A brief history of music

Obviously, the album peaked in 1971, but what happened in the rest of history…? 1955 Teenagers exist, they eat burgers, buy vinyl and everyone has good hair. Boy scouting becomes less fashionable. 1963 A lot more people started taking a lot more drugs. People wear pointy footwear. 1964 Americans discover British music. Which was actuallyContinue reading “A brief history of music”

Listen without prejudice Vol.1

Where do you start with an album that asks you to listen without prejudice?  Well I’ll tell you where I started; a place of distrust and suspicion; what is Mr Michael trying to hide? George Michael released ‘Listen Without Prejudice’  3 September 1990 following the massive success of 1987’s “Faith’. The album was 1 ofContinue reading “Listen without prejudice Vol.1”

Natty Dread

A commonality between (almost) any ‘great’ work of art, is that they all have an essential reason for being.  Ask: why was this made, what does it express, and would the world be different if it didn’t exist?  If the answer to these questions are not clear, then it is likely the work will notContinue reading “Natty Dread”

Parallel Lines

In 1978, a former playboy model and 5 ‘hopelessly horrible’ musicians from the New York underground went into a recording studio and laid down a soundtrack which tied together the most musically diverse decade. Combining punk, glam, disco, pop, new wave, rock n roll and 50s doo-wop, Blondie were to create a stellar mix ofContinue reading “Parallel Lines”

Episode 1 – George or gorge?

Episode 1 – Sinatra! Bob Marley! That guy now not in Wham! Quizzes! Have you ever wondered what people listened to before Rock n Roll? Keen on Fedora hats? Ah! You like a geological feature and 80s pop star-based quiz! Well, you are in for a treat…! Listen on, get excited, wet the bed andContinue reading “Episode 1 – George or gorge?”