So, for his first single of the new decade, what on earth is this pink monstrosity Justin Bieber has unleashed unto us? It’s safe to say I’m not the target audience for this single. It doesn’t help that I have an intense aversion to the word “Yummy” being used in a sexual context. I mean… Read More Single review: Justin Bieber, “Yummy”
Striding into the new decade in reflective shades and a shiny disco suit, here is a shouty new tune from the Pet Shop Boys. Disco strings, vocoder refrains, and Neil yelling about having a party: this is a much more upbeat experience than the two singles so far released from the Pet Shop Boys’ upcoming… Read More Single review: Pet Shop Boys, “Monkey Business”
“I love your skirt!” came the holler from a lady in the front row, just as the exuberant applause greeting Eddie to the stage had died down (albeit only after he’d admonished us with “I haven’t done anything yet!”) “Thank you, I like it too, I think Dickens would have approved,” came Eddie’s reply, before… Read More Expectations of Great Expectations: Eddie Izzard at Cadogan Hall, Friday, 3rd of January 2020
My 2003 gigging renaissance continued with this raucous and moving gig from Blur.
A dazzling Placebo gig which left me with only one thought on my mind: just how bloody gorgeous is Brian Molko??
It’s exactly two years today since I made my first post on this blog! 2019 has been a roller-coaster year in the world of Scruffy Storms. I changed the name of the blog at least three times before finally deciding to stick with Scruffy. I had a few extended breaks from posting due to moving… Read More Two years of Scruffy Storms!
A fierce and fantastic set from Ride at the start of a historic week for the country.
This was the final night of the Manics’ Forever Delayed tour in December 2002. And it just happened to be one of the best nights of my life.
The second night of 2002’s Christmas Manics weekend. A much smaller venue, and a much grumpier Wire.