by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
In 1984 The Waterboys released their second album. It introduced ‘the big music’ to the world. A Pagan Place is a masterpiece by one of the most interesting and consistent bands of all time.
Tags: June 1984, Waterboys
What are the best live albums of all time? A selection from my personal collection. My most played, sometimes with the most childhood memories, concert recordings!
Tags: AC/DC, Aretha Franklin, Bauhaus, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Trick, Chuck Brown, David Bowie, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire, Frank Zappa, Grand Funk Railroad, Herman Brood, Japan, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Motörhead, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Ramones, Roger Waters, Roxy Music, Simon And Garfunkel, Simple Minds, Siouxsie And The Banshees, UFO, Underworld, Waterboys, Who
5 years ago 1984 was proclaimed to be the best year for pop music. Indeed, the year did spawn many great albums. But was it all really that special?
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, David Sylvian, Gun Club, Nick Cave, Prince, Waterboys
Concert, List, Review
Closing of 2018. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2018.
Tags: Ace Frehley, Altın Gün, Anderson .Paak, Blood Orange, Bruce Springsteen, Carters, Cat Power, David Bowie, David Byrne, Dweezil Zappa, Father John Misty, Frank Zappa, Herman Brood, Janelle Monáe, Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Mazzy Star, N.W.A., New Order, Prince, Public Enemy, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Van Halen, Waterboys
In 1988 The Waterboys surprised a lot of people with their new album Fisherman’s Blues. Where had their well-known and popular ‘big music’ gone? The story about a search for simplicity and honesty.
Paradiso, the ultimate concert venue of The Netherlands and surrounding countries of the world, turns 50 years old. A look back on its rich history and a tribute to 50 years of pop music in Amsterdam.
Tags: D'Angelo, Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, LCD Soundsystem, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Public Enemy, Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Underworld, Waterboys, Wendy & Lisa
In honor of the 1-year anniversary of my blog A Pop Life (My life with music), the list of best albums per year from 1966.
Tags: Amy Winehouse, Anderson .Paak, Anthony Hamilton, Arcade Fire, Beatles, Blood Orange, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy, Clash, D'Angelo, Dâm-Funk, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Discharge, Frank Ocean, Frank Sinatra, Genesis, Ice Cube, Japan, Jimi Hendrix, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, LCD Soundsystem, Maria McKee, Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, Miles Davis, Neil Young, Parliament, Pavement, Plant Life, Prince, Prodigy, Public Enemy, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sly & The Family Stone, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Sufjan Stevens, Sugar, Thundercat, Underworld, Van Halen, Velvet Underground, Waterboys
Concert, Top 50
Coming after the album top 50, I present the 50 best concerts I witnessed before my 50th birthday!
Tags: Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Concert, Cure, D'Angelo, David Sylvian, Eels, Family Stand, George Clinton, Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, Lauryn Hill, LCD Soundsystem, Lenny Kravitz, Morrissey, Nick Cave, Outkast, Paul McCartney, Prince, Public Enemy, Radiohead, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Sezen Aksu, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Sufjan St, Top 50, U2, Underworld, Waterboys, Wendy & Lisa
On March 14th 2016 I turned 50. In honor of that occasion and to the music my top 50 best albums. Today numbers 25 to 11.
Tags: ABBA, Arcade Fire, Bob Marley, Clash, Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Japan, Neil Young, Public Enemy, Roxy Music, Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Top 50, Van Halen, Waterboys
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