Cary Grace – Consterdine – Bowie

Saturday, 30 April 2016, 12:22 | Category : David Bowie, Reviews
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Fruits de Mer continue to produce oustanding mega rare releases, this time with a lathe-cut 8″ single of Bowie covers. The set opens with Cary Grace glamming up David’s earthy Black Country Rock with Eno Roxy style synth. Fittingly we then hear Cary’s version of Sound and Vision from David’s magnificent Low album, that wash […]

Geoff Emerick – The Beatles

Saturday, 30 April 2016, 12:21 | Category : Beatles, Podcasts
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Geoff Emerick talks about recording the Fab Four and new show The Sessions, a live re-staging of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows (Revolver, Parlophone, 1966) The Beatles – Love Me Do (Anthology 1, Apple, 1995 rec 6 June 1962) The Beatles – She Loves You (Single A-side, Parlophone, […]

Slapran

Saturday, 30 April 2016, 12:20 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Hailing from the very cool Swedish town of Uppsala, Slapran ape the great Vertigo releases of the early 70s with an excellent hard prog-rock LP. Rehearsing for 20 years for the debut album is some back story. Opener ‘Do You Have An Open Mind?’ sets the tone with a heavy riffing […]

Celebrate The Summer of 66

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 21:49 | Category : News
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In July 1966 the first ever rock festival in Britain was being held. The sixth National Jazz and Blues Festival at Windsor marked a big change and was the precursor of the Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Monterey and Woodstock. Its line up in that year moved from being blues and jazz to bands like The Who, the […]

Trolley – Caught In The Darkness

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 21:00 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard A few years back I hailed Trolley’s ‘Things That Shine And Glow’as a masterpiece and Milkwaukee’s finest have produced a worthy follow-up in ‘Caught In The Darkness’. The title track bounces the listener straight into anthemic power-pop, a theme continued through much of the LP. Highlights include ‘Thursday Girl’ blending 90s indie with […]

Malcolm Tomlinson

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 20:30 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton and David Mandel Malcolm Tomlinson, who died 2 April at 69, was a veteran of the London rock scene during the early-late 1960s, backing visiting soul acts for Roy Tempest’s Agency and cutting a BBC radio session with Elton John. He transplanted to Toronto in 1969, forging a solid reputation as a […]