The biggest lightning bolt of them all: the album that made me a music fan, and so, for me, the most important album of all time.
“LEEE-UUHM! LEE-UUHM!” hollers the distinctively male-voiced crowd in between songs on this album, recorded live in Hull back in August 2019. It’s uncomfortably reminiscent of football chants, with all their implicit macho aggression. There’s no denying that the world of Oasis fandom is a testosterone-fuelled place, full of bravado and beer and shouting. And as… Read More Album review: Liam Gallagher, “MTV Unplugged (Live At Hull City Hall)”
On this day in 1999, Suede released their fourth album “Head Music”. Here are my rather excitable scribblings about that day, written in my diary exactly 20 years ago.
In this world of bland, unchallenging chart pop, where a small pool of blankly pretty boys and girls mumble a few words over each others’ tracks to the same sanitised, autotuned backing, we need pop stars like Rae Morris. Pop stars who sing lyrics like “I don’t want no ice, I’m already cold enough” and… Read More The Soundtrack To Now: Rae Morris, “Someone Out There”