by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
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.
Tags: Herbie Hancock
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
Finally a ‘real’ document of the famous Isolar 2 tour from 1978. Bowie tours behind Low and “Heroes”, the best within his body of work. Essential release!
Tags: David Bowie
The second Public Enemy album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back turns 30 years old already! The best hip-hop album of all time? A look back.
Tags: Public Enemy
In 2003 Prince released 3 instrumental albums. After Xpectation and the great C-Note, N.E.W.S. was added in June. An impressive piece of work. A look back at an album that is not well-known.
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.
Tags: David Sylvian, Japan, Mick Karn
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.
Tags: Roy Ayers
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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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