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. Neil Young – Comes A Time — 10/21/2018
  2. The Waterboys say farewell to ‘the big music’: Fisherman’s Blues! — 10/17/2018
  3. Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters — 10/13/2018
  4. Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See — 10/05/2018
  5. Outkast – Aquemini — 09/29/2018

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

Mar 24 2018

Mandrill – Composite Truth

Composite Truth is the third album by the heavily underrated and way too unknown (funk) band Mandrill. A tribute to a forgotten masterpiece.

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Mar 12 2018

24-Carat Black – Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth

In 1973 the album Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth by the group 24-Carat Black was released, their first and last album. The story of a forgotten masterpiece!

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Mar 07 2018

New Order – Blue Monday

35 years ago New Order released the 12-inch Blue Monday. A shock to people ‘with good taste’. An impressive, innovative and exciting song to the rest.

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Mar 03 2018

Zappa In New York

Frank Zappa played in New York with his otherworldly band. The story on the double live album and classic songs like Titties & Beer, Punky’s Whips, The Illinois Enema Bandit and The Black Page.

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Feb 22 2018

Madonna – Ray Of Light

Madonna’s Ray Of Light made sure that Madonna could be taken seriously. Was it that good an album? Yes, it most definitely was!

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Feb 18 2018

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 2013 Push The Sky Away album finds Nick Cave still being relevant. He delivers a great album, which contains two all time Nick Cave classics. Impressive!

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Feb 10 2018

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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Feb 07 2018

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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Jan 29 2018

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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Jan 22 2018

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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Jan 17 2018

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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Jan 10 2018

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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Jan 04 2018

Prince – C-Note

C-Note: Within 3 days after Xpectation another new Prince album? European and Japanese soundcheck recordings from the One Nite Alone… Tour 2002!

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Jan 01 2018

Prince – Xpectation

All of a sudden, on New Year’s day 2003, a new Prince album was released, exclusively available to members of the NPG Music Club. A jazz album with special guest Vanessa Mae.

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Dec 30 2017

Closing of 2017

Closing of 2017. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What stories were favorite? A look back at 2017.

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