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All Killer – Close to the Edge (1972)

February 11th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I have been a big fan of Yes for ages, since about 1976, back when John Peel was still playing them on his radio show alongside the emerging punk music. In fact I can remember Peel playing tracks from Going For The One when it was released in 1977. A year later and Yes were […]

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1973 – Living For The City

February 10th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

What a year 1973 was for music, but then so were all years in the 1970’s really. For a start it was a great year for glam rock, with great tunes from Suzi Quatro (Can the Can & 48 Crash), T. Rex (20th Century Boy), Sweet (Ballroom Blitz and Blockbuster), Slade (Cum on Feel the […]

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All Killer – Entertainment! (1979)

February 8th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Music

When thinking about albums that meet the criteria for being all killer/no filler, there is only one place to start and that is the 1979 album Entertainment! by Gang of Four. I may sometimes change my mind about what my favourite song or single is, depending on mood, but if anybody asks me what my […]

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1972 – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone

February 5th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I have been looking forward to reaching 1972 for two reasons: it is when there staarted to be so much good (to me) music that choosing one track starts to get harder, and one of those track is possibly the greatest song ever. A strong assertion thre, but listen properly to Papa Was A Rollin’ […]

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All Killer, No Filler

February 3rd, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I think the phrase “All killer: no filler” is a familiar one. As applied to music it is an LP which only has tracks that are what are currently referred to as ‘bangers’. Obviously it is a very subjective matter. One person’s killer track is another person’s waste of space.

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1971 – A Horse With No Name

February 3rd, 2019 · No Comments · Music

At last we reach a year when I know I was actively listening to some music that I am still happy to listen to today. Of course I was still limited mostly to what Radio 1 was playing, but I was engaging with it a lot more. It is a missed opportunity that it was […]

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1970 – 25 or 6 to 4

February 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Music

At last we reach the 70’s, the best decade for music. That is only my opinion of course, but it is also a fact! The decade of prog, glam, reggae, soul, disco, blues rock, punk, krautrock, the start of rap, and much more. Of course in 1970 I was still only 8 and not really […]

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1969 – Sweet Caroline

February 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Music

As the sixties come to a close, there were a few very catchy tunes in 1969 that I know I heard a lot on the radio. Sugar, Sugar by the Arches is one that we were all singing in the playground at primary school, and there was Boom Bang-a-Bang by Lulu and A boy Named […]

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2018: not a total write-off

January 3rd, 2019 · Comments Off on 2018: not a total write-off · Life, Music, Politics

In many respects 2018 was a year to forget. The news was almost entirely bad, and sometime so bad it was funny, with a number of headlines that would have been dismissed by Chris Morris for being too ridiculous. Brexit was tearing apart the country, the government and the opposition, and fillingup the news every […]

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1968 – Time of the Season

December 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1968 – Time of the Season · Music

Now this is a cheat. There is no way I really got into the Zombies until a lot later than the 60’s or even 70’s, but this really is a masterpiece. Looking at the hits of that year, there is nothing really that I would have been into at the tme, with the exception of […]

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