by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
In 1988 The Waterboys surprised a lot of people with their new album Fisherman’s Blues. Where had their well-known and popular ‘big music’ gone? The story about a search for simplicity and honesty.
In 1973 Herbie Hancock released a hybrid album. It unified rhythm and blues, jazz and funk. It was an instant mega success. The story behind the phenomenal Head Hunters!
Tags: Herbie Hancock
Cat Power made a new record. Once again, fantastic! The story of Wanderer.
Tags: Cat Power
In 1993 Mazzy Star releases their second album, the beautiful So Tonight That I Might See, uit. David Roback and Hope Sandoval are victorious. A look back.
Tags: Mazzy Star
Outkast’s third album Aquemini is 20 years old. At the time, the follow-ups Stankonia and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, had yet to be created. The story of a masterpiece.
One Nation Under A Groove: the most successful Funkadelic album turns 40 years old. A look back on an essential funk offering.
The first real release after Prince’s demise, the Estate delivers Piano & A Microphone 1983, whose recordings have been available for years amongst collectors. A good idea?
In 1978 Kiss released four solo albums in one day. The album by the underrated guitar player Ace Frehley was the best, by far. A look back at a unique feat.
Tags: Ace Frehley, Kiss
Concert, Prince, Review
Today, 30 years ago, I witnessed the most special show in my life. Prince played in Dortmund to a predominantly Dutch crowd. The show was broadcast simultaneously!
Early 1983 Tom Waits’ caraeer, which was once filled with so much promise, is vitually over. Until he releases Swordfishtrombones!
Tags: Tom Waits
In 1983 Aswad performed at the Notting Hill Carnival. It was one of the best shows of their entire career and became one the best-known reggae live albums of all time. A look back on a beautiful summer’s day.
In 1983 a strange video was shown. It featured images and sounds from the future. Herbie Hancock’s Rockit and the Future Shock album announced new times.
30 Years ago gangsta rap came bubbling up from the undergound. N.W.A. released their influential and shocking Straight Outta Compton. Hip-hop would never be the same again.
Tags: Dr Dre, Ice Cube, N.W.A.
Smashing Pumpkins delivered on its promise with the release of Siamese Dream. A rich, heavy and at times moving album. The first of three masterpieces in a row.
Tags: Smashing Pumpkins
Anthony Hamilton’s second official album Comin’From Where I’m From is very successful in the US. In Europe he and his album go by unnoticed, A tribute to a great soul album.
Tags: Anthony Hamilton
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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