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The Huffington Post

On December 29th, 2017, an article on my blog appeared on The Huffington Post. I was interviewed by Aisha K. Staggers, writer. Her findings were published under the title A Pop Life: The Music of Black America from Outside of America, One Blogger’s View. A very proud moment for me and my blog!

 


Hello and welcome to my blog!

 

Here I will regularly share stories about music and in particular music that has meant (or still does mean) a great deal to me. These can entail stories, memories, reviews, descriptions, etc. The only condition I have set for myself is that I own the music which I write about.

 

The primary categories for my stories are  Posts and  Reviews. On my primary blog (the Dutch version) I added all the concerts I have seen (as far as I know the exact date) as  Concerten. These pages are in Dutch. I also added all my (yearly/decade) lists as Lijsten.

 

If you like some posts/reviews, I would very much like it for you to let me know. At the bottom of every post/review you can leave comments. Comments placed on the Facebook-page will be incorporated on this blog.

 

Through  Contact I’d love to hear about (shared) memories. Maybe it leads to another story.

 

Erwin Barendregt 

Van Halen – The best debut album of all time?

40 years ago one of the best debut albums of all time was released: the first album by Van Halen. The savior of hard rock and a new standard for guitar players. A look back.

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Iggy And The Stooges – Raw Power

By 1972 The Stooges and Iggy Pop were in shambles. As a long time fan, David Bowie helped out. It would result in the ultimate template for punk: Iggy And The Stooges – Raw Power!

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Prince – Crystal Ball / The Truth / Kamasutra

3 albums. 5 cd’s, 1 release: Prince is self-supporting and we shall know about it as well. Was it the right choice? Did the music suffer from the entrepreneurship? A look back.

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Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic

Foxygen released the single San Fransisco 5 years ago. And then the wait for the album began. We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic proved to be a beautiful album. A look back.

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Fischer-Z 1979-1981

Fischer-Z 1979-1981: The story on the first incarnation of John Watts’ band. From Word Salad and Going Deaf For A Living to Red Skies Over Paradise.

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Parliament – Flash Light

Parliament – Flash Light: One of the most important and influential singles of all time. How Bernie Worrell made history.

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