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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Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing by Discharge turns 35 years old. The loudest album I knew at the time, went on to be invaluable for heavy metal and punk. Besides that, it´s one of the best albums of all time!

Chuck Brown & the history of go-go

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers: the history of a man, a band and eventually a complete genre. Go-go and Washington D.C.

One Nite Alone… Solo piano and voice by Prince

One Nite Alone… Solo piano and voice by Prince, an album made available exclusively though the NPG Music Club, 15 years ago, and as a result is hard to get. A shame, for the album is worth your time!

Underworld, the best singles

Underworld singer Karl Hyde turns 60 years old on May 10th 2017. As a tribute the very best Underworld singles in a row!

The Congos – Heart Of the Congos

In 1977 Lee “Scratch” Perry made one his masterpieces at his Black Ark Studio in Jamaica: Heart Of The Congos, a beautiful roots reggae album. A retrospective view.

The best albums made by women

I don’t own many albums made by women. Unfairly, as it seems. While making the best 10-list many are discarded.

Prince – Motherless Child

Better than any article or text, Prince needs to be seen. An incredible, emotional, beautiful version of Motherless Child. Prince at his very best!

Prince – One year later…

One year ago the musical genius Prince passed away. What has happened since then? What will become of his vast musical archive. A look back.

Killing Joke – Revelations

Killing Joke’s third album Revelations is their best. The first Killing Joke to be produced by the legendary Conny Plank. A tribute to a unique album.

The best ABBA singles

ABBA: Sweden’s hitmachine. But no formula music. Beautiful, emotional music. Ingenious melodies and beautiful singing. Particularly thanks to Agnetha Fältskog!

Sun, top funk & soul from Ohio

Sun, a forgotten funk & soul band who released three great albums from 1976 to 1978. One year ago they were remastered and re-released. Beautiful funky music, that deserves to be heard!

Prince is victorious (once again) with Sign O’ The Times

On March 27th 1987 I bought Sign O’ The Times, again a kaleidoscopic album. The genius of the musical whirlwind from Minneapolis seemed limitless. And after 9 months he came to Europe again! New band, new look, new tour. A look back at one of the many highlights in Prince’s career.

AC/DC – Let There Be Rock

AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock was the first album on which AC/DC found their definitive sound. A heavy, direct and swinging album. A look back on AC/DC, and Let There Be Rock in particular.

Birthday 1977 & Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way

My birthday 1977: Fleetwood Mac began their definitive victory march with Rumours, but first there was the single Go Your Own Way!

Grinderman

Grinderman: the fantastic side-project by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds that started 10 years ago and ended 5 years and 3 albums later: a tribute to a great project and to Nick Cave.