Category: Review

Merry Crassmas

Crass - Merry Crassmas (single) (45cat.com)

In 1981 the English anarcho-punk collective released a Christmas single in ‘true’ festive style: Merry Crassmas!

Cerrone – Love In C Minor

Cerrone - Love In C Minor (spotify.com)

In 1976 disco bubbled up from the undergound. Europe played its part as well. Cerrone made a disco classic with Love In C Minor!

Sly Stone’s masterpiece There’s A Riot Goin’ On

Sly in his bedroom (musicvibesnetwork.com)

Sly & The Family Stone’s masterpiece There’s A Riot Goin’ On was released in November 1971. The story behind an impressive work of art.

Prince’s Controversy: a new breed, stand up, organize!

Prince - Controversy Tour 1981-82 (nbcnews.com)

In 1981 Prince released his fourth album. Controversy was a remarkable album that kickstarted multiple new developments. A look back.

Prince – Controversy – Press

Prince - Controversy - Press (apoplife.nl)

Controversy, the album and the tour, were met with great enthusiasm in the press, as was the case with its predecessor Dirty Mind. However, attention in Europe was minimal. A collection of press clippings.

Review: ABBA – Voyage

ABBA - Voyage (Edward Gubbels)

Guest author Edward provides us with his take on the new ABBA album Voyage!

The Sound and the superior From The Lions Mouth

The Sound - From The Lions Mouth - Promo (instagram.com)

The story on the fantastic second album by The Sound, the heavily underestimated and undervalued masterpiece From the Lions Mouth.

Urban Heroes released their Live album in 1981

Urban Heroes 1981 (musiccollections.nl)

In 1980 Dutch band Urban Heroes burst into the scene with a great debut album. One year later Live was released: a beautiful document.

Cleo Sol – Mother

Cleo Sol - Mother (spotify.com)

Recently Cleo Sol released a beautiful and impressive album, dealing with her newfound motherhood and a look back on that of her mother. Listen and shiver!

Army Of Lovers and the ultracamp of Massive Luxury Overdose

Army Of Lovers 1991 (pinterest.com)

In 1991 Army Of Lovers had their major break through in Europe. It was campy, humourous, ironic and uplifting. Was that all though?

Prince & The Revolution overwhelm The Netherlands

Prince & The Revolution overwhelm The Netherlands - Header (apoplife.nl)

On August 18, 1986 I witnessed Prince live for the very first time. I wasn’t prepared for this overwhelming, exciting and pure genius show!

Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires

Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires (resolutionrecords.co.uk)

The story about the fantastic reggae dub classic Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires!

Sinatra At The Sands

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra At The Sands (spotify.com)

In 1966 Frank Sinatra released his first live album. A definite highlight, the story about Sinatra At the Sands.

Roxy Music and the superb Viva!

Roxy Music - Live 1975/76 (youtube.com)

Following five studio albums in three years, Roxy Music needed a short break, but not without almost thoughtlessly releasing one of the best live albums of all time: Viva! Roxy Music.

Roxy Music – Viva! Roxy Music – The reviews

Roxy Music - Viva! Roxy Music (discogs.com)

Roxy Music’s Viva! was the band’s first live album. It got some rave reviews at the time, some of which are assembled here.