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 24 2017

Timur’s 10 best songs of all time (by guest author Timur)

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 son’s 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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