Music (291)

Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:47

Tom Waits Bad As Me

Written by Anas Al-Horani
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Tom Waits is back after an absence that lasted seven long years, strolling again through the apparently arid American scene with his music and his usual charm, his drunk, poetic pessimism and his devil’s baritone, crossing the boundaries of a rich variety of genres including blues, rockabilly, and jazz to paint an almost perfect sketch or vignette of the American life. In Bad As Me Tom Waits seems to just shake the stories and ideas out of his sleeve onto the record. It's an ebullient and brightly imagined (and executed) album, with some jaw-droppingly good bits.

Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:44

Resurrecting The Raven -The Raveonettes

Written by Wendy Rose Watson
The Danish duo The Raveonettes have captured the sound of my soul and I didn't even have to sell it. Music has always been a matter of energy to me, it's  like the sun and the moon.  Living in the magick, sunny land of California  the sense of hopelessness, dreary grey remains alive within me though and it seems lately that I've been leaning more
Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:33

Sometimes In The Morning Simon Wells

Written by Matteo Sedazzari
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Being a fan of any musical genre, should be a reference point for inspiration. For me, even before I became a teenager and donned my first parka, I could see the power of music had, and it how it can capture an emotion that can enthral and enlighten you.  And it wasn’t The Pistols, The Clash, Blondie not even The Jam, which filled me with ardour. No in fact it was the musical film Grease, from the opener by Frankie Valli to the reprise of Grease, I realised music is a way of life. Moreover to find an album by someone who understands the true passion of music and not driven by greed, resentment and infatuation is so refreshing.

Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:12

Sound Affects Thirty Years On

Written by Stuart Deabill
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The Jam's fifth album is the greatest album ever made. You can argue the merits of any classic album to me and you could tell me why it's better than 'Sound Affects', but it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference.

Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:35

The Fordham Festival

Written by Tracey Wilmot
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While the weather may have held out for Fordham's event sadly the punters did not. While the
line up on the Sunday was interesting and appealing it was largely wasted on an audience equally…well…wasted…mainly as a result of the local ales and lethal scrumpy on offer.

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