Category Archives: music

Heaven 17

The early eighties were the high watermark for electronic music. A new wave of electronic synthesisers appeared in the late seventies, opening up the floodgates for a generation of bored kids, just as guitar-driven punk rock had a few years

Heaven 17

The early eighties were the high watermark for electronic music. A new wave of electronic synthesisers appeared in the late seventies, opening up the floodgates for a generation of bored kids, just as guitar-driven punk rock had a few years

Mr B, The Gentleman Rhymer

“I was looking for an excuse to become Mr B for ages”, says Mr B. “Some good friends and I had this rule that if we went out drinking in the autumn, we would have to wear suits instead of T-shirts

Mr B, The Gentleman Rhymer

“I was looking for an excuse to become Mr B for ages”, says Mr B. “Some good friends and I had this rule that if we went out drinking in the autumn, we would have to wear suits instead of T-shirts

Professor Elemental

In the luxury of his opulent Brighton office, Professor Elemental is reclining on a sumptuously upholstered Edwardian chaise longue, Pith helmet to one side, cup of tea in hand. “Oh do come in”, he beckons. Within minutes, I am hearing

Professor Elemental

In the luxury of his opulent Brighton office, Professor Elemental is reclining on a sumptuously upholstered Edwardian chaise longue, Pith helmet to one side, cup of tea in hand. “Oh do come in”, he beckons. Within minutes, I am hearing

Kate Bush – The Kick Inside

Many viewed Kate Bush’s first single – Wuthering Heights – as a novelty record. Her striking and distinctive vocal style was nothing like anything else around at the time, making it easy pickings for satirists and cynics alike. Sadly, this rather detracted

Kate Bush – The Kick Inside

Many viewed Kate Bush’s first single – Wuthering Heights – as a novelty record. Her striking and distinctive vocal style was nothing like anything else around at the time, making it easy pickings for satirists and cynics alike. Sadly, this rather detracted

The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

With superb songwriting and consummate musicianship, The Kinks were one of the finest bands of the rock era. The stock-in-trade of frontman Ray Davies was penning affectionate odes to people and places close to him. His gentle, lilting vocals make his songs

The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

With superb songwriting and consummate musicianship, The Kinks were one of the finest bands of the rock era. The stock-in-trade of frontman Ray Davies was penning affectionate odes to people and places close to him. His gentle, lilting vocals make his songs

America – Homecoming

Horse with no Name is the song that everyone remembers from this early seventies soft-rock band, but that’s only the start of the story. Released on November 15th, 1972, Homecoming was the band’s ‘difficult second album’, attempting to repeat the runaway success

America – Homecoming

Horse with no Name is the song that everyone remembers from this early seventies soft-rock band, but that’s only the start of the story. Released on November 15th, 1972, Homecoming was the band’s ‘difficult second album’, attempting to repeat the runaway success

ABC – Lexicon of Love

“A bizarro trio who show occasional flashes of promise, but whose pretentiousness becomes quite tiresome”, is how the New Musical Express described Vice Versa in early 1978. It was an interesting point, and one which perhaps caused Mark White, Stephen Singleton

ABC – Lexicon of Love

“A bizarro trio who show occasional flashes of promise, but whose pretentiousness becomes quite tiresome”, is how the New Musical Express described Vice Versa in early 1978. It was an interesting point, and one which perhaps caused Mark White, Stephen Singleton