Category Archive: Review

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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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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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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