Vintage music and beat content throughout history and the music archives.
- Top Story - December 2023
Goodby Shane MacGowan
Introduction Today, 30th November 2023, it was announced that Shane MacGowan, former lead singer with the Pogues had died.
That was embarrassing
The party was in full swing, the music pulsating through the air, and laughter echoing off the walls. It was one of those lively gatherings where people from all walks of life converged for a night of celebration. Little did I know, this night would etch a memory in my mind under the category of "That was embarrassing."
- Top Story - November 2023
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Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii
Pink Floyd gathered in the amphitheater in the ruins of Pompeii in 1972 to film one of the greatest concert films and documentaries of a rock group of the psychedelic era. Set amid the ruins of the devastated ancient city, the camera slides up and down, panning left and right over the painted frescoes and grim mosaics that document the lives and loves of ancient people, providing a sort of glimpse into the fate of beings cut short through the sheer absurdity of catastrophic misfortune. Out of the mercurial swamp of the lave flow of Vesuvius, we have the stuff from which is born, from the burbling earth, a new and more magnificent ruin for which time will still have no pity, no mercy, or no remorse.
Analog And Digital
Introduction I've been seeing the Marc Jacobs advert for "Daisy" or something, and the soundtrack uses "Cheree" from the debut album by the band Suicide's debut album from 1977.
- Top Story - November 2023
That Was Then But This Is Now
Introduction This is for Phil Flannery's Musical Challenge in VSS which you can read about below. The prompt is: I have written this as a challenge for the Vocal Social Society. Feel free to share the songs that you loved as a child but were unaware of their meaning until much later.
A Playlist Of My Birthday Number Ones
Introduction I was born in 1957 and the number one single at the time was the awful "Diana" by Paul Anka. Either side of that was "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley and "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, both brilliant records but we have to start with that awful dirge.
The Rolling Stones Rock the World with a New Album .
Introduction The Rolling Stones, one of the most iconic rock bands in the world, have once again proven that they are timeless legends with the release of their new album and the announcement of an upcoming tour. With a career spanning over six decades, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts (may he rest in peace) continue to captivate audiences worldwide. In this article, we'll delve into the details of their latest album and tour, as well as the passionate reactions of their dedicated fan base.
Halloween is a time for soaping cars, vandalizing your neighbor's house with toilet paper rolls, playing with Ouija Boards, trespassing into graveyards at night, and who knows? maybe committing mass human sacrifice at some hitherto undisclosed location run by a drug cartel in Buenos Aires and presided over by a huge, skulking, black-clad woman named Juanita. It's all fun and games until someone loses a soul.
- Top Story - October 2023
Heavy Metal Cheese
Yeah, heavy metal is dark, spooky, and undeniably the TOOL OF SATAN to ensnare young people and get them to grow their hair out, wear denim vests, and not bathe as frequently as they once did. Some metal, however, not having got the memo from Central Casting, goes above and beyond the call of duty, taking the infernal into the realm of the comical.
OF LIMBO Announces Tour With Faster Pussycat
Hotly tipped rockers OF LIMBO are cranking up the van and heading out for a fall tour with Faster Pussycat in support of their latest release “California Demon” – Tour dates below.
Introduction The concept of this came to mind and thought it would be a fun thing to do before I disappear to Whitby. It also makes me feel a little like the Count from Sesame Street and then between him and Whitby, you start to think Dracula, or I do.