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Jumping the Shark

Another band with a rather daft name, if you ask me.  Come to think of it, just how many bands have really good names?  Answers on a postcard…  For the record, I wanted to have a band called… 115 more words

Subtitles, anyone?

I’ve been listening to this record for well over 30 years, and I still haven’t got a clue what the hell it’s about.  It is often cited as one of the most unintelligible pop songs ever released; aside from the song title “Into the Valley”, which Richard Jobson fires at us from the very beginning, I don’t reckon I could tell you with any certainty what else he sings in the remaining 3 minutes or so.   107 more words

Not Chariots, but Fields

I hear that the people of Scotland have decided to stick with us.  Fair enough.  To acknowledge the event, here’s a favourite of mine from way back in 1983.   157 more words

Chrissie Hynde on Too Much Sex Appeal in Pop: ‘Maybe They Should Just Be Making Porn Films’

By Marissa G. Muller

If you were looking at today’s pop landscape through Chrissie Hynde‘s eyes, you wouldn’t see much of a difference between pop singers and porn stars. 229 more words

The Route 103

There's the Rub

I think Wishbone Ash was actually the first band to be surgically implanted in my consciousness when I was a timid 11-year old trying to settle down in a new bed, trying to keep warm under double-folded blankets with the bed pushed right up against the radiator pipes to steal as much heat as possible.   244 more words

Wake up you sleepy head

Back in my school days, one of my house mates used to play Hunky Dory.  Every day in the day-room, if I remember rightly, so it was impossible to escape its influence.   150 more words