RIP Toots Hibbert

A sad day in music with the passing of reggae stalwart, Toots Hibbert. Only recently had Uncut magazine featured an extensive spread on Toots and The Maytals.

The Fanboy!

I love this story that George Underwood tells of him and David Bowie going to see Little Richard.

It’s part of Uncut magazine’s big obit to Little Richard. I had read the story some time back – but it bears repeating. If there is really such a thing as heaven and those of us deemed worthy get to walk through those pearly gates, I can imagine David seeing Richard arrive and saying “you took your time! Now…let’s get this party happening!”

Street Fighting Years Box Set Reissue Reviews

A couple of reviews of the SFY box set have been printed in both Mojo and Uncut magazines this week. The Mojo one is particularly scathing but the “fortune cookie wisdom” in regards to Jim’s lyrics in the Uncut review isn’t exactly complimentary, either! Although overall, it is a kinder review.

The reissue lands in two weeks time.

Mojo magazine review.
Uncut magazine review.

Airport Playing Brian Eno

The latest edition of Uncut magazine has a one page review of four Eno albums that have had the half-speed mastering treatment. I have already got myself into Roxy Music in a big way this year…and I have been aware of Eno’s music for a very, very long time. I have listened to a full album here and there, but never have really immersed myself in the experience.

I think the rating “Ambient 1: Music For Airports” achieved is nothing I have ever seen before! Full marks! 10 out of 10! Wow.

I need to delve…properly…

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Simple Minds Acoustic Reviews

Reviews from Mojo and Uncut. One fairly good (praise for a Simple Minds cover?!! I KNOW!!! And my shock is as in I would praise them for some of their covers, for sure…but not many other fans do) and one…

The good was in Uncut, the other in Mojo (thank you, Mojo, for your “opinion”!)