Category: Review

Japan – Oil On Canvas

Japan – Oil On Canvas: 35 years later still a monumental goodbye to one of the greatest bands of the early 1980’s. A review of one of my all time favorite albums.

Roy Ayers – Coffy

Early 1970’s blaxploitation movies were very popular. Many of those movies contained beautiful music. As was the case with Coffy, which got a fantastisc jazzy soundtrack, made by Roy Ayers.

Herman Brood makes two great rock albums in 1 year!

1978: Herman Brood makes two great rock records in 1 year! Shpritsz and Cha Cha are among the very best that Dutch rock ‘n roll has ever produced. 40 years ago Herman Brood took The Netherlands by storm. A look back on a true phenomenon!

Classixx – Hanging Gardens

In 2013, 5 years ago today, Classixx, after long deliberation, finally released their debut album. Hanging Gardens is a ‘feel good’ dance album, that is great to listen to.

Lovesexy: Prince’s crowning achievement

After Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Parade and Sign O’ The Times (and the withdrawn The Black Album) Prince just delivers another masterpiece. Where does it end? Another title added to the already impressive list of genius albums: Lovesexy!

The Child Of Lov

In 2013 The Child Of Lov’s debut is released. A total stranger. Slowly, but surely, more information is revealed. It turns out to a Belgian Dutchman. Unfortunately, The Child Of Lov passes away the same year…

Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert

Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert. 20 Years ago, the Japanese show from 20 years earlier, was re-released. Complete, this time! A fantastic document of a band at the peak of their powers. A look back.

Roger Daltrey goes solo

During a short break from commitments for The Who, Roger Daltrey fulfills his own dream. A solo album. It turns into a success. Is the album any good?

Grease is the word

In 1978 a movie of a musical was the craze of the summer. The movie and its merchandising were everywhere. A look back at the romantic comedy that filled the eyes and ears of adolescents all over the world.

Prince makes his debut: For You

In 1978, 40 years ago, Prince Rogers Nelson makes his debut. The start of a career of one of the most interesting, influential and exciting artists of all time.

Altın Gün – On

Altın Gün. A band from Amsterdam that plays funky Turkish psychedelic folk rock. It sounds great and truly is funky. Their first album On comes highly recommended!

Mandrill – Composite Truth

Composite Truth is the third album by the heavily underrated and way too unknown (funk) band Mandrill. A tribute to a forgotten masterpiece.

New Order – Blue Monday

35 years ago New Order released the 12-inch Blue Monday. A shock to people ‘with good taste’. An impressive, innovative and exciting song to the rest.

Zappa In New York

Frank Zappa played in New York with his otherworldly band. The story on the double live album and classic songs like Titties & Beer, Punky’s Whips, The Illinois Enema Bandit and The Black Page.

Madonna – Ray Of Light

Madonna’s Ray Of Light made sure that Madonna could be taken seriously. Was it that good an album? Yes, it most definitely was!