Category: Review

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!

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 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.

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!

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!

Get the funk up! Prince and Batman: crown time is over?

In 1989 Prince planned to do things a bit more releaxed, until he received a phone call from the producers of a movie. He couldn’t resist. The story behind the hit record Batman!

Maria McKee releases her beautiful debut album

In 1989 Maria McKee released her debut album. After the Lone Justice years finally new music again by the greatest female singer I know. A look back.

Prince offers direction and instructions on Originals

Today, June 7th, 2019, the posthumous Originals by Prince was released on Tidal. The physical release is due within two weeks from now. Nevertheless, a review is available now!

The Waterboys introduce ‘the big music’ on A Pagan Place

In 1984 The Waterboys released their second album. It introduced ‘the big music’ to the world. A Pagan Place is a masterpiece by one of the most interesting and consistent bands of all time.

5 years ago I witnessed Prince live for the very last time, in Antwerp

5 years ago I witnessed Prince for the very last time in concert, in Antwerp. Once again, it was an unforgettable night in the presence of the genius hailing from Minneapolis. A look back at a fantastic concert!

The Who’s Tommy: the ultimate childhood sentiment

In 1969 The Who released their rock opera Tommy. It was a major influence in my childhood years and still is a favorite album. A look back.

The Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (Tinseltown In The Rain)

Somewhere in 1984 I heard the beautiful Tinseltown In The Rain for the first time. It turned out to be by The Blue Nile. Debut album A Walk Across The Rooftops is equally great!

Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain

In 1984 Echo & The Bunnymen released the classic Ocean Rain. Lush orchestration with beautiful melodies and (incomprehensible) lyrics. A look back at a 1980’s classic.