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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Joe Jackson – Night And Day

Joe Jackson’s Night And Day is 35 years old and it still sounds like it was made yesterday. The best (and best selling) album by Jackson, followed by one of the most exciting tours of all time. A classic album, classic concerts!

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus

40 years ago Bob Marley & The Wailers released the album Exodus. According to many their best or even the best reggae album of all time. Made when Marley was forcibly exiled in England. A review.

Advertising 1967, 1987 & 2017: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

On June 1st 1967 (50 years ago) The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. A highlight in the history of (pop)music history. It’s definitely not the best Beatles album, but it is their best-known.

School-journey, plaster and Fats Domino

What do a school-journey, plaster and Fats Domino have in common? Read about how I got into possession of an original 1960 pressing of Blueberry Hill.

Jill Jones, one of the best Prince satellite acts

Jill Jones´ first and only Paisley Park album is one of the best Prince satellite albums. A rich and varied album, that obviously got a lot of attention and focus while making it. A review.

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!