Erwin Barendregt

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 :-).

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The Cure impresses with Faith

The Cure live 1981 (Greg Allen)

In 1981 The cure released the dark and moving album Faith, a lifelong favorite. A look back at the great album and tour.

Rick James and the classic Street Songs

Rick James - Live 1981 (

In 1981 Rick James released his classic Street Songs album. The hits Give It To Me Baby and Super Freak took care of the commercial side, but the album was an artistic triumph as well . A look back.

Prince’s second soundtrack, the sublime Parade

Prince - Live 1986 (

In 1986 Prince And The Revolution released a true masterpiece: Parade. No album has ever sounded like that. A look back.

Prince and 3121, the real comeback?

Prince - Saturday Night Live 02/04/2006 (

In 2006 Prince released the wonderful 3121, one of his best albums in the new century. A look back at a great album.

Marvin Gaye changes direction: I Want You

Marvin Gaye - I Want You - Billboard (

In 1976 Marvin Gaye released the beautiful and erotic I Want You, an intimate tribute to his latest lover. A look back.


Mazarati - Mazarati (

Mazarati, the story about the band, the debut album, 100 MPH, Prince’s Kiss and more. thye rise and fall of an R&B group!

Max Romeo’s classic War Ina Babylon

Max Romeo (

In 1976 the first part of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “holy trinity” was released: Max Romeo’s great War Ina Babylon!

Crass, Freud and feminism: Penis Envy

Crass - Live (vocals Eve Libertine & Joy de Vivre) (

In 1981 Crass released their third album, the anarcho punk feminist Penis Envy. A look back at a brilliant album!

J Dilla – Donuts

J Dilla - Donuts (

Three days before his untimely death, J Dilla released the influential Donuts. A look back at an important hip-hop album!

PIL and the great Album

Public Image Ltd - Album (

In 1986 Public Image Limited (PIL), consisting of the most unlikely line-up ever, released their fifth studio album. The story of Album!

Closing of 2020

Sault - Untitled (Black Is) & Untitled (Rise) (

Closing of 2020. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2020.

LCD Soundsystem – Christmas Will Break Your Heart

LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart (2015) (

On Christmas Eve in 2015 LCD Soundsystem released a new single, Christmas Will Break Your Heart. Such bliss!

The Clash top themselves with the stunning Sandinista!

The Clash 1980 (

1980 came to a fantastic end with the release of the impressive Sandinista! by The Clash: three albums filled with hiphop, jazz, dub, reggae, gospel, funk, rap, rockabilly, calypso, rock en disco!

Bob Marley And The Wailers Live!, the best live album of all time?

Bob Marley And The Wailers - Live! - Album cover print proof (

In 1975 Bob Marley And The Wailers released the beautiful, impressive and classic Live! Reggae had arrived and was here to stay!

Mayte also releases an album, Child Of The Sun

Mayte - Child Of The Sun (

In 1995 Mayte released her first (and last) album on NPG Records. The story of that album and her introduction to and departure from Prince’s world.