2007

Piotr Grudinski B:W pic

23/3/16 – Piotr Grudzinski – 15th March 1975 – 21st February 2016 /Riverside – Schizophrenic Prayer – 2007

Most of my knowledge of Polish bands is confined to a series of Polish Jazz albums that came out in the seventies and even though I own some of that series, I’d be hard pressed to actually name the artists. One band that has made an impression in the moody, Prog Metal genre is Riverside. […]

Cerys Matthews Awyren=Aeroplane Album Cover - 2007

3/12/15 – Cerys Matthews – Awyren = Aeroplane – 2007

Any excuse to feature Cerys Matthews, especially in her own language, my thread of female artists singing in various languages continues here. Cerys Matthews’ band Catatonia made their last album Paper Scissors Stone in 2001 and she released her first solo album Cockahoop in 2003. She released a second solo album Never Say Goodbye in 2006 and in 2007 a mini album […]

Boston Pic 1976

29/3/15 – Boston – More Than A Feeling – 1976 / Brad Delp – June 12th 1951 – March 9th 2007

Eight years ago this month the news came that Brad Delp the original singer from Boston had committed suicide. It made me feel so terribly sad because More Than A Feeling defined Classic Rock and was supposed to be the antithesis of that dark place. It was supposed to be pain free, good times, melodic, unthreatening, […]

Robert Wyatt B:W 2014

5/11/14 – Robert Wyatt Releases Career Retrospective – Different Every Time – Ex Machina/Benign Dictatorships – 2014/ Just As You Are – 2007

Robert Wyatt releases a new retrospective through Domino Records on November 17th called, Different Every Time – Ex Machina/Benign Dictatorships. The album is a fascinating look at his long and interesting career, including collaborations and solo work and is the perfect place to start for anyone curious to discover this incredible artist. The link below is an […]

Blonde Redhead Pic

10/7/14 – Blonde Redhead – Dripping/No More Honey – 2014/Not Getting There – 2010/ 23 – 2007/ Messenger Featuring David Sylvian – 2003

Arty Japanese/American New Yorkers release their new album Barragán on September 2nd. Two singles have appeared so far, No More Honey and Dripping. Blonde Redhead are a three piece with twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace on drums and guitar/vocals respectively and guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Kazu Makino. No More Honey, the first single is sung by Makino and Dripping by Amedeo Pace […]

The Temptations 1970 pic

29/5/14 – Ball Of Confusion – From The Temptations To Tesla – In Audio & Video – 1970 – 2007

This is an extension of the post on Edwin Starr’s War and the fact that Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong wrote this song for The Temptations after War was deemed  too controversial for them. Ball Of Confusion appeared on The Temptations Greatest Hits Vol.2 in 1970 and betwen 1970 and 2007 there have been some […]