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Wolf Alice

24/01/18 – Wolf Alice – Planet Hunter – Live – 2017

Roaming around the planet you notice that music from your own country couldn’t have been made in somebody else’s country – or planet. The Allman Brothers couldn’t have come from Liverpool, Echo And The Bunnymen couldn’t have come from Florida. Thanks for both of them at their best. I’m in Austin and to Texan ears Wolf […]

The Godfathers Pic

30/10/17 – The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death – 1988

It’s just one of those songs where everything came together at once – the beat, the words, the guitar parts, the guitar sounds, the bass, the sing speak delivery, the attitude, the look. It was a hit – except only America seemed to notice, the song reaching No.38 in the mainstream chart. It was another case […]

PiL Death Disco Cover Art 1979

11/10/17 – Public Image Limited – Death Disco – 1979

At the end of Public Image Limited’s performance of Death Disco on Top Of The Pops, presenter/DJ Mike Read refers to the band as Johnny, Jah and the boys – one camp baiting the establishment by their mere existence, the other camp not really understanding what they were so angry about and failing to draw […]

Queen - Live - 1975 - colour pic

30/9/17 – Queen – Death On Two Legs – 1975

One of the most scathing personal attacks recorded in song, Death On Two Legs was the opening track on Queen’s fourth, extravagant, eclectic masterpiece, A Night At The Opera, released in 1975 – at the time the most expensive album ever made. In his biography Norman Sheffield, Queen’s original manager (and owner of the world […]