Andy Warhol transvestite Superstar Holly Woodlawn, acclaimed for her performance in 'Trash', photographed in 1970. (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

8/12/15 – Holly Woodlawn – October 26 – 1946 – December 6 – 2015 – Vanessa Paradis and Dave Stewart – Walk On The Wild Side – 1990

Holly Woodlawn, transgender Warhol superstar and the inspiration for one of the characters from Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side, has died in Los Angeles aged 69. Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl was born in Puerto Rico in 1946 and grew up in Miami. The line: “Holly came from Miami, F-L-A, hitchhiked her way across […]

Bjork Gling Glo Cover Art 1990

4/12/15 – Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar – Gling Glo – 1990

This album is an oddity, Björk singing jazzy standards in icelandic, I just wonder why she only ever made one album in this style because in my humble opinion it’s a big success. As a singer, Björk is unique but in the context of Jazz she sounds like an alien on the bus. Her petulant girl vocal delivery, […]

Caterwaul Band

1/9/15 – Caterwaul – The Sheeps A Wolf – 1989 / Good For You – 1990

Caterwaul were a late eighties Indie band from Phoenix, Arizona, a scratchier Siouxsie And The Banshees with something of Death Cult in their sound. They were certainly influenced by English Post-Punk’s, desolate razor guitar – John McGeoch and Billy Duffy were probably often on guitarist Mark Schafer’s turntable. Betsy Martin’s distinctive voice was a gothic Chrissie […]

Jellyfish - Bellybutton Album Cover 1990

4/4/15 – Jellyfish – Bellybutton/ The King Is Half Undressed – Video – 1990

Formed out of the ashes of Beatnick Beatch, San Francisco’s Jellyfish wore their influences firmly on their sleeve. A summery Sixties Power Pop with a snap and clean punch that had you tapping your foot and immersing yourself in the melody rather than reliving an old bad acid trip. Singing drummer Andy Sturmer and multi-instrumentalist […]


15/3/15 – The La’s – There She Goes – 1988/1990

Although The La’s are associated more as an influence on Brit Pop and had little in common with the early eighties Liverpool scene it’s hard to talk about Liverpool in that decade without featuring their timeless classic, There She Goes released in 1988. The single only reached No.59 on the charts as the band attempted to […]