One Hot Minute is the first and only Red Hot Chili Peppers album that featured then ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. Coincidentally it also found the band on a darker, richer vein of form than they had been on their previous albums (the less said about those that followed the better, in my opinion). Gone … Continue reading Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute (1995)
When I'm out buying vinyl from one of my favourite secondhand haunts, my wife often looks at the stuff that no-one else looks at. She often spots a cracker of a cover, some audacious title and she'll say "I'm gonna get this". Never more than £1. This has been a project of hers for a … Continue reading “Your Foot might slip and your soul get lost”: Hugh E. Porter & His Gospel Singers – Spirituals (1967)
My fondness of Duran Duran comes from my fondness of Guns N' Roses. Not a link that some would make, so I'll risk boring those who can make that link by, well, detailing the link. No need for any of that 6 degrees of separation shenanigans, either. Here goes... GN'R's Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum … Continue reading Some Like It Hot
Here's a strange one... Poco were a band I only heard of thanks to Blabber 'n' Smoke's Paul Kerr. He'd mentioned them once or twice and said he liberated a copy of Head Over Heels during a visit to a charity shop. It was mine if I wanted it. Of course, being into records, Buffalo … Continue reading Poco – Head Over Heels (1975)
When I started this whole blogging thing a few years back, the purpose was really just to write about what I was listening to. I didn't really give much thought to whether or not folks would be interested enough to enter into discussions and I certainly didn't imagine that I'd meet a whole bunch of … Continue reading Heavy Meet-up Overload
So, I've been listening to the new Queens of the Stone Age track, The Way You Used To Do, a helluva lot since it appeared on YouTube the other week. It's a belter. A real groover. I've been declaring it the best track I've heard this year. Nothing to do with Homme & Co. being one … Continue reading Best track I’ve heard this year.
Man. Wednesday was a strange ol' day. The boy and I done some Adventuring in the morning. That involves going for a walk wherever he wants to go. Like his daddy, he's taken to trains. So we tend to go to the station that's just a couple of minutes from our home and wait for … Continue reading Love
I finally picked up a pen with the intention of sketching.
I got some new records last week. New records are good, right? They are indeed. I popped into the Record Fayre on Thursday afternoon determined to snag a copy of The Power Station LP that I'd seen in there during all my visits over the last few years. Did I find it, though? No I … Continue reading “New records are good, right?”: New Additions
I was late jumping aboard the Soundgarden bus, but I spent a whole lot of listening hours with Cornell since I first heard that band in the mid-90s. Nothing struck me or stayed with me quite like Superunknown, right enough. ... well, that and his contribution to Singles. Man, Seasons was one of my favourites … Continue reading Say Hello to Heaven