#1116 The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack

My first introduction to Rocky Horror was hearing a friend of a friend recite Frank N. Furter’s "come up to the lab" speech as if it was a Shakespearean soliloquy as part of his A level Drama Studies exam. I loved it, without understanding the context or having heard the music. I must have seen … Continue reading #1116 The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack

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#196 David Bowie – Pin Ups

I started listening to this on my iPhone with headphones on the tube, which without doubt is the worst place ever to attempt to listen to music. Particularly at rush hour on the Central line. So I’m hoping I can be forgiven for not even recognising this as Bowie singing for the first 30 seconds. … Continue reading #196 David Bowie – Pin Ups

#923 Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals

Ocean Colour Scene are so not cool. It’s become cool to diss them, and that was even at the time of their brief shot of fame shortly after the ridiculous media-manipulated Blur v Oasis battle. I love the fact this this rocked up on the randometer on the 1st day of the new year. Random … Continue reading #923 Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals

#1518 Brian Wilson – Presents Smile

Wilson’s labour of love, begun with the Beach Boys in 1966 but only fully realised and finally released in 2004, is an interesting affair. It sounds beautiful, on the surface, but there’s not much depth below that. But then the Beach Boys were never about depth, they were masters of shiny happy tunes, catchy choruses … Continue reading #1518 Brian Wilson – Presents Smile

#69 Barbarella – Original Soundtrack Recording

This LP was a birthday present a few years back from the good friend who also gifted me the Jacco Gardner LP. He is king of the pysch-freaky-underground-soundtrack-weird- kitsch-camp camp, and Barbarella fits as snugly as Jane Fonda’s knee-high boots into that category. Like most soundtrack albums, the music usually works better when listened to … Continue reading #69 Barbarella – Original Soundtrack Recording

#528 Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities

This LP was a birthday present from a lovely long-time friend of mine, who has an enormous record collection, is a part-time DJ and professional musician and full-time Dude and has far far more knowledge of the more esoteric corners of the musical world than anyone I’ve heard of, let alone actually know. He’s turned … Continue reading #528 Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities