Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).

In early 1983 The Eurythmics released what would become their widest known and played song Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). The single was a gradual chart climber, the kind that hung around for an age in… Continue reading

New Model Army – Ballad.

When they look back at us and they write down their history What will they say about our generation? We’re the ones who knew everything and still we did nothing Harvested everything, planted… Continue reading

Siouxsie & The Banshees – Happy House.

In March, 1980 Siouxise & The Banshees released their 5th single Happy House on the Polydor label. It dented the U.K. Top 20 and peaked at Number 17. The song is a case of less being more. Very… Continue reading

The Clash – Tommy Gun.

In 1978 The Clash released their 6th and arguably best ever single. The single would just dent the U.K. Top 20 but what do the record buying public know anyway. Tommy Gun would feature on the bands… Continue reading

Real Nirvana. The Roadhouse. Birmingham. 29th August 2014.

Resin and Weak 13 warm up for Real Nirvana at The Roadhouse, Stirchley, Birmingham. A venue with great promise since a recent revamp. The support acts are polar opposites of each other but… Continue reading

Phil Collins! Grand Theft Auto V brought me here.

Grand Theft Auto V has a lot to answer for. Rightly I would never listen to Phil Collins. Sure In The Air Tonight was a fairly unique early 80’s Number 1 that had something about it… Continue reading

Doctor Who. It really started and ended with Tom Baker? (Part Two)

The Talons of Weng-Chiang aired in early 1977. Watching it again in 2014 it may come in for some political correctness criticism if it was aired today? Anyway, it’s tale of that borrows from Sherlock… Continue reading

Doctor Who. It really started and ended with Tom Baker? (Part One).

A few days after Christmas in 1974 I would have been 4 years old, just. I watched Doctor Who previously, or rather I was plonked in front of the television whilst it was… Continue reading

Film Review : Mistaken For Strangers

Mistaken For Strangers is the kind of documentary that fans of The National will find themselves purchasing to add to an impressive collection of six studio albums thus far. A rockumentary however, the film is not.… Continue reading

Beastie Boys – To The 5 Boroughs.

In June, 2004 the Beastie Boys released their 6th full studio album proper To The 5 Boroughs. Coming a lengthy 6 years after their crossover hit album Hello Nasty – To The 5 Boroughs kind of took things back to the… Continue reading