Monthly Archives: February 2011

Over to the Dark Side

We are rocking on through the seventies, and this week we will be focussing on Prog Rock, also called Progressive Rock. Prog Rock has already been mentioned on our musical adventure, as a genre with many links to Art Rock. … Continue reading

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Out of this world – Fran’s Review

I played The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars at maximum volume. Or at least very loudly. And not because I was told to, but because it is excellent. David Bowie’s concept album is themed around … Continue reading

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The Tries and Stall of Busy Earbuds and the Theatre from Space – Dave’s Review

This week I have been listening to The King Of Limbs by Radiohead. Almost repeatedly. Again and again and again. And then just the last four songs on loop because I liked them more. I inteded to listen to a … Continue reading

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Ziggy and the Duke

This week we are listening to David Bowie’s Glam Rock album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. In honour of this, I am attempting to write a post about David Bowie without using the … Continue reading

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What are you wearing?

Apparently this is the moment Glam Rock began, with T.Rex singing Hot Love on Top of the Pops back in 1971. That shiny all-in-one really grabs your attention. Glam Rock is all about style, fashion, the aesthetic. How you look is … Continue reading

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To Be Played At Maximum Volume

Last week’s Power Pop bonanza coincided with a multitude of non-blog related activities, from birthdays to projects. Luckily this busy spell seems to be over, because this week’s Glam Rock offering may prove to be quite demanding. It even comes … Continue reading

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A Gold Star for Big Star – Fran’s Review

#1 Record by Big Star, despite the far-reaching title, is an unpretentious album. It’s upbeat pop songs are interspersed with more relaxed fare, to make a great pop record. Listening to Big Star is an undemanding, but pleasant experience. On … Continue reading

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