Category: Review

Holger Czukay – Der Osten Ist Rot

Holger Czukay - Der Osten Ist Rot - Featured image (apoplife.nl)

In 1984 former CAN member and co-founder Holger Czukay released his third solo album. The story of Der Osten Ist Rot!

Pavement gains true steam on Crooked Rain Crooked Rain

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (spotify.com)

On Valentine’s Day 1994 Pavement release their second album. The story of the superb Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain!

In 1974 Eno debuts with Here Come The Warm Jets

Brian Eno - Recording Here Come The Warm Jets (blastitude.blogspot.com)

In 1974 Eno debuted as a solo artist with Here Come The Warm Jets, a unique, unconventional and varied piece of work.

Stiff Little Fingers releases a punk classic: Inflammable Material

Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material (bol.com)

1979 saw the release of one of the best punk albums of all time: Stiff Little Fingers’ Inflammable Material.

The brilliant debut by Joe Jackson: Look Sharp!

Joe Jackson - Live 1979 (culturesonar.com)

Early 1979 Joe Jackson, a new star at the new-wave front, made his debut. He would soon outgrow his initial label. A look back!

Joni Mitchell incorporates jazz into her music for the first time, Court And Spark

Joni Mitchell - Live 08/13/1974 (facebook.com/jonimitchell)

In 1974 Joni Mitchell released her most successful album: Court And Spark. A story of jazz influences, love and psycho analysis!

1984 and the end of the classic Van Halen line-up

Van Halen - 1984 (amazon.com)

On January 9, 1984, the final Van Halen album by the classic line-up was released. A story of arguments, self-direction and stunning music.

Elvis Costello worries about fascism: Armed Forces

Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Armed Forces (hifinews.com)

In 1979 Elvis Costello, for the very first time with The Attractions, released his third album, Armed Forces. A look back.

Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra – Paradiso Amsterdam 1970

Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Paradiso Amsterdam 1970 (jazzarchief.nl)

In November 1970 Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra landed at the Amsterdams Paradiso for one unforgettable night. The recordings have been found and now we can all (finally) hear what we missed!

In 1978 the influential Yellow Magic Orchestra make their debut

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Live 1980 (pinterest.com)

The story of the influential Japanese Yellow Magic Orchestra whose influence would be felt around the world.

André 3000 – New Blue Sun

André 3000 - New Blue Sun (npr.org)

André 3000, the hip-hop genius, finally returns. With experimental jazzy ambient flute music? Oh, yes! A review.

The story of the Nina Hagen Band

Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band (ozon.ru)

The story of the German Nina Hagen Band, who debuted in 1978 with an explosive rock album. A look back on a short career.

Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert

Cat Power - Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert (bol.com)

Cat Power impresses again, this time with her interpretation of the famous Bob Dylan 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert. Stunning!

Conflict within the Rolling Stones leads to Undercover, an underestimated album

Rolling Stones - Undercover (spotify.com)

In 1983 the Rolling Stones released Undercover, the most eclectic album of their entire career. Was it top or flop? A look back.

Prince & The New Power Generation – Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition

Prince & The New Power Generation - Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition (musicstation.be)

The rerelease of Diamonds And Pearls is finally here. A great box-set dedicated to one of the lesser Prince albums.