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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Arcade Fire debuts with the brilliant Funeral

In 2004 Arcade Fire released their debut album. It stunned audiences over the world and was hailed as an instant all-time-classic. Deservedly so? Absolutely! A look back at a brilliant debut.

My 10 favorite music movies

Following my favorite soundtracks, here are my favorite music movies. From Woodstock to Whiplash, which music movies did I enjoy most?

35 years ago the impressive Shocking Shades Of Claw Boys Claw is released

In 1984 the Dutch band Claw Boys Claw from Amsterdam debut with their Shocking Shades Of Claw Boys Claw, an album that was recorded in just three hours, after winning a prize. A look back!

Claw Boys Claw – With Love From The Boys

The second album by Claw Boys Claw, With Love From The Boys, is not available anywhere. A disgrace!

Prince releases the fine album Come (and nobody seems to care)

In 1994 Prince, using his old name, released the album Come. Prince was buried and the general public didn’t understand at all. The story on a forgotten, great album!

Spoon sparkles, rocks and funks on They Want My Soul

The American band Spoon started ay back in 1993, but in Holland they weren’t really noticed until 2014. At last: They Want My Soul is superb!

My 10 favorite soundtracks

Which soundtracks have I listened to the most and are among my favorites? From Saturday Night Fever to Twin Peaks: the world of the soundtrack!

Sade seduces the world with Diamond Life

Thirty-five years ago the band Sade release their debut album Diamond Life to universal acclaim. A timeless classic that still sounds fresh today. A look back.

The Fatal Flowers were back, for a short while. The story of the best band coming from Holland!

‘Who says the Dutch can’t rock?’ asked Rolling Stone magazine in a rave review for the debut album by Dutch band The Fatal Flowers. Good question. It was the start of a promising career for the best band Holland has ever had.

The Gun Club’s superb The Las Vegas Story

In 1984 The Gun Club started afresh on their third album The Las Vegas Story. Released in June 1984, it was the best of their career.

David Sylvian debuts with the beautiful, subdued Brilliant Trees

After the demise of Japan, former bandleader David Sylvian went to work on his debut album. He would unleash his masterpiece Brilliant Trees in June 1984.

The 10 best Michael Jackson singles

Ten years ago Michael Jackson died. Even though it was a public secret he wasn’t doing well, his death was still a shock, His 10 best singles in The Netherlands.

Prince reaches the top of the world with Purple Rain, the album, the movie and the tour

In 1984 Prince dominated the charts. His album, movie and tour Purple Rain were everywhere. Prince had finally arrived at the place he wanted to be: world domination!

Prince – Theatrical trailer for the movie Purple Rain

This article contains the theatrical trailer to the Prince movie Purple Rain. The trailer was made for movie theaters all around the world.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds debut with the exquisite From Her To Eternity

In 1984 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds debuted with their tensive, exciting and innovative From Her To Eternity. Read the story of the start of a fascinating career!