Many years ago, a great schism occurred in the history of popular music. As amps got louder and concerts got bigger, new groups responded by creating a heavier kind of music that relied on sheer sonic power as opposed to the lighter sounds of early sixties pop. Rock music broke away from pop and in […]
It seems the obvious follow-up to yesterday’s post, Everett True’s Favourite Albums of 1980. I have all the information contained within this slim blue hardback diary in front of me. I’d imagine these charts are based on actual plays of my Dansette. Much more variable, this chart – and showing a heavy Factory Records bias, […]
Let me quote The Jam at you. “Life is timeless, days are long when you’re young/You used to fall in love with anyone/Any guitar and any bass drum.” That’s how it works, right? You see a band, you fall in love for a minute, an hour, a week, a year… whatever it takes. It’s even […]
I think if I was in a band and David Cameron said he liked my band’s music, I’d have a long hard look at my band’s music.
I want to fuck the world and make love to its remains. Always.
In later years, Everett True at Melody Maker would regularly review Paul’s records with just one word: wanker.
Who couldn’t relate to a stiff upper lyric like that?
Stuck with powerful sexual impulses, I convinced myself that to act on them was disrespectful and cheap.
Death Rattle – The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Oasis and the travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s
Large elements of the UK alternative press seemed to be waiting for the right guitar band to get behind, the right guitar band to believe in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Stone Roses.