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Not Forgotten: Warren Zevon

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Not Forgotten: Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix

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Not Forgotten: Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel [3]

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Drums and Wires has much more to offer than just XTC’s breakthrough hit single

In Through the Out Door was no disaster, but you can’t help escape the feeling that it was just the start of something new for the band.

Creedence Clearwater Revival were a band out of time in 1969. Releasing albums of late 60s durability to a late 50s schedule, you might expect their albums of this period to be little more than their latest single, a few covers, and a whole load of filler. Reality is that all three of the albums CCR …

It was only last month that Backseat Mafia reviewed the great new album from David Berman’s Purple Mountains project, saying it was: a beautiful album from beginning to end – a bleak vignette of some mid-western USA existence leavened by a twisted sense of humour, a sweet acceptance of the bitterness of a worn out …

When the Under the Covers collaboration between power pop veteran Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles fame was announced, there must have been a fair bit of head scratching from fans of one but not necessarily the other. Then you hear their voices together and it makes absolute sense. Hoffs, despite her Paisley …

I still remember the level of disappointment I experienced when I first heard Blueberry Boat. Fiery Furnaces debut, Gallowsbird’s Bark, is for my money, one of the best debut albums of the last two decades. A thrillingly shakey series of travelogue sketches recorded in a lo-fi manner, propelled by tumbling pianos, nicely rhythmic guitars and …

While concept albums about cricket may not be the most obvious career move, The Duckworth Lewis Method seemed to be just the project that The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon and Pugwash’s Thomas Walsh needed at that point in their respective careers. While Divine Comedy had enjoyed their commercial heyday as the 20th Century closed, their …

Bless him, for all his tantrums (and tiara’s), Elton John has enjoyed a career reassessment over the last two decades to the point where he’s now arguably as popular as he’s ever been since the mid 70s. Perhaps more crucially, Elton understands and agrees that his 1970-1975 work is his most popular material, and does …

Sparks aren’t just any old pop band. Formed by brothers Ron and Russell Mael, the former child models were just too weird for the macho chest-beating alpha male loving American rock scene of the 70s, Sparks have always enjoyed far greater success in Europe. Following some tentative steps as Halfnelson, the brothers would form Sparks …

Fans of the band cannot help but have noticed the ongoing Jethro Tull reissue campaign, where the band’s classic albums are being released as remasters overseen by Steven Wilson, with a whole bundle of extras in deluxe boxed set form. If you’re the type of fan who has to own each of these boxed sets, …