Judas Touch

Bob Dylan, eh?  A poet.  A singer of songs.  An artist.  A thief.  Everyone has their own take on the man.  Their idea of who he is shaped by his music and various articles and books, etc.  Most importantly, they all have their own experiences and their own take on that old ‘what Bob Dylan…

Don’t we all?

with a head full of nonsense I ran from the kitchen holding a mug and a sugar ring donut, which was falling to pieces all over the carpet, while I’m spilling coffee all over the floor. I could have laughed when I realised.  Instead I cursed and threw words from my mouth. I’ve spent the last…

New Additions: Where’s the Danzig?

It was my Birthday at the end of March there and, naturally, some new records have somehow found their way into my collection (nestling snugly into the ‘need to listen’ pile). I also decided to pick up an album that’s been on my list a wee while. What are they?  It’s funny you should ask….

“a shambolic teenage riot”

Sleepyhouse was my first proper band.  We were, as one of our friends put it, “a shambolic teenage riot”.  We were barely proficient with our instruments, with three of us playing ‘seriously’ (I use that term loosely) for a matter of months, while our drummer, Adam, was a very talented guitarist.  As shambolic as we…

“Man, this looks great”: December Record Round Up

Happy New Year, folks!  Figured a post about some new additions was a suitable first post of the year.  Just so happens that one of them is one of my favourite additions of 2017, while the other is my favourite addition of 2018 so far (arrived just last week).  So, here goes. *edit: I forgot…

“Found them on That Discogs”

Two new additions waiting for me when I arrived home from work. Bonus pick-me-ups at the end of a difficult week. I’ve been after these for a while and decided to snap them up when I saw them on Discogs for a couple of quid (including postage, I got them both for little over £6)….

Mind that guy?

Back to work today after 6 weeks. A killer. But, I figured the best way to celebrate (and work off 6 weeks worth of jelly beans and Fry’s Creams) was to stretch the legs at lunch and stop by the Record Fayre. A successful trip, too. Terence Trent D’Arby – Introducing The Hardline According To…

Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute (1995)

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…

Some Like It Hot

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…