by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
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
Death, Review, Tribute
In 1977 Peter Tosh releases his second solo-album. It is highly successful. Equal Rights is a political album and a classic with reggae. A look back.
Tags: Peter Tosh
Mick Karn’s first solo-album coincided with the unfortunate disintegration of Japan. Karn makes his bass talk on the album and that makes for an astounding result.
Tags: Japan, Mick Karn
Lou Reed’s Transformer is 45 years old. A milestone in the career of Reed. With the help from David Bowie and Mick Ronson it turned into a classic!
Tags: Lou Reed
And once again a classic reggae album from 1977: Culture’s Two Sevens Clash. The title song kept the half of Jamaica inside. Why? Read the article!
Is Neil Young’s 1992 album Harvest Moon the sequel to his 1972 album Harvest? A look back at a classic Neil Young album at the time he got his mojo back.
Tags: Neil Young
In 1982 King Sunny Adé released his first (of three) album on Island Records. It was a smash hit. A look back on the African album that conquered the West.
Tags: king sunny, King Sunny Adé
Prince makes his first double-album: 1999. It turned out to be Prince’s breakthrough in the US. On his terms with an album that contains a lot of experimental music. Looking back at a crucial album in his career.
40 years ago Junior Murvin released the album Police & Thieves. The single carrying the same name became an anthem against police brutality in England and was combined with punk.
Tags: Junior Murvin, Lee "Scratch" Perry
40 years ago Iggy Pop released the adrenaline boost known as Lust For Life as a single. It still is a monumental song that introduced punk to the Dutch kids.
Tags: David Bowie, Iggy Pop
In 1982 the Falklands Islands became a reason for war. Crass had something to ask Iron Lady Thatcher: How Does It Feel To Be The Mother Of 1,000 Dead?
Kiss: make-up and simple rock ‘n’ roll. A tribute to the second live/album. Is the music better than the image leads to believe?
In 1972 Miles Davis released his funk album On The Corner. One of the most loathed albums of all times. And now we know better…
Tags: Miles Davis
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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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