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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Pixies and the story behind the classic Doolittle

In 1989 the Pixies released their masterpiece Doolittle. A spectacularly good album that influenced future generations to this day. A look back at a great, superb, fantastic album.

Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love

In 2014 Paolo Nutini released his third album, Caustic Love. A beautiful, atmospheric, soulful album with the impressive songs Better Man and Iron Sky. A look back.

Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The story on the 1974 compilation and the greatest song in Gil Scott-Heron’s career: The Revolution Will Not be Televised. The birth of hip-hop? A look back.

Prince – The Chocolate Invasion & The Slaughterhouse: ‘File under P’?

On March 29th, 2004, Prince released two compilation albums, availaible exclusively to members of the NPG Music Club. A look back at two forgotten releases in Prince’s rich body of work.

Prince – The Lotusflow3r three album set

In 2009 Prince released a new album: in normal Prince fashion this was no ordinary release: Lotusflow3r, three albums in one.

Prince – Commercial for the Lotusflow3r three album set

This article contains the American video commercial for the Prince Lotusflow3r three cd set, which was sold exclusively at Target.

Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans

15 years ago Sufjan Stevens releases the beautiful Seven Swans, a break from the year-old ‘Fifty States Project’. A look back!

Prince at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: the guitar solo

On March 15th, 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The ceremony ended with While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Prince played circles around everyone and delivered an epic guitar solo.

The best live albums

What are the best live albums of all time? A selection from my personal collection. My most played, sometimes with the most childhood memories, concert recordings!

Keith Flint 1969-2019

Today news broke that Keith Flint has died. Sad tidings indeed. A short tribute.

The birth of the best song of all time: When Doves Cry

35 years ago Prince started recording his masterpiece all by himself: When Doves Cry. The story behind the best single of all time, day by day.

Underworld – Beaucoup Fish

In 1999 Underworld released the fantastic Beaucoup Fish. How does that album hold up compared to their entire body of work? A look back.

Mark Hollis 1955-2019

And suddenly news broke that Mark Hollis had passed away. Twenty years after withdrawing from the limelights it was still world (music) news. A tribute.

Van Hunt debuts

In 2004 Van Hunt makes his debut. A promising new artist, who makes ‘real’ soul and can do everything by himself. A look back at his first album.

Thomas Dolby – The Flat Earth

In 1984 Thomas Dolby released his second album. Was it just as good as his fantastic debut and She Blinded Me With Science? A look back.