1982

John Lever

19/3/17 – John Lever – Chameleons’ Drummer Has Died / The Chameleons – In Shreds – 1982

Sad and shocking news this week as The Chameleon’s drummer John Lever has passed away after a short illness. John was the driving powerhouse in one of the great Post-Punk, edgy guitar bands. Their sound captured both simultaneous intensity and atmosphere in a unique musical chemistry. Singer Mark Burgess announced this week that John had […]

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15/11/16 – Pete Burns – 5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016 / Dead Or Alive – It’s Been Hours Now – 1982 / The Stranger – 1982 / You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – 1984

Losing Leonard Cohen at 82 and Leon Russell at 74 is tragic but 57 is just too young to leave. Pete Burns died suddenly of a heart attack on 23rd October after a life of brilliant eccentricity that in his own inimitable way he managed to manifest in a down to earth manner that made him just […]

King Sunny Ade with Guitar

3/7/16 – King Sunny Adé – Documentary – 2012 / Ja Funmi from Juju Music – 1982

Tonight Sunday 3rd July I will be seeing King Sunny Adé, legend of Nigerian Juju music, live in Central Park. If you are not aware of his music you may want to watch the documentary below. Adé, also known as the Minister of Enjoyment and the African Bob Marley, along with Ebenezer Obey is a pioneer […]

ABC - The Lexicon Of Love - Cover Art - 1982

13/4/16 – ABC – Tears Are Not Enough/ Poison Arrow/The Look Of Love – The Lexicon Of Love – 1982

Does the tears theme have no end? Probably not, in fact I have a song from years ago called Here Come The Tears that I never recorded. I digress, in listening to ABC all these years later I came to the conclusion that instrumentation and arrangement can be the deal breaker even if the tune […]