2016

Let's Eat Grandma

1/4/17 – Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini / Deep Six Textbook – 2016

By now probably close to 18 years old, Rosa and Jenny, the two best friends of Laa-Laa and Tinky Winky, released their album I, Gemini last year having conceived it, written it, recorded it when they were 15. But if like me you found Teletubbies to be nothing less than Psychedelic you will find these […]

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16/11/16 – Mose Allison – November 11 1927 – November 15 2016 / I Don’t Worry About A Thing – 1962/ Parchman Farm – 1958 / Look Here – 1964 / I’m Smashed – 1969 / Blues Breakers – Parchman Farm – 1966 / The Clash – Look Here – 1980 The Who – Young Man’s Blues Live – 1970

As Jazz lovers struggle with Rock and vice versa, Mose Allison managed to stay out of the genre wars by inventing his own style that incorporated Jazz and Blues with real songs, virtuoso playing, meaningful lyrics, memorable melodies, humour, seriousness –  Allison had it all covered. When The Who released Live At Leeds they included […]

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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 […]

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22/9/16 – The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – 2016

After some weeks of touring, travelling, investigating the universe from both a musical and philosophical perspective, after discovering Krakow, Warsaw, Inowroclaw, Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk in Poland wondering about the future of Riverside after the tragic death of their guitarist Piotr Grudzinski and learning unpronounceable words. After jamming on stage with Theo Travis in Veruno and […]

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1/9/16 – Blindead – Hearts – 2016

  Hearts is the latest single from the moody darkness of the north of Poland and Gdnyia’s Blindead. Rumbling drums from Konrad Ciesielski, moody piano and electronics from Bartosz Hervy,  atmospheric guitars from Marek Zielinski and electric 12 string from ex Behemoth guitarist Mateusz Smierzchalski with a debut for new vocalist Piotr Pieza – Matteo Bassoli completes the line up on bass guitar. At […]