Monthly Archive: March, 2011

Saha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury in bio pic

Just found this on Pitchfork. New to me, maybe not to you, but I think it’s a brilliant little bit of casting… Borat/Ali G/Brüno mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen will dust off his spandex… Continue reading

The White Noise Revisited

Have you ever purchased an album, upon the recommendation of a magazine review or a friend, listened to it, hated it, put it aside and forgotten about it only to revisit it many… Continue reading


By Nick Haines… What constitutes a riff? What is the greatest riff of all time? Why am I talking to myself? Can we agree that a riff is a repeated phrase, be it… Continue reading

Lazing on a Sunday afternoon

Sunday. It’s cold, it’s damp, and it’s raining. Miserable, some would say. Not me. I like these days. The wife is out shopping for groceries, and due to the economy this means that… Continue reading

Screamadelica by Primal Scream

I don’t expect anyone out there to understand my fanaticism for Screamadelica, the 1991 album and third proper release by Primal Scream. It’s an album that’s been with me since its release, 20… Continue reading

Top 3,000 Albums

Have you got about 13 hours to spare? What’s that you say? You DO? Up top you’ll notice a new tab entitled “Top 3,000 Albums”. Based on numerous sources in addition to some… Continue reading

The Best Songs Of The 70’s

Mother told me, yes, she told me I’d meet girls like you She also told me, “Stay away, you’ll never know what you’ll catch” Just the other day I heard a soldier falling… Continue reading

Welcome to the psychedelic 60’s, man. Yeah!

A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A time to kill, a time to heal A time to laugh, a time to weep… Continue reading

Drugs and rock and roll; no sex involved, I’m afraid…

From Nick Haines… More rubbish has been spoken about drugs and their place in music culture than almost anything else. I’ve taken my share. I’m not proud of that fact, but neither am… Continue reading

Retail Therapy?

Apparently I “lost” two new posts from our friend Nick Haines. Lost somewhere on the seventh level of Dante’s email Hell, I suppose. Gent that he is, Nick re-sent me the two posts,… Continue reading