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. Herbie Hancock – Future Shock — 08/18/2018
  2. N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton — 08/08/2018
  3. Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream — 07/27/2018
  4. Anthony Hamilton – Comin’ From Where I’m From — 07/15/2018
  5. Singles from my elementary school days — 07/07/2018

Most commented posts

  1. Lovesexy: Prince’s crowning achievement — 36 comments
  2. Prince and the name change — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 18 2018

Herbie Hancock – Future Shock

In 1983 a strange video was shown. It featured images and sounds from the future. Herbie Hancock’s Rockit and the Future Shock album announced new times.

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Aug 08 2018

N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton

30 Years ago gangsta rap came bubbling up from the undergound. N.W.A. released their influential and shocking Straight Outta Compton. Hip-hop would never be the same again.

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Jul 27 2018

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

Smashing Pumpkins delivered on its promise with the release of Siamese Dream. A rich, heavy and at times moving album. The first of three masterpieces in a row.

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Jul 15 2018

Anthony Hamilton – Comin’ From Where I’m From

Anthony Hamilton’s second official album Comin’From Where I’m From is very successful in the US. In Europe he and his album go by unnoticed, A tribute to a great soul album.

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Jul 07 2018

Singles from my elementary school days

When I was a boy, singles were the indicator for success and a cheap alternative to the (mega) expensive LP. All singles I received as a present or bought myself during my elementary school days.

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Jun 28 2018

Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

The second Public Enemy album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back turns 30 years old already! The best hip-hop album of all time? A look back.

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Jun 19 2018

Prince – N.E.W.S.

In 2003 Prince released 3 instrumental albums. After Xpectation and the great C-Note, N.E.W.S. was added in June. An impressive piece of work. A look back at an album that is not well-known.

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Jun 15 2018

Japan – Oil On Canvas

Japan – Oil On Canvas: 35 years later still a monumental goodbye to one of the greatest bands of the early 1980’s. A review of one of my all time favorite albums.

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Jun 07 2018

Prince and the name change

25 years ago Prince shocked the (music)world. He took on a new name. A symbol that was unpronouncable. Looking back at 6.5 years of controversy.

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Jun 02 2018

LCD Soundsystem, the best songs

The band that moves me the most in the 21st century is LCD Soundsystem. Never made a bad album, never recorded a bad song and never gave a bad show. Pretty impressive. The 10 best songs!

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May 26 2018

Roy Ayers – Coffy

Early 1970’s blaxploitation movies were very popular. Many of those movies contained beautiful music. As was the case with Coffy, which got a fantastisc jazzy soundtrack, made by Roy Ayers.

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May 19 2018

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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May 14 2018

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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May 10 2018

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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May 06 2018

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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