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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 

Herman Brood makes two great rock albums in 1 year!

1978: Herman Brood makes two great rock records in 1 year! Shpritsz and Cha Cha are among the very best that Dutch rock ‘n roll has ever produced. 40 years ago Herman Brood took The Netherlands by storm. A look back on a true phenomenon!

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Classixx – Hanging Gardens

In 2013, 5 years ago today, Classixx, after long deliberation, finally released their debut album. Hanging Gardens is a ‘feel good’ dance album, that is great to listen to.

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Lovesexy: Prince’s crowning achievement

After Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Parade and Sign O’ The Times (and the withdrawn The Black Album) Prince just delivers another masterpiece. Where does it end? Another title added to the already impressive list of genius albums: Lovesexy!

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The Child Of Lov

In 2013 The Child Of Lov’s debut is released. A total stranger. Slowly, but surely, more information is revealed. It turns out to a Belgian Dutchman. Unfortunately, The Child Of Lov passes away the same year…

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Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert

Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert. 20 Years ago, the Japanese show from 20 years earlier, was re-released. Complete, this time! A fantastic document of a band at the peak of their powers. A look back.

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Roger Daltrey goes solo

During a short break from commitments for The Who, Roger Daltrey fulfills his own dream. A solo album. It turns into a success. Is the album any good?

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