Monthly Archives: June, 2011

LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS-RATTLESNAKES.

LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS-RATTLESNAKES. There are two reasons I have decided to write this article. Firstly, it takes me back to a time long ago, when I was much younger, I was a student, a time I thoroughly enjoyed in life, and this was one of the albums that was part of the soundtrack …

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PRIMAL SCEAM-ECHO DEK.

PRIMAL SCREAM-ECHO DEK. Recently I was talking to a friend about our favorite albums, and we were going through some of the albums we liked. Having spoken about some of the more obvious choices, we went on to chat about the more obscure albums we each liked. It was then that I mentioned the album …

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MASTERS AT WORK-THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION.

MASTERS AT WORK-THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. In a recent article about Incognito, I mentioned that I had been listening to a Masters At Work 10th Anniversary box set. Afterwards, I was listening to a few tracks from that box set again, and thought that now would be a good time to write about Masters At …

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MASSIVE ATTACK-BLUE LINES.

MASSIVE ATTACK-BLUE LINES. Recently I wrote an article about Portishead, a group from Bristol, who were pioneers of the trip hop scene. In this article, I will write about another group who were at the forefront of the trip hop scene, and who did as much to popularize, and develop trip hop as a musical …

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INCOGNITO-NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE.

INCOGNITO-NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE. Recently, I was listening to a Masters At Work 10th Anniversary Collection box set and on that box set, were two remixes of tracks by the band I am about to write about. The band is Incognito and the tracks were Always There and Nights Over Egypt from their 1999 …

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BLOOMSDAY-FORTUNY.

BLOOMSDAY-FORTUNY. The group I am going to write about in this article, were a short lived project, between members of two of Scotland’s finest bands. Bloomsday were formed by Chris Thomson of The Bathers and two former members of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Stephen Irvine and Neil Clark. The story of how Bloomsday is …

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JON LUCIEN-RASHIDA.

JON LUCIEN-RASHIDA. Today I thought I would write about an artist who many people will not be aware of, despite the artist receiving two Grammy nominations for the album this article is about. The artist is Jon Lucien, and the album is Rashida, his second album, released on RCA Records in 1973.  Jon Lucien was …

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DOWNTEMPO MUSIC-SOME OF ITS FINEST MOMENTS.

DOWNTEMPO MUSIC-SOME OF ITS FINEST MOMENTS. For some time, I have been planning a retrospective of downtempo music. Immediately, I hear you say downtempo music, what is that? Downtempo music is the way I describe what many people would call chill-out music. I have chosen to use the term downtempo music because for a while, …

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JOE GIBBS AND THE PROFESSIONALS-MAJESTIC DUB.

JOE GIBBS AND THE PROFESSIONALS-MAJESTIC DUB. Although I love all types of music, and have a record collection that spans all the musical genres, one type of music I have always loved is dub reggae. In a previous article, I wrote about one of the dub reggae’s pioneers and greatest King Tubby. The person this …

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ASTRID-BOY FOR YOU.

ASTRID-BOY FOR YOU. Often in articles I write about artists that many people will not, yet, have discovered. These artists have, for some reason, not made the commercial breakthrough their music deserves. This often, surprises not only the artists, but also many people within the music industry. Often, these artists, have an abundance of talent, …

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