A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)

Author's details

Name: Erwin Barendregt
Date registered: 08/23/2016

Biography

Erwin Barendregt, owner of A Pop Life (.nl) blog. Subtitle My life with music show the reason behind blog-subjects. Personal stories and preferences are the main subject for the posts and reviews on this blog. Erwin is a passionate musiclover and can frequently be found in concert venues in Holland, and is a person who lacks the stamina/talent to be a musician himself :-).

Latest posts

  1. The Jam – Dig The New Breed — 12/10/2017
  2. The Black Album: Prince gets funky — 12/07/2017
  3. The evening of Sinterklaas Day 1977 & Queen’s News Of The World — 12/05/2017
  4. Mama, 1943 – 2012 — 11/30/2017
  5. My 10 best songs of all time — 11/24/2017

Most commented posts

  1. 30 years ago, the best show I ever witnessed — 37 comments
  2. Prince is victorious (once again) with Sign O’ The Times — 26 comments
  3. The best Australian songs — 24 comments
  4. Prince, top 50, numbers 10 to 1 — 10 comments
  5. What Time Is It? The Story Of The Time — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 10 2017

The Jam – Dig The New Breed

After 5 years Paul Weller needed a change. The Jam was no more. A farewell tour was organized and a compilation live-album was released: Dig The New Breed.

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Dec 07 2017

The Black Album: Prince gets funky

In 1987 The Black Album was to be released. It ultimately wasn’t. At the very last minute Prince retracted the album. What prompted that decision?

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Dec 05 2017

The evening of Sinterklaas Day 1977 & Queen’s News Of The World

On the evening of Sinterklaas Day 1977 I got the latest Queen album: News Of The World! How does it hold up today? A look back.

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Nov 30 2017

Mama, 1943 – 2012

Five years ago today, my mother passed away. Too young, too soon and completely unexpected.

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Nov 24 2017

My 10 best songs of all time

This year my son asked me if I had published my 10 best songs yet. Why not was the next question. Hereby I present my list.

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Nov 22 2017

Donny Hathaway – Live

Donny Hathaway’s Live is one of the best live albums of all times by one of the best soul singers of all time. A story about beautiful music and a premature death.

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Nov 17 2017

Peter Tosh – Equal Rights

In 1977 Peter Tosh releases his second solo-album. It is highly successful. Equal Rights is a political album and a classic with reggae. A look back.

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Nov 12 2017

Mick Karn – Titles

Mick Karn’s first solo-album coincided with the unfortunate disintegration of Japan. Karn makes his bass talk on the album and that makes for an astounding result.

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Nov 08 2017

Lou Reed – Transformer

Lou Reed’s Transformer is 45 years old. A milestone in the career of Reed. With the help from David Bowie and Mick Ronson it turned into a classic!

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Nov 05 2017

Culture – Two Sevens Clash

And once again a classic reggae album from 1977: Culture’s Two Sevens Clash. The title song kept the half of Jamaica inside. Why? Read the article!

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Nov 02 2017

Neil Young – Harvest Moon

Is Neil Young’s 1992 album Harvest Moon the sequel to his 1972 album Harvest? A look back at a classic Neil Young album at the time he got his mojo back.

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Oct 31 2017

King Sunny Adé – Juju Music

In 1982 King Sunny Adé released his first (of three) album on Island Records. It was a smash hit. A look back on the African album that conquered the West.

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Oct 27 2017

1999: Prince on his way to the top

Prince makes his first double-album: 1999. It turned out to be Prince’s breakthrough in the US. On his terms with an album that contains a lot of experimental music. Looking back at a crucial album in his career.

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Oct 23 2017

Junior Murvin – Police & Thieves

40 years ago Junior Murvin released the album Police & Thieves. The single carrying the same name became an anthem against police brutality in England and was combined with punk.

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Oct 19 2017

Iggy Pop – Lust For Life

40 years ago Iggy Pop released the adrenaline boost known as Lust For Life as a single. It still is a monumental song that introduced punk to the Dutch kids.

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