Dec 15 2018

Breaking up in public: Marvin Gaye’s impressive Here, My Dear

Marvin Gaye’s marriage was over. A remarkable payment arrangement was struck. Here, My Dear was Marvin’s account of this tumultuous period in his life.

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Dec 08 2018

Public Image Limited: life after The Sex Pistols

In 1978 Johnny Rotten was fed up with The Sex Pistols. Out with punk. In came Public Image Limited. Post punk avant la lettre!

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Dec 01 2018

The Manor Sessions: The Cult travels from Love through Peace to Electric

After the, unexpected, big success of Love, The Cult went to work on Peace. The album would never be released. With Rick Rubin the band would release successor Electric. The story!

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Nov 25 2018

The live album by Siouxsie And The Banshees: Nocturne

In 1983 Siouxsie And The Banshees released the live double album Nocturne. At last it clicked. The story of Siouxise and Robert Smith’s help.

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Nov 23 2018

Without Eno Roxy Music makes the album Stranded: their best?

Before Roxy Music started recordings for their third album, Brian Eno was fired. Did it impact their third album, Stranded?

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Nov 18 2018

Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

Five years ago I bought the second Blood Orange based on reading reviews alone. They promised something beautiful. A look back at the Cupid Deluxe.

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Nov 10 2018

Queen and fascism: the Jazz album

Following the release of the Jazz album, Queen was called a fascist band. A preposterous statement. In search of the story behind the seventh Queen album.

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Nov 03 2018

My 10 favorite Dutch albums

After many top 10 lists it was about time to present my best Dutch albums. Enjoy!

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Oct 27 2018

Japan – Obscure Alternatives

The second Japan album signals a change in course. The band itself doesn’t like looking back on it, but the album holds up surprisingly well.

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Oct 21 2018

Neil Young – Comes A Time

In 1978 Neil Young released the Comes A Time album. It was highly anticipated, for it meant a return to the Harvest sound. A look back at a one-off Neil Young album.

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