by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
40 years ago one of the best debut albums of all time was released: the first album by Van Halen. The savior of hard rock and a new standard for guitar players. A look back.
Tags: Van Halen
By 1972 The Stooges and Iggy Pop were in shambles. As a long time fan, David Bowie helped out. It would result in the ultimate template for punk: Iggy And The Stooges – Raw Power!
Tags: David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Stooges
3 albums. 5 cd’s, 1 release: Prince is self-supporting and we shall know about it as well. Was it the right choice? Did the music suffer from the entrepreneurship? A look back.
Tags: NPG Orchestra, Prince
Foxygen released the single San Fransisco 5 years ago. And then the wait for the album began. We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic proved to be a beautiful album. A look back.
Fischer-Z 1979-1981: The story on the first incarnation of John Watts’ band. From Word Salad and Going Deaf For A Living to Red Skies Over Paradise.
Parliament – Flash Light: One of the most important and influential singles of all time. How Bernie Worrell made history.
C-Note: Within 3 days after Xpectation another new Prince album? European and Japanese soundcheck recordings from the One Nite Alone… Tour 2002!
All of a sudden, on New Year’s day 2003, a new Prince album was released, exclusively available to members of the NPG Music Club. A jazz album with special guest Vanessa Mae.
Concert, List, Review
Closing of 2017. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What stories were favorite? A look back at 2017.
Tags: Arcade Fire, Benjamin Lazar Davis, Grace Jones, Ibeyi, Joan As Police Woman, Kamasi Washington, LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave, Prince, Solange, Thundercat
Elvis’ Christmas Album was released in 1957. It caused a stir in those days. The second album didn’t, but that did contain Merry Christmas Baby!
Tags: Elvis Presley
40 years ago today the movie Saturday Night Fever premiered in American cinemas. A story on disco, film, music, lies and an other time.
Tags: Bee Gees, David Shire, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kool & The Gang, MFSB, Ralph MacDonald, Tavares, Trampps, Walter Murphy, Yvonne Elliman
After 5 years Paul Weller needed a change. The Jam was no more. A farewell tour was organized and a compilation live-album was released: Dig The New Breed.
In 1987 The Black Album was to be released. It ultimately wasn’t. At the very last minute Prince retracted the album. What prompted that decision?
On the evening of Sinterklaas Day 1977 I got the latest Queen album: News Of The World! How does it hold up today? A look back.
Donny Hathaway’s Live is one of the best live albums of all times by one of the best soul singers of all time. A story about beautiful music and a premature death.
Tags: Donny Hathaway
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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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