A Pop Life
by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
In 2015 Sufjan Stevens released the beautiful, moving and intimate Carrie & Lowell, a brutally honest portrait of Carrie’s passing and the reaction to that. Impressive!
Tags: Sufjan Stevens
The third Van Halen album proved that the band was more than the sum of its parts. An impressive piece of work by a band that sadly showed the first signs of the bumpy road ahead.
Tags: Van Halen
Commemoration, Concert, Prince, Review
by Edward Gubbels
Personal memories of the 4 ‘Ultimate Live Experience’ shows Prince staged in 1995 in Den Bosch and Amsterdam. A magical time for Prince music lovers!
Father John Misty released the live album Off-Key In Hamburg on March 23rd, 2020, to help donations to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Enjoy the opportunity to have great music and give aid to a great cause!
Tags: Father John Misty
In 1970 Frank Sinatra released an album that was nearly forgotten, due to bad sales and reviews. Nowadays we know better: it’s his last masterpiece!
Tags: Frank Sinatra
In 1975 David Bowie released Young Americans, a soul and R&B album. How did it hold up and where does it stand today? A look back.
Tags: David Bowie
Tröckener Kecks was my favorite rock band in the early 1980s to sing in the Dutch language. The story of the Amsterdam band following their discography.
Tags: Tröckener Kecks
Seemingly out of nowhere a great rock & roll debut album was released in 1990: The Black Crowes Present $hake Your Money Maker. A look back
Tags: Black Crowes
Early 1985 The Smiths release their second masterpiece. Meat Is Murder turns out to be a beautiful album that contains a number of timeless Smiths classics. A look back.
In 1980 U.K. Subs released their live album Crash Course. It would be their biggest success. The story behind the band and the album!
Tags: UK Subs
The new millennium isn’t even 4 weeks old yet when the first masterpiece is released: D’Angelo’s Voodoo is a rare and beautifiul piece of art. A look back!
Concert, List, Review
Closing of 2019. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2019.
Tags: Bauhaus, Billie Eilish, Blood Orange, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Crass, Fatal Flowers, FKA Twigs, Genesis, LCD Soundsystem, New Order, Nick Cave, Pixies, Prince, Revolution, Robert Glasper, Solange, Underworld, Waterboys
With the release of Quiet Life Japan went into new musical territory. The story behind the pivot point in the career of the vastly underrated band.
Tags: David Sylvian, Japan, Mick Karn
At the brink of the new 1980s decade a masterpiece was released. The double album London Calling by The Clash is a caleidoscopic, impressive album. A look back.
At the end of 1984 the charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas? unexpectedly turned out to be one of the biggest singles of the year. The story behind this unique occasion.
Tags: Band Aid
Please be advised that English is not my native tongue.
Whenever you come across clumsy sentences and/or sayings, due to insufficient knowledge of the English language, please accept my apologies and let me know. I will fix that as soon as possbile.
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