His glorious 2018 solo debut is reviewed ahead of its 2021 re-release and some new insights from my interview with Tara in 2020. In one of my favourite interviews last year I got to speak to Tara Milton from Five Thirty about his reflections on their debut, and only album, Bed, nearly 30 years on. … Continue reading Tara Milton | Serpentine Waltz
Storming live set from the Saucers, breathing new life and vibrancy into early Floyd. No Comfortably numb here. I dived into the new live CD and the film on DVD. Riding high at number 5 in the UK charts this week. Since my teens I've been obsessed about the late 60s psych scene in London … Continue reading REVIEW – Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets | Live at the Roundhouse
“There was one of those old Sony cassette players, I hit play and Baba O’Riley came on – and that was it, my whole world went out the window.” I was incredibly lucky to spend 50 minutes, down a rather grainy Zoom line, with legendary bass player Guy Pratt. He should need no introduction, but … Continue reading Interview with Guy Pratt – talking Floyd, Saucers, Marr, Bowie, musical influences & more
Select Magazine had some great free cassettes in the 1990s - this one from 1990 was the best, played it over and over and was my gateway to Lush, Ultra Vivid Scene and Nick Cave. 4AD on one side Mute on the other. My tape and the magazine are long lost but I managed to … Continue reading Select Magazine Red tape
Well, after many years selling music over the counter and then another career which involved blogging and writing as an academic, I’ve finally decided to start writing about music. I stopped blogging in 2007, so has been good fun learning WordPress this week, compared to the blogspot site I used to publish through. Blog publishing … Continue reading Up and running….