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Maybellene by Chuck Berry

I’d smuggled in a small cassette player and bootlegged the show. The resulting tape (now long lost) was rarely played. It sounded like a Chuck Berry cover band rehearsing in an aircraft hangar. Which I guess it was.

By | 2017-03-19T18:19:58+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Rock|5 Comments

Tubthumping and The Big Issue by Chumbawamba.

Nathan Johnson Edinburgh, Scotland; September 1997 Chumbawamba was in my face. Far from being a pop band that sang only about pissing the night away, they were, above all else, anarchists with a deep suspicion of government, politicians, the Church, landlords, bosses, union leaders and other forms and figures of authority. While I didn’t share all of their extreme views, their music and lyrics awakened something inside of me.

By | 2017-02-25T18:35:51+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Indie pop, Punk, Rock|0 Comments

Cruel World by Lana Del Rey

Jesse Maskell Montana, June 2015 A race across the country skipping everything I want to see, farmland from a car window always hungry to go into them, down those roads, further in, fleetingly small towns not even, I'm strapped in with Chris a rideshare stranger on this wild ride...

By | 2017-02-08T15:54:14+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Indie pop, Rock|0 Comments

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John

Maria Majsa 21 Swan Crescent, Pakuranga 1974 Under all the fairy floss, trouble is lurking. There are wrong turns, regrets, situations that are easier to run from than face. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is about escape and it wasn’t lost on me that the first place I heard it was my favourite place to escape to

By | 2016-11-02T05:56:02+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Pop, Rock, Singer-songwriters|5 Comments