Steve Marriott Berkeley Community Centre 1972

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1/1/18 – Humble Pie – Honky Tonk Women – Live LA Forum – 1973

As we leave for LA tomorrow I thought I would cast my ears back to the glorious Californian Rock Star infested seventies and see who might have been lurking there. Look who I found! Humble Pie at The Forum in LA in 1973 with Stevie Marriott on vocals and guitar, Clem Clempson on guitar and […]

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath - Cover Art - 2008

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30/12/17 – The Mars Volta – Goliath – 2008

As the year comes to an end and music grows and grows and as the perception of music to those that don’t really listen is focused on how bad it is, one remembers that there’s always been thousands of bands and songs that you haven’t heard that you would love. The Mars Volta might not […]

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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 […]