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  • Tago Mago – Can
    on Aug 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Any band with these qualities is a shoe-in, German (that should be enough), prog rockers, classically trained avant garde musicians, the funkiest backline outside of Dertroit, a japanese vocalist who sang, mumbled, whispered and screamed his lyrics i...
  • In a Silent Way – Miles Davis
    on Aug 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Let me get it out there, I am a big Miles fan. I struggled to pick the first album for the blog. In the end I literally laid my CDs on the ground, closed my eyes and picked one out … Continue reading →...
  • Gentlemen Take Polaroids – Japan
    on Aug 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
    The taste of country air you’ll never know. When I lived and worked in South Korea I had a friend called Tadashi, he was a 6ft 6 japanese man whose nickname was chopstick. He was an avid fan of English/western … Continue reading →...
  • Live/Dead – Grateful Dead
    on Jul 31, 2012 in Uncategorized
    This is going to be a short entry today as we are travelling through the Scottish highlands and my phone signal is pretty unreliable. This was our in car listening today as we wound our way through the Wester Ross … Continue reading →...
  • Easter – Patti Smith Group
    on Jul 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Every night on sep’rate stars, before we go to sleep, we pray so breathlessly. I have a very deep and powerful memory relating to this album that I have carried around with me since 1978. It is what I have … Continue reading →...
  • La Folie – The Stranglers
    on Jul 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
    When Golden Brown, the single from this album that elevated The Stranglers into the big leagues, hit no. 2 in the charts I had to justify my continued love of the band in the face of an obvious commercial sell-out. … Continue reading →...
  • Computer World – Kraftwerk
    on Jul 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
    In my new book ‘One Thousand Angry Letters to Chris Martin’ I ask the indie millionaire, why he wanted to mess with the Kraftwerk canon. Even if they did give him permission to abuse Computer Love for his own ends, … Continue readin...
  • Don’t Try This at Home – Billy Bragg
    on Jul 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Or if you are asking for this in Newcastle -’Diven’t Try This at Yhem’. Actually this phrase is usually used as a warning about leaving a chip pan on and falling asleep after eight pints. Some classic Braggmeister (copyright NME, &#...
  • Damn the Torpedoes – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
    on Jul 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Although some of my musical tastes run to the rather exotic, post-punk, post-rock, jazz, free jazz, Kate Bush, Mongolian throat singing, sometimes this boy just wants to rock (middle fingers down outer fingers extended upwards, in a typical, about to...
  • Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis
    on Jul 24, 2012 in Uncategorized
    All hail the genius that is the Hollis. Most of you won’t have a shred of interest in this artist, so I better start with some amusing anecdotes to keep you reading. I had a look at Mark Hollis’ Wikipedia … Continue reading →...
  • Solid Air – John Martyn
    on Jul 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
    In the late 90s my wife and I lived in East Angrier in Suffolk. It was before we had children and we didn’t really know anyone so we spent a lot of time at the cinema, looking at old UFO … Continue reading →...
  • The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover – Michael Nyman
    on Jul 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
    When I worked in Saudi Arabia I shared a staffroom with possibly the poshest person I have ever met. Thoroughly nice chap though and a fantastic educator, over 4 years in the staff room he gave me a crash course … Continue reading →...
  • Seventeen Seconds – The Cure
    on Jul 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I have a new idea for a chat show, it is called ‘Screaming into the Void with Lars Von Trier’. Each week Lars and a celebrity guest will shoot the existential ennui whilst sitting on comfortable chairs. At the end … Continue reading...
  • Tales from Topographic Oceans – Yes
    on Jul 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
    In the teenage world of haversack art, the kid who gets his dad to do it is King. Haversack art was a big thing at our school, mainly the metal kids and punks. I had the lettering from the Stranglers … Continue reading →...
  • Animals – Pink Floyd
    on Jul 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
    You’re nearly a real treat, all tight lips and cold feet. I have really grown into this album, it wasn’t one of my favourite Floyd albums until I was in my 30s, once in my 30s I could identify more … Continue reading →...
  • Deep Purple in Rock – Deep Purple
    on Jul 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
    After hearing about Jon Lord passing away I decided to put this album on the 3000 playlist. I Don’t think I have listened to this for 10 years or so and I don’t know why as it is a great … Continue reading →...
  • Tangram – Tangerine Dream
    on Jul 17, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I thought, for today’s album, I would listen to Tangerine Dream on mushrooms. Mushrooms seemed perfect as they would highten the electronic noodlings of our favourite German soundworld merchants. I managed to get in touch with my dealer (fruit...
  • Beggars Banquet – Rolling StonesIn the 1960s apparently music fans were divided into either fans of The Stones or fans of the Beatles, and never the twain etc etc. I don’t know if this actually existed in the 60s and seems like some hazy … Continue reading →...
  • Who’s Next – The Who
    on Jul 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I think the conversation may have gone some thing like this - ‘Roger, this is Keith, where are we shooting the cover for the new album, L.A., Tokyo, New York, Paris?’ Roger Daltry ‘No Keith, Easington Colliery’ And so from ...
  • Liege and Lief – Fairport Convention
    on Jul 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
    A holiday, a holiday, and the first one of the year. What three albums would you put in a time capsule to represent the high points of human culture? I think this album would be in mine, along with John … Continue reading →...