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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

Death of a Dandy

David Bowie is dead. After sixty nine years and many changes of style, the great man – nicknamed ‘The Thin White Duke’ – has made his final transformation. In the great scheme of popular music, he make a massive impact.

Death of a Dandy

David Bowie is dead. After sixty nine years and many changes of style, the great man – nicknamed ‘The Thin White Duke’ – has made his final transformation. In the great scheme of popular music, he make a massive impact.

Cocteau Twins – Treasure

One of the great Scottish bands to come out of the immediate post-Punk era of the late nineteen seventies – think Associates, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Josef K and Orange Juice – Cocteau Twins formed at a Grangemouth disco in 1979. Named after

Cocteau Twins – Treasure

One of the great Scottish bands to come out of the immediate post-Punk era of the late nineteen seventies – think Associates, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Josef K and Orange Juice – Cocteau Twins formed at a Grangemouth disco in 1979. Named after

The Crusaders – Street Life

By the time of this album’s release at the end of the nineteen seventies, disco music was fast becoming an artistically spent force. Saturday Night Fever was now yesterday’s news, and the genre was becoming the province of cynical pop

The Crusaders – Street Life

By the time of this album’s release at the end of the nineteen seventies, disco music was fast becoming an artistically spent force. Saturday Night Fever was now yesterday’s news, and the genre was becoming the province of cynical pop