Masthead
One of my photos

Entries Tagged as 'Music'

The Oxygène of publicity

December 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Music

I see Jean-Michel Jarre has a new album out, a second follow-up to his 1976 breakthrough album Oxygène, called Oxygène 3. The tracks are called Oxygène Pt 14, Oxygène Pt 15, and so on up to Oxygène Pt 20. Jean-Michel is not someone to waste a lot of time thinking about titles for things. I […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Truckfighters

August 16th, 2016 · Comments Off · Music

I came across a track by a band called Truckfighters on Spotify this evening. I was quite taken with the the sound of it, which was sort of ragged psychedelia, so I looked them up on Wikipedia and was a little surprised to find that they are Swedish. I was quite amused to see the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Where are they now?

July 15th, 2016 · Comments Off · Music

We all know that the Pet Shop Boys are still doing their thing, but I wonder what their co-stars in this video are up to now?  They will all be into their late 20s now, which would make me feel old, if I didn’t already. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

The Fab Four

July 7th, 2016 · Comments Off · Music

A while ago all the Beatles back catalogue got added to Spotify at last, which partly compensated for Prince pulling his stuff off it. Personally I do not dislike the Beatles, but I never got round to buying any of their records either, apart from Sgt Pepper on vinyl ages ago. All of this means […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Segue Segue Sputnik!

May 9th, 2016 · Comments Off · Music

Ever since the BBC started repeating old TOTPs on a 35-year delay I have been watching and wallowing in the nostalgia. I think they started with 1976 or maybe 1975 and are now up to 1981. Obviously it is all downhill after the mighty 1979 but there are still some gems in there. The funny […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Yes – Like it is

July 5th, 2015 · Comments Off · Music

I still have not got round to listening to all 7 of the identical live albums that Yes released last month as part of the Progeny box set and then noticed on Spotify that there is yet another live album out, released last week. Whereas the Progeny discs are all from are all from 1972 […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Pop Quiz

May 21st, 2015 · Comments Off · Music

A quick question. Here is a quote from Music Week in 1973 Peter and Mary were almost pushed off stage; girls fainted in the traditional fashion, floodlights and coppers’ helmets were knocked over – and you could hardly hear XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX singing for the fans’ frenzied screaming. What is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX replacing? Hint: you know the first thing […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Nothing Has Changed

November 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

Right now I am on Spotify, listening to Nothing Has Changed, the new David Bowie ‘Best Of’ album. I shan’t be buying it for several reasons. Firstly, I don’t buy CDs any more at all, but even if I did I already have a 2 CD David Bowie hits collection and used to have quite […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

What’s in a name?

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Music

I watched a bit of the MOBO awards last night, but only about three minutes’ worth. As I tuned in there was a category where two of the nominees were Jessie J and Katy B which made it sound like they were not so much recording artists as child protection cases being granted anonymity. It […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Genesis: together and apart

October 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

I got round to watching that Genesis documentary on the iPlayer today. (Still available for a few days). It was entertaining enough but didn’t really have much in there for fans. It was good to see the five main members together in one room talking, but not much from that session was actually used – […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·