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Album review: BRUCE FOXTON & RUSSELL HASTINGS – From The Jam Live!

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Basstone via Absolute [Release date 01.12.17] Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings’s ‘From The Jam Live!’ ticks all the right boxes. It does what it says on the tin with an updated appraisal of music that stoked a generation some 40 … Continue reading

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Book review: BOB HENRIT – Banging On!

Bob Henrit - Banging On!

Bank House Books (2014) Bob Henrit’s ‘Banging On’ is the opposite of the usual sex, drugs, rock and roll and oblivion confessionals. It’s a lightly humorous recollection of his role in the drift of pop toward rock and beyond, but … Continue reading

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Album review: LOVE – Love Songs

LOVE - Love Songs

Salvo [Release date 27.10.14] ‘Love Songs’ compiles the first three Love albums (minus ‘Emotions’ and ‘Glazing’ from ‘Love’ and the elongated ‘Revelation’ from ‘De Capo’) and replaces the latter with a thrilling Arthur Lee and Jimi Hendrix wah-wah led collaboration … Continue reading

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Gig Review: DAVE DAVIES – The Barbican, London, 12 April 2014

Dave Davies, The Barbican, London, 12 April 2014

Given Dave Davies current spiritual bent, he’s probably a firm believer in karma. And it is that principle of causality that works for him at The Barbican tonight, a venue not totally unfamiliar with rock music, but still lacking any … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVE DAVIES – I Will Be Me

Cleopatra [Release date 04.06.13] Partly autobiographical and partly fictive imagery but always routed in a spiritual feel, Dave Davies’s ‘I Will Be Me’ is an uneven but ultimately enjoyable album. He veers from the past – referencing his riff driven … Continue reading

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THE KINKS – The Kinks at the BBC

Universal 2012 The Kinks have a sumptuous back catalogue and rightly deserve their place in the pantheon of British pop and rock greats. As befits this status, the band have been the subject of some weighty compilations. But none quite … Continue reading

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The Kinks At The BBC

Box Set released August 13th on Universal http://www.thekinks.info/ One of the UK’s best-loved musical institutions cement their legacy with definitive new box set ‘The Kinks At The BBC’, released August 13th on Universal. With a juxebox of classic Kinks’ songs … Continue reading

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