Stanley Road at 25

Alright. Radical honesty. I'm not keen on Weller. There, I've said it. Sometimes people get very cross about this. Like Clapton and Dylan types the Wellends are a bit...fanatical. Not evangelical but fundamentalist. I find that a bit off putting.  This might be linked to my own time as a member of a pop cult...I [...]

Yes – McAlmont and Butler

Yes – McAlmont and Butler

Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered (Isaiah 23:16, King James Version) The sky is bright and clear. The air is cold. It is spring on the West coast of Scotland. I should be in a lecture hall, [...]

Yanks Go Home

Yanks Go Home

And so the story begins... 1992 had seen the "grunge invasion" with lots of boys and girls from the U S of A finding themselves with record contracts, chart successes and spots on bedroom walls despite their having no recognisable tunes or melodies and being in possession of the sort of wardrobe that would make [...]