Tag Archives: Eno

Wings Of Desire still

4/7/17 – David Bowie – Sons Of The Silent Age – 1977 / As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson AKA Sam – 1942

Nine hours on a bus from Berlin to Cologne/Bonn airport where Olivia’s Dad Gerd is picking us up. On the bus, a driver that told us we couldn’t eat and only use the loo in an emergency. “No crumbling food” he said in German, “kein krümeliges Essen”. So I provocatively pulled out my cadbury’s flake […]

Robert Calvert - Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters Album cover 1974

29/12/15 – Robert Calvert – Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters – 1974

What I love about this album – apart from the songs, is the dialogue. A concept album by Hawkwind member Robert Calvert (Silver Machine, Seven By Seven and Sonic Attack were three of his greatest Hawkwind moments). The plot: Germany wants to modernize after World War 2 and are talked into purchasing one of the […]

Roxy Music

11/12/15 – Roxy Music – Virginia Plain – Top Of The Pops – 1972

The North East has spawned some of the greatest Rock stars England has ever produced. Hailing from Washington, Tyne and Weir, son of a miner, Bryan Ferry’s Roxy Music exploded onto the music scene in 1972 with this groundbreaking Art Rock classic. In an era that mostly kept singles and albums separate, Virginia Plain didn’t […]

Cluster 2

25/7/15 – Dieter Moebius – 16th January 1944 – 20th July 2015 / Cluster ll – 1972

Drummer, manipulator of the synthesizer, manipulator of the guitar, graphic artist and groundbreaking experimental Ambient, Industrial, Electronic, Techno and Krautrock innovator, Dieter Moebius will be remembered as one of the most important contributors to music so influential that it has penetrated deep into 21st century culture. It’s hard not to hear his and his collaborators and […]

Marianne-Faithfull-Give-My-Love-To-London-Pop-LP-Bonus-CD

3/11/14 – Marianne Faithful – Give My Love To London/Falling Back – 2014

At 67 years old Marianne Faithful returns with a cane (after suffering a broken hip in a fall) and a song co-written with Anna Calvi performing together with band live on Jools Holland’s Later. Contributions to her new album, Give My Love To London include, Roger Waters, Nick Cave, Ed Harcourt, Leonard Cohen, Steve Earle, Eno, […]