Richard Hell And The Voidoids pic

9/5/16 – Richard Hell And The Voidoids – Blank Generation – 1977 / Ivan Julian Benefit – 2016

Waking up in Kentucky might have been on my list of the least likely things I would do in my life. But here I am rehearsing for the Acres Of Space/Hu Dost tour. Playing with a whole lot of musicians you’ve never met might seem intimidating but in actual fact it’s rather freeing. So thank […]

Racing Cars B:W Pic

22/2/16 – Gareth ‘Morty’ Mortimer – ???? 1949 – 17th December 2015/ Racing Cars – They Shoot Horses Don’t They – 1977 / Ancient Grease – Women And Children First – 1970

A tribute to another soul who has left us although he has had little attention in the media accept in the area of Wales where he was from. Gareth Mortimer or ‘Morty’ as he was known, was the singer in Welsh band Racing Cars. They had one hit, written by Morty, They Shoot Horses Don’t […]

Shuggie Otis - B:W pic - Early Seventies

7/2/16 – Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23 – 1971/ The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23 – 1977

Inspiration Information and Strawberry Letter 23 are Shuggie Otis’ best known songs, the latter a big hit for The Brothers Johnson from their album Right On Time (1977) produced under the guidance of Quincy Jones, the song reached No.5 on the US chart. It’s a song that you love if you know it or you’ve […]