The Smiths in the press 1987

The Smiths - Split in the media 1987 (apoplife.nl)

1987 was the year The Smiths disbanded. It garnered a lot of attention, particularly in the English press. A (partial) overview.

Paisley Park Studios 1988/1990

Prince - Paisley Park Commercial still (apoplife.nl)

Videos/impressions of Paisley Park Studios from 1988 to 1990, in honour of its opening on September 11, 1987.

Crass – A Series Of Shock Slogans And Mindless Token Tantrums

Crass - A Series Of Shock Slogans And Mindless Token Tantrums (darkentriesrecords.com)

Subarticle that contains the full first article from the pamphlet ‘A Series Of Shock Slogans And Mindless Token Tantrums’, which was part of Crass’s fourth album Christ – The Album.

Frank Ocean – Tumblr blog 07/04/2012

Frank Ocean - Tumblr 07/04/2012 message (frankocean.tumblr.com)

Sub article that contains the full text published by Frank Ocean on July 4th, 2012, on his own Tumblr blog, prior to the release of channel ORANGE.

Roxy Music – Debut album – The Reviews

Roxy Music - Roxy Music (spotify.com)

Roxy Music’s debut album was reviewed a lot, especially considering the band was virtually unknown at the time. Many were enthused!

Prince – Controversy – Press

Prince - Controversy - Press (apoplife.nl)

Controversy, the album and the tour, were met with great enthusiasm in the press, as was the case with its predecessor Dirty Mind. However, attention in Europe was minimal. A collection of press clippings.

Prince and The Rolling Stones, 1981

Prince and band en route to Rolling Stones show 1981 (twitter.com)

In 1981 Prince played two shows as support act to The Rolling Stones. How did the crowd react to the crossing of new wave and funk?

Roxy Music – Viva! Roxy Music – The reviews

Roxy Music - Viva! Roxy Music (discogs.com)

Roxy Music’s Viva! was the band’s first live album. It got some rave reviews at the time, some of which are assembled here.

Prince – North Sea Jazz festival 2011 – The reviews

Prince - North Sea Jazz 2011 - Press reactions (apoplife.nl)

This article contains the summations of the Dutch reviews of the three North Sea Jazz festival 2011 shows by Prince.

Prince – Chaos And Disorder – The reviews

Prince - Chaos And Disorder - The reviews (apoplife.nl)

A vast collection of reviews of the Prince album Chaos And Disorder. The press was divided about the album.

Prince – Chaos And Disorder – The website

Prince - Chaos And Disorder - The website (apoplife.nl)

In 1996 Warner Bros. Records launched a website for the Prince album Chaos And Disorder. See the look and feel now of that site then!

Prince – Chaos And Disorder – The interviews

Prince - The Late Show 08-07-1996 (cbslocal.com)

Prince gave a few television performances and a couple of interviews following the release of the Chaos And Disorder album. Included here are two interviews.

Joni Mitchell – #Blue50 Twitter message

Joni Mitchell - Twitter message 06/23/2021 05:03 PM, CEST (twitter.com)

Joni Mitchell personally addresses the attention Blue has received for the 50th anniversary of that masterpiece.

Prince – The 5 least favorite albums!

When compiling the top 15 best Prince albums the A Pop Life panel also looked into their 5 least favorite albums. Here are the results!

Madison Square Garden 04/21/2021

Madison Square Garden 04/21/2021 (twitter.com/thegarden)

A great tribute by Madison Square Garden, the world renowned New York City venue, where Prince performed numerous times.