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The greatest live bands ever.

It's been a while since I wrote about a musical subject and as all non-essential travel is out of the question at the moment, I've turned to thinking about those bands from the genre of music that I listen to, namely rock n' roll, that have a reputation for being brilliant to see live. I… Continue reading The greatest live bands ever.

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Is there any sense in musicians putting out albums anymore?

Given that my last few pieces have touched on the coronavirus pandemic in some way, I'm determined that this piece will not do so. Unfortunately, the subjects I tend to focus on and write about on this site are all shut down at the moment. The sports season has been put on indefinite hold, politics… Continue reading Is there any sense in musicians putting out albums anymore?

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Why is there no guitar in Top 40 music?

If you listen to the radio these days, especially the charts, you're not very likely to come across a song which has a guitar prominently featured. You have to actively go looking for it most of the time. That's not to say it's entirely absent from popular music. You do hear it. But not nearly… Continue reading Why is there no guitar in Top 40 music?

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Is it time for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to change it’s name?

So, the nominations for next year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced last week and as usual, some of the nominations have really confused me. There are some that would absolutely warrant inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Judas Priest, Motörhead, MC5, Pat Benatar, The Doobie Brothers,… Continue reading Is it time for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to change it’s name?

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Why did Disney remake The Lion King?

Money. That's why. They knew moviegoers would go and see this film just on the strength of the name alone. It carries on the recent Disney trend of remaking their classic animated films live-action or this case photo-realistic animation. After Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Pete's Dragon and Aladdin, The Lion King was the… Continue reading Why did Disney remake The Lion King?

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Why I really enjoy Pink Floyd’s songwriting

Pink Floyd are one of the most famous and successful bands in the history of recorded music. They have sold more than 250 million records worldwide and have influenced everyone from David Bowie to The Edge of U2. Even if you have never listened to their music, you will probably heard the name Pink Floyd… Continue reading Why I really enjoy Pink Floyd’s songwriting