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 :-).

Most commented posts

  1. Prince releases the fine album Come (and nobody seems to care) — 48 comments
  2. Lovesexy: Prince’s crowning achievement — 44 comments
  3. 30 years ago, the best show I ever witnessed — 37 comments
  4. Prince is victorious (once again) with Sign O’ The Times — 30 comments
  5. The best Australian songs — 24 comments

Author's posts

Nirvana and swan song In Utero

Nirvana - In Utero (

In 1993 Nirvana released their eagerly awaited successor to Nevermind, the fantastic In Utero. A look back!

Prince – The Hits / The B-Sides (and other compilations)

Prince - The compilations (

In 1993 the first Prince compilation (The Hits / The B-Sides) was released. It would not be the only one. An overview.

Prince in Dortmund: the Lovesexy 88 television spectacle

Prince - Lovesexy Live - Video stills (

On September 9, 1988, Prince played his Lovesexy 88 show in Dortmund. A Dutch audience had to be present. Off to Germany and an unforgettable experience!

The New Power Generation debuts with Goldn****

The New Power Generation - Goldnigga (

In 1993 The New Power Generation’s debut album Goldn**** was released. What was Prince’s role in it all? A look back.

The 25 best Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds songs

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Istanbul 08/21/2022 (

40 years Bad Seeds, 10 years Push The Sky Away, 35 years after my first concert: great reason for the ultimate list: 25 times Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds! Includes playlist!

A1 People – Fresh Juice

A1 People - Fresh Juice - Inside cover (

In 1998 A1 People released their, nowadays unavailable, debut album Fresh Juice. A retro dance album that still provides glorious escapsim.

Nothing Compares 2 U: Prince and Sinéad O’Connor

Nothing Compares 2 U - Prince & Sineád O'Connor (

In 1990 the Prince song Nothing Compares 2 U reached out and touched millions because of the emotional interpretation by Sinéad O’Connor. A look back.

The story of a rare flop, the movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Movie poster (

How in the world is it possible to treat the body of work by The Beatles like this? The incredible story of a rare monstrosity.

In 1978 Steel Pulse debuts with the impressive Handsworth Revolution

Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution (

In 1978 Steel Pulse released their debut album Handsworth Revolution. A classic in the (English) reggae. A look back at a flawless album.

Newpower Soul: music by New Power Generation or Prince/The Artist?

New Power Generation - Newpower Soul (

In 1998 the Newpower Soul album was released by New Power Generation. But, isn’t it just another Prince album? A look back.

De Kuip: 45 years of concerts

Stadion Feyenoord - Concert map (

Because of the 45 year jubilee of the Rotterdam De Kuip stadium as a concert venue, a short look back at the shows I witnessed there.

The System and the emoto-electro of Sweat

The System - Sweat (

In 1983 The System debuted with the album Sweat. A unique combination of electro and emotion. The full story.

Peter Gabriel Plays Live

Peter Gabriel - Play Live full photo (

In 1983 Peter Gabriel releases his first live album: Plays Live. A look back at an essential album in Gabriel’s body of work.

The Smashing Pumpkins and the underrated Adore

The Smashing Pumpkins 1998 (

After reaching world domination The Smashing Pumpkins continued their career with the release of Adore, an album that was nothing like they had done before. A look back.

Malcolm McLaren mixes world music with hip-hop: Duck Rock

Malcolm McLaren 1983 (

On May 27, 1983, Malcolm McLaren released his first solo album, a highly innovative album that brought hip-hop and world music together. The story of Duck Rock.