Tunes On The Edge Of Seat: The Most Significant Albums Of 1996, Part Two

Having vaguely dismissed the musical pedigree of 1996 in part one of this – something to do with not having been sonically ambushed in the dead of night by anything in that year’s armoury, and feeling somewhat regretful about such an oversight – there’s still a weighty number of significant records to ruminate upon. So … Continue reading Tunes On The Edge Of Seat: The Most Significant Albums Of 1996, Part Two

Live From The Chestnut Tree Café: The Most Significant Albums Of 1984

Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs which were composed entirely by mechanical means on a special kind of kaleidoscope. It was one of countless similar songs published for the benefit of the proles by a sub-section of the … Continue reading Live From The Chestnut Tree Café: The Most Significant Albums Of 1984

Bad Cover Versions

Conversations about cover versions. “You mean the anaemic, faithful renditions with added dance moves that perennially clog up the charts?” But no, she didn’t mean that; had no idea what clogged the charts these days beyond the vague instruction she’d left; kick me when the charts are suddenly filled with decent fayre, or lizards. “It’s … Continue reading Bad Cover Versions