#473 Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

This was mahoosive wasn’t it? And rightly so. It feels as though little popular music since has so completely captured the zeitgeist and popular imagination as this era of Big Beat with Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx and all. It features big hooks, fat beats, and deft pilfering of a well-stocked record collection. … Continue reading #473 Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

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#80 Count Basie – Volume One

This is one of my grandfather’s jazz records, of which I have several. More of my jazz vinyl is his rather than mine, or was - it’s all mine now. He was particularly into Trad Jazz, Swing and Big Band stuff, which is what I also started listening to around the age of 13, when … Continue reading #80 Count Basie – Volume One

#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