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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 

Prince Charles & The City Beat Band – Stone Killers

Prince Charles & The City Beat Band was a funk band which was active at the beginning of the 1980’s. They made Stone Killers: an (unknown) classic!

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Talking Heads: 77

The very first album by Talking Heads: 77. A great album and the start of an impressive career. A look back at their debut.

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Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)

Simple Minds’ album New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) from 1982 was the culmination of everything that came before. A timeless classic album by a band that would never again be able to perform at that level.

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Music morning opening junior highschool

In 1983 the music lessons were altered: pop-music was treated seriously and we were allowed to bring our own music to school!

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Cat Power – Sun

The ninth Cat Power album contains a lot of electronica, which is unique for a Cat Power album. Is that a good sign? Absolutely! A look back.

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What Time Is It? The Story Of The Time

The Time: the most beloved, well-known and popular Prince satellite act. In 1982 they released their best album What Time Is It?. Looking back on The Time.

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