Song of the Week #2 has distinct gospel and disco influences, and it’s bloody good. Continue reading Song of the Week #2: Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"
May 2017 marks 25 years since Carter USM released “1992 The Love Album”, which was paradoxically both their most successful album and the one that began their sad demise. To mark the anniversary we take a look at Carter’s seminal album and ask ourselves, “is wrestling fixed?”
This is not going to come as much of a surprise because as regular listeners will know I’m something of a pop tart, but I fricking loved Steps V1.0. Well, not “5-6-7-8” quite so much because line dancing is one of those things that should have been consigned to the great pedal bin of life a long time ago.
Q: What do Minor Victories, Syntax and the Bloom Twins have in common?
A chronologically-ordered, steadily-expanding Spotify playlist of, in my very humble opinion, the greatest pop songs of all time. Apart from “Biology” which is officially The Greatest Pop Song of all time. That much is not in dispute.
A young alternative band called Placebo released their fourth single, “Nancy Boy”, on 20th January 1997. Sounding suspiciously like Gazebo’s only record “Lardy Boy” it reached no 4 in the UK hit parade. Destined for pop’s dumper up until that point and with only future appearances on ITV’s celebrity reality TV shows to look forward to, Placebo have their ripped-off version of Gazebo’s “Lardy Boy” entirely to thank for all their success. Continue reading Return of the black eyeliner pencil (part 2)