#180 David Bowie – Diamond Dogs

As a young teenage Bowie fan it took me a lot longer to get into Diamond Dogs than his other 70s output, and it’s only in more recent years that I’ve come to appreciate all it has to offer. I have a more recently purchased reissued lovely blue vinyl copy of this record, but I’ll … Continue reading #180 David Bowie – Diamond Dogs


#602 Grateful Dead – Skeletons From The Closet

I’ve never been a big Grateful Dead fan, not because I don’t like them, but they just didn’t cross my path until I was into my early 30s, and when I did finally seek them out, borrowing a CD of American Beauty from the library to hear what all the fuss was about, I wasn’t … Continue reading #602 Grateful Dead – Skeletons From The Closet

#1494 Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

I was thinking of this album only a few weeks ago after I bought a second-hand record of Rick Wakeman’s Journey to the Centre of the World and was comparing the two. They’re very similar in terms of concept and approach, putting to music a classic of early sci-fi literature, but with different degrees of … Continue reading #1494 Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

#844 The Moody Blues – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Any album that starts with a track called Procession, you know is going to be Progtastic. It reminds me of the same-titled opener to Queen II, although the Moodies music is totally different. I love the fact that the first word is “Desolation!” It’s all very brooding and atmospheric, you could almost be listening to … Continue reading #844 The Moody Blues – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

#225 British Sea Power – Open Season

British Sea Power are great – good band name, good guitar thing going on; they remind me of worthy sixth-formers with home-knitted geography jumpers. And that’s not meant in a disparaging way. I remember seeing them at the Southside music festival in Germany in 2008 in a small sweaty tent that was filled with confused … Continue reading #225 British Sea Power – Open Season