Achtung Baby was my first real immersion into U2. I’d been aware of the Unforgettable Fire and the Joshua Tree, but I’d never considered myself a fan until then. At the end of the 80’s U2 were white hot. They had releases the Joshua Tree which had been a huge global hit, possibly one of … Continue reading “Achtung Baby – U2 dream it all up again”
At school I was always told that OMD’s Dazzle Ships was a rubbish album and it wasn’t worth listening to. This, at a time when the band were riding high in the charts with songs like Joan of Arc and Locomotion. So I loved OMD, but never bothered with this album for a good twenty … Continue reading “OMD Dazzle Ships – A camouflaged classic album”
Americana is a concept that covers the history and culture of America, influencing some of the greatest musicians around the world. Read on about the history and culture of Americana.
Truelove’s Gutter is the fantastic 6th album from Singer-Songwriter Richard Hawley. The album title refers to an old street in his native Sheffield. Allegedly it was named after 18th-century innkeeper Thomas Truelove, who used to charge local people to dump their rubbish in the gutter in the street which then flowed down to the River … Continue reading “Truelove’s Gutter”
These winter nights can get quite boring. A mixture of lockdown and those long dark nights make you yearn for some form of escape. Luckily, I have found some distraction in the pages of ‘Booze & Vinyl‘ a book that combines two passions – cocktails and music. Originally published in 2018, Booze & Vinyl curates … Continue reading “Booze & Vinyl – The Perfect Companions”