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Posts

PostDateExcerpt
The best Donna Summer singles04/27/2019As a tribute to Donna Summer the ten best singles by The Queen Of Disco and The First Lady of Love. Disco sucks? Hell no!
Prince steps back into the limelight: Musicology04/20/2019After years of obscurity Prince wanted to step back into the limelight. He wrote a hit album, organized a successful tour and 2004 was his come back year. Veni, vidi, vici!
Pixies and the story behind the classic Doolittle04/17/2019In 1989 the Pixies released their masterpiece Doolittle. A spectacularly good album that influenced future generations to this day. A look back at a great, superb, fantastic album.
Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love04/11/2019In 2014 Paolo Nutini released his third album, Caustic Love. A beautiful, atmospheric, soulful album with the impressive songs Better Man and Iron Sky. A look back.
Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised04/04/2019The story on the 1974 compilation and the greatest song in Gil Scott-Heron's career: The Revolution Will Not be Televised. The birth of hip-hop? A look back.
Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert04/28/2018Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert. 20 Years ago, the Japanese show from 20 years earlier, was re-released. Complete, this time! A fantastic document of a band at the peak of their powers. A look back.
Roger Daltrey goes solo04/20/2018During a short break from commitments for The Who, Roger Daltrey fulfills his own dream. A solo album. It turns into a success. Is the album any good?
Grease is the word04/14/2018In 1978 a movie of a musical was the craze of the summer. The movie and its merchandising were everywhere. A look back at the romantic comedy that filled the eyes and ears of adolescents all over the world.
Prince makes his debut: For You04/07/2018In 1978, 40 years ago, Prince Rogers Nelson makes his debut. The start of a career of one of the most interesting, influential and exciting artists of all time.
Altın Gün – On04/07/2018Altın Gün. A band from Amsterdam that plays funky Turkish psychedelic folk rock. It sounds great and truly is funky. Their first album On comes highly recommended!
The best albums made by women04/28/2017I don't own many albums made by women. Unfairly, as it seems. While making the best 10-list many are discarded.
Prince – Motherless Child04/21/2017Better than any article or text, Prince needs to be seen. An incredible, emotional, beautiful version of Motherless Child. Prince at his very best!
Prince – One year later…04/21/2017One year ago the musical genius Prince passed away. What has happened since then? What will become of his vast musical archive. A look back.
Prince – Deliverance04/19/2017Deliverance is a new Prince EP, which is supposed to be released on April 21st 2017. However, right-ssues make the release uncertain. A review.
Killing Joke – Revelations04/16/2017Killing Joke's third album Revelations is their best. The first Killing Joke to be produced by the legendary Conny Plank. A tribute to a unique album.
Soulwax – From Deewee04/11/2017The eighth album by Soulwax is called From Deewee and is a perfect combination of rock and dance. With no less than three drummers the beats are massive and addictive.
The best ABBA singles04/05/2017ABBA: Sweden's hitmachine. But no formula music. Beautiful, emotional music. Ingenious melodies and beautiful singing. Particularly thanks to Agnetha Fältskog!
Sun, top funk & soul from Ohio04/01/2017Sun, a forgotten funk & soul band who released three great albums from 1976 to 1978. One year ago they were remastered and re-released. Beautiful funky music, that deserves to be heard!
Prince 1958-201604/29/2016And then it was April 21, 2016. Prince Rogers Nelson, one of the greatest geniuses in the history of (pop)music, is no more. A tribute.
A Resolution Honoring Prince Rogers Nelson – City Of Minneapolis04/29/2016A Resolution Honoring Prince Rogers Nelson - City Of Minneapolis
S.Res.444 – A resolution honoring the life and achievements of Prince04/27/2016S.Res.444 - A resolution honoring the life and achievements of Prince
Statement by the President on the Passing of Prince – The White House04/21/2016Statement by the President on the Passing of Prince - The White House 04/21/2016

Concerts

ConcertDateExcerpt
Raymond van het Groenewoud04/06/20194½/5: Once again a beautiful, funny and moving concert by Raymond van het Groenewoud. Top concert!
Arcade Fire04/19/20183/5: At times very messy and at times brilliant. Arcade Fire can (and must) do better.
Soulwax04/04/20174/5: Soulwax with three (!!) drummers. Beautiful, impressive and exciting concert!
Nothing Compares 2 U – A Tribute To Prince04/25/20161/5: Only Hallo Venray and Sandra St. Victor really added to the evening. The rest were oftentimes scandalously weak.
Betty Wright04/08/20163/5: Entertaining; Betty Wright and her surprisingly good voice.
Sheila E04/06/20152½/5: Nice evening with Sheila E. She's no top entertainer and/or singer, but it was great to be there.
Lauryn Hill04/12/20121/5: Very bad show. On top of that Lauryn Hill entered the stage over 2 hours too late and was displeased about everything. A mockery.
Ultra04/07/20122½/5: Festival celebrating the DIY Ultra movement. The Minny Pops were great.
Tarkan04/12/19993/5: Entertaining show, particularly when he steered away from his regular setlist and started improvising.
Graham Central Station04/06/19963½/5: Good show.
Van Halen04/13/19934/5: Impressive show by top band!
Wendy & Lisa04/29/19894/5: At the time of the show Fruit At The Bottom had recently been released. Concert on Queen's Day (April 30th was Sunday, so it was moved to the 29th in 1989).