958

21/3/17 – Chuck Berry – October 18th 1926 – March 18th 2017 / Chuck Berry – Little Queenie – 1959 / The Rolling Stones – Little Queenie – 1969

With little effort, tapping into those talents that allow me to predict the future, I have been saying this was coming since I realized quite recently that Chuck Berry would be 91 in 2017 – note that Little Richard will be 85 in December. Sadly Chuck didn’t make it to that 91st birthday but his legacy runs […]