Category Archive: Review

Oct 13 2018

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

In 1973 Herbie Hancock released a hybrid album. It unified rhythm and blues, jazz and funk. It was an instant mega success. The story behind the phenomenal Head Hunters!

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Oct 05 2018

Cat Power – Wanderer

Cat Power made a new record. Once again, fantastic! The story of Wanderer.

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Oct 05 2018

Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See

In 1993 Mazzy Star releases their second album, the beautiful So Tonight That I Might See, uit. David Roback and Hope Sandoval are victorious. A look back.

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Sep 29 2018

Outkast – Aquemini

Outkast’s third album Aquemini is 20 years old. At the time, the follow-ups Stankonia and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, had yet to be created. The story of a masterpiece.

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Sep 22 2018

Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove

One Nation Under A Groove: the most successful Funkadelic album turns 40 years old. A look back on an essential funk offering.

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Sep 21 2018

Prince – Piano & A Microphone 1983

The first real release after Prince’s demise, the Estate delivers Piano & A Microphone 1983, whose recordings have been available for years amongst collectors. A good idea?

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Sep 18 2018

Kiss solo albums: Ace Frehley

In 1978 Kiss released four solo albums in one day. The album by the underrated guitar player Ace Frehley was the best, by far. A look back at a unique feat.

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Sep 09 2018

30 years ago, the most special show I ever witnessed

Today, 30 years ago, I witnessed the most special show in my life. Prince played in Dortmund to a predominantly Dutch crowd. The show was broadcast simultaneously!

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Sep 03 2018

Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones

Early 1983 Tom Waits’ caraeer, which was once filled with so much promise, is vitually over. Until he releases Swordfishtrombones!

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Aug 28 2018

Aswad – Live And Direct

In 1983 Aswad performed at the Notting Hill Carnival. It was one of the best shows of their entire career and became one the best-known reggae live albums of all time. A look back on a beautiful summer’s day.

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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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Jun 29 2018

David Bowie – Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)

Finally a ‘real’ document of the famous Isolar 2 tour from 1978. Bowie tours behind Low and “Heroes”, the best within his body of work. Essential release!

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