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A SPLENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL

One man's meander through his record collection

If you know me, you know that the greater part of my headspace is devoted to thinking about records. For as long as I  can remember records have been the pride and joy of my existence and I simply won't shut up about them. So bear with me, dear reader, because I have a heck of lot I want to talk about.

But the most important part as rev, is that hopefully you pull out some of those forgotten classics nestling in your respective attics.

Get digging, cats.

 
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COSMIC!

At the end of the month, Morrissey releases a new single. Well it's not a new single really but a live recording from a concert in...

MONKEY MAGIC

With each new year inevitably comes a deluge of nostalgia. The toll of the midnight bell seems to offer a fixed point for us to compare...

POP'S FINEST HOUR

Actually it's around fifty eight minutes but there's no need to quibble... One of the joys of Christmas, in the UK at least, was the...

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

It won't take me to point out that 2020 has been the strangest of years and it will doubtless be topped off by one of the strangest of...

INSTANT HIT!

Of course, I remember where I was... Because it was the first time I remember feeling so devastated. I had not suffered a personal...

A MAN OUT OF TIME

One of my prime purposes in putting my meagre musical musings down to share with you has always been to shed light on those once-loved...

WHERE THE SIXTIES SWUNG

A very good friend and correspondent of this humble blog gets particularly excitable around the question of the greatest year in pop...

OPEN SKY

Oh no... there's another one of those critics' lists - a new Rolling Stone Magazine "Top 500 Albums Of All Time". That's guaranteed to...

OUT WITH A BANG

When I was looking for a job as a soon to be graduate trainee, one of the places I interviewed had a hiring mantra - as the job spent so...

THE FIRST SHADE OF GRAY

For those of you who have kindly put up with my ramblings on matters pop, it is fairly obvious that my inclination is to the musical...

FAMILY ALBUMS

The history of Rock & Roll is littered with tales of sibling rivalry - stories that would shadow Cain and Abel and more often than not,...

RIGHTING REDDING

I'm fairly certain that I am going to run into some flak for my opening assertion in this submission but I really really think "(Sittin'...

RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME

Those of you who know me know there's few things I enjoy more than a great pop trivia question and last week, with thanks to some fellow...

GUITAR HERO

Rock fans all over the world this week mourned the sad passing of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. Now I have written about Van Halen in...

TALKING PICTURES

I have to confess to being quite excited about an upcoming release which for those of you who already know my predilection for digging...

POLITICAL FORTUNES

I have no real desire to turn this blog into a forum for debate for anything other than musical opinions and so am always careful not to...

ISN'T 3 THE MAGIC NUMBER?

They say that you should never place too much store by what critics write and yet I find it is often the grit that pushes me to advocate...

WONDERLAND

I would rather avoid courting any early controversy and so am excluding The Bible or any other spiritual text from this next Muso Musing...

BOSS TUNE

Bruce Springsteen is an artist constructed for all of his influences - Elvis, Spector, Johnny Cash, Stax Records and the list goes on. It...

AND THE WINNER IS...

Considering music has such a pivotal role in the creativity of movie-making, I often find myself largely disappointed at the choices that...

 

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