It’s been difficult to know all week whether I’ve been depressed or just perpetually hungover. Which seems like […]
Bohemian Rhapsody was the first song I remember being aware of as a kid. I have a clear […]
We emigrated to Perth, Western Australia, in July, 1983. We left the UK, four of us (mum, dad, […]
On the evening of March 4, 1996, I picked up my old mate Al and we drove through […]
In the early 80s, the best live band on the planet was Queen. It was an undisputed truth, […]
Kamasi Washington’s Heaven & Earth was already the album of the year for me, well before I walked into a record store on the weekend and saw a sign on the wall next to the album, saying there was a secret record hidden within the packaging.
I’m gonna try and find some half-adequate words to describe the power of sax player Kamasi Washington’s music. […]
It must be more than thirty years ago that my interest in Nick Cave was first piqued by a music press article in which the author contrasted the Australian singer-songwriter with U2’s Bono. The latter was a Christian who seemed fascinated by darkness, while the other was the Lord of Darkness who seemed forever fascinated by the Bible and Jesus.
David Bowie’s final album Blackstar is not only a monumental final statement from one of history’s most iconic characters, it is a stunning album in its own right. And it’s one I come back to time and time again.