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Gig Review: The Stranglers

Glasgow O2 Academy 28/03/15

A packed venue showed that nostalgia for the ’70s was still strong in the air. Looking out over the sea of bald heads and leather jackets, it quickly became apparent that the audience of the sold-out gig was almost entirely male, and with very few exceptions (yours truly included) all over the age of 50. 539 more words


The Music of my Life 1975-1979

If the seventies are anything to go by, then the old adage of tough times producing great art certainly holds true. Like the social and political realm around it, the music world was in a state of decay and rebirth all at the same time during this period. 948 more words


My Top 10 Last.FM Artists - 010917

  1. (-) – The Clash
  2. (-) – The Cure
  3. (-) – The Damned
  4. (-) – The Hollies
  5. (-) – The Doors
  6. (-) – The Adverts
  7. (-) – The Dollyrots…
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Week 35 - TBT 2017 - Staring at the rude boys

Last weekend Dee and I were in Belfast for Stiff Little Fingers‘ (SLF) homecoming gig on their 40th Anniversary tour. They had a great supporting cast of… 281 more words


The Stranglers - Threatened

Menacing, low-slung New Wave from The Stranglers utterly brilliant ‘Black & White’ album from 1978.


Week 32 - TBT 2017 - Nice 'n Sleazy

One of the tunes I use when warming up prior to rehearsal or practice is this one. Only the intro, but it gets the fingers and hands moving well I think. 61 more words


Golden Brown

Was watching many music videos before bed last night, so no surprise there would be something stuck in my head this morning.

I had completely forgotten about this song until last night, but back in the early 90’s I liked this song very much. 83 more words