Music Archive (271)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Birmingham LG Centre.j
© Words – Chris Madden

The last stand? If this is it (as rumours suggest) and they‘re calling time on the NY&CH adventure then it’s a genuinely fitting eulogy; one borne out of a new found sobriety (Young stopped smoking pot a couple of years back, after an adulthood spent in its mist. I wondered if his playing was a product of his drug use? The answer- a resounding NO!), but more importantly, this is a celebration of the connection between the four players on stage and their audience. Perhaps the tour being titled ‘Alchemy’ is the magic they conjure together?
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 16:55

The Outsiders by The Universal

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THE OUTSIDERS The Universal.j
© Words Val Weedon

With one eye in the rear view mirror, but a heavy boot planted firmly on the accelerator speeding towards a future vision, Terry Shaughnessy and the boys (The Universal) have delivered an album of thought provoking, driving sonic excellence. Only slowing down for the final beautiful and melodic title track that summarises all that has gone before.  Terry’s apprenticeship has been well served and he brings a maturity to his music while remaining relevant to a constantly youthful fan base.
Monday, 24 June 2013 17:59

The Who Quadrophenia Reviewed

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The Who Quadrophenia 1.
© Words Tracey Wilmot

Back in '79 thanks to the movie of the same name Quadrophenia was back on the shelves and broadening the brief mod revival scene as it was peaking. I was a 15 year old mod discovering the album for the first time and as a lone mod girl in a school full of punks and skins, I related to Jimmy's story of the angst of youth, growing up and experiencing heartbreak and disappointment for the first time and the rebellious attitude of youth.
The Rolling Stones 2.

© Words  by Wendy Rose Watson & Dr. Richard Williamson

We saw the Rolling Stones at Chicago's United Center on June 6, 2013,midway through their '50 and Counting' tour.  They played great and gave the fans an outstanding, if not particularly new, show. You could dun them fairly for playing things too safe in places but by and large, they did their reputation justice and deserve much credit for delivering major league guitar  mastery with powerful, fluid  ensemble playing.
Sunday, 16 June 2013 14:24

Jeff Beck – A Great British Guitarist

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Jeff Beck ZANI 1

Geoffrey Arnold Beck was born in 1944, in Wallington, England. From the age of 10 he sang in the local church choir and as a teenager learned to play the guitar. Jeff like many other UK kids became fascinated with making guitars as well as playing them. In post war England the electric guitar was a rare commodity because import restrictions from the US prevented them from general sale. The UK guitarists keen on the sound were left to build their own.
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