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31/10/17 – Roy Harper – Death Or Glory? – 1992

Halloween…and as October comes to an end, this will be my last post on the theme of death. There are few smarter talents out there, few more perceptive narrators that can articulate the human condition, the absurdity of life, the rules we pander to and our legacy in death, than the inimitable Roy Harper. On […]

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30/10/17 – The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death – 1988

It’s just one of those songs where everything came together at once – the beat, the words, the guitar parts, the guitar sounds, the bass, the sing speak delivery,¬†the attitude, the look. It was a hit – except only America seemed to notice, the song reaching No.38 in the mainstream chart. It was another case […]

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28/10/17 – Richard And Linda Thompson – Wall Of Death – 1982

After leaving Fairport Convention in 1971, Richard Thompson released his first solo album Henry The Human Fly to negative reviews. The next five albums saw Thompson perform as a duo with singer and wife to be Linda Peters credited as Richard And Linda Thompson. Their last album together,¬†Shoot Out The Lights, preceded a break up […]

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22/10/17 – Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys – The Angel Of Death – 1954

With Halloween and The Day Of The Dead festival approaching, the ‘Death’ theme continues. Having left behind a timeless legacy of countless Country classics and influencing Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, Hank Williams may not have been quite ready for The Angel Of Death, dying in the back of his cadillac on the 1st January […]

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18/10/17 – The Velvet Underground And Nico – The Black Angel’s Death Song – 1967

Although Lou Reed declared that the lyrics to The Black Angel’s Death Song were without meaning and were just about the sound of the words, it’s the closest that Lou Reed ever got to Bob Dylan with colourful language. Written in 1966 and released in 1967 – at this point Dylan was on his eighth […]