#965 Lee Scratch Perry – Reggae Greats

Mr Scratch nestles comfortably on my CD shelves between Pavement and the Pet Shop Boys. I bought this cheap compilation decades ago out of curiosity, his name having cropped up occasionally in many of the music mags I used to read, but I’d never knowingly heard his work. He’s a ‘character’ one of those music … Continue reading #965 Lee Scratch Perry – Reggae Greats

#320 The Clash – London Calling

This is a double album for god’s sake. A double album! Punk bands aren’t meant to release anything this long. Never Mind the Bollocks is barely 20 mins each side. There’s some rock classics on here: London Calling being the pick of the crop. Rudie Can’t Fail, Spanish Bombs, Lost in the Supermarket, The Guns … Continue reading #320 The Clash – London Calling

#301 Manu Chao – Proxima Estacion Esperanza

This is Manu Chao’s second solo album, but my first. I came across him from attending WOMAD festival in 2002, the summer after my girlfriend and I returned from our two-year round-the-world trip and were trying to recapture the freedom and joie de vivre by buying a campervan. Definitely a good move at a music … Continue reading #301 Manu Chao – Proxima Estacion Esperanza