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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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WHEN THE OLD JOANNA PLAYS

For a long time, keen chart observers were regularly notified about the fact that Elton John had never had a solo number one in the UK....

A CLASH OF CULTURE

One or two of you might remember that the mission of my previous (now lost in cyber-space) blog was to dig out albums that everybody used...

KEEPING UP WITH... THE SMITHS

I came across a great book the other day, which was actually published a few years ago, called "A Scene In Between" which is a great...

DI ANOTHER WAY

It is sometimes easy to forget just how powerful and all-pervading Disco was a genre. The launch of "Saturday Night Fever" set loose a...

LESS TRAGIC, MORE MAGIC

I have always felt that the main purpose of this blog was to persuade even the smallest fraction of what readership there is to revisit...

THE REAL DANNY GALWAY

A most trusted musical cohort of mine asked the other day through the medium of the face book to list five songs that made you cry. I...

HISTORY LESSONS

I find it's always quite interesting when artists name check other artists in the course of their songs. It seems to serve one of three...

HIT AND MYTH

In the course of his iconoclastic track "God" released in 1970, John Lennon denounced his belief in all manner of deities and concepts...

LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF FEAR

As many of you know, one of my major contentions concerning how music is consumed today is that it seems less valuable. We think of...

SOUND FOR VISION

Say it very quietly but there was a time when the record buying public rather deserted David Bowie. Of course, after his sad passing,...

THE DAY JOB

I'm no great fan of Nickelback but their song "Rockstar" is a guilty pleasure that perfectly sums up how all music fans really feel with...

TIME TO STAND UP

"Don't Stand Me Down" by Dexy's Midnight Runners, their album release in 1986, has long been considered shorthand for career suicide in...

YACHT-GATE

For those of us who would describe themselves as 'hopelessly romantic and yet romantically hopeless' our national anthem is surely and...

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUNK

As a rule, I try to write this blog without necessarily drawing on the current context so that any views and opinions remain relevant...

IN NEED OF CORRECTION

One of my favourite pieces of pop trivia is that the mother of Mike Nesmith - the woolly hatted guitarist in The Monkees - invented...

STRING DRIVEN THING

A good friend of mine and I used to share a joke that when certain songs came on the pub jukebox and you might be feeling a little more...

PEEK PERFORMANCE

There are few artists who are prepared to be quite as open as Billy Joel about their influences and for him, it's all about the Beatles....

MARRON DORADO

The Stranglers were always amongst the most sulky or, to use a word I only ever hear in America, ornery, of bands. They had a strong...

UNPARALLELED

When I wrote my previous blog, "Remasters Of The Universe", the mission was to get as many of you as possible to blow the dust off those...

EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED

What a week it's been for Stones fans. Firstly, they were one of the undoubted star perfomers at the online Global Citizen jamboree where...

 

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