“Semen Song for James Bidgood features a string quartet, harp, piano, Anthony (yes, that one), and – you’re getting the hang of this by now, I can tell – semen. ”
“Only once did the mask slip, a moment when even he could not help but laugh at some rather inane guitar poses pulled by his “session musician bids for a chance of glory” axe-man. I’m not surprised he laughed, but it did come as a shock.”
“Quite why Stevens isn’t writing for the stage is a mystery, for this has the feel akin to a score for a Broadway musical, something like My Fair Lady.”
I’d lay my critical life on the line and say that nothing catches rock and roll’s soul in all its Gnostic guises more completely over a whole LP than Tarot. Simply put, it’s got bloody everything.
“Star Fighter Pilot is brilliant, simple as. He is an original voice and his art has that rare thing nowadays, original content. ”
“To create a story, Martin Amis said that you can easily create believable theoretical standpoints and arguments for characters that aren’t your own…”
I read every now and again how so many teenagers are keeping blogs. Now, there is nothing unusual about keeping a record of one’s thoughts and feelings – I believe they used to be called diaries.
“I would say that, on this album at least, the influence of Sandy Bull looms largest of all. (Having said that I have no knowledge of actually playing the guitar so treat this comment with caution – I could never stand the thought of having finger nails like Howard Hughes in his later days). ”
Continue reading “James Blackshaw – O True Believers”
“There is something very affirmative about this lot and Awoo is a timely reminder that good old fashioned melody and beautiful harmonies are still bedrock when it comes to pop. ”
Continue reading “The Hidden Cameras – Awoo”
“I hope that this doesn’t come across as patronising but, hell, once I had heard he performs as a huge canvas tree I got all excited and decided to listen to this LP without delay. I was not disappointed. ”
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