A big, big record for me in my seminal, pre-and-peri-teenager years where musical parameters were starting to be bordered by an assortment of British metal and glam rock.
Today we lost another musical legend in Pete Shelley. While The Buzzcocks weren’t directly on my own personal radar his influence on British and American music is without question.
The rich, multi-layered orchestration and punchy production fills up every space of my room - there's no compression here my friends!
These were strange days indeed! If you haven't already listened to Cocteau Twins you won't ever be ready to listen to Cocteau Twins. End of story.
This is simply jam packed with the most inventive and genre-jumping music to ever grace a single album. Finally tracked down in non-physical format, it sounds impossible.
Richard H Kirk, of Cabaret Voltaire fame, is the cat's bollocks on this. However, it’s the thing of nightmares.
In many ways I don't want others to discover this - one can get quite possessive.
An extraordinary cacophony of found sounds, electronic flurries, very clever cut-up and funky bass lines. It still remains untouchable for sheer audacity and originality.
I watched the first episode of the latest Twin Peaks "Limited Event Series" last night. OMG! It is way, way beyond what I expected.
It's a mixed bag, 60 tracks over 3 discs, but there's a good portion of the good, the weird and the unbearable.
List your favourite gigs of all time. Try to include as much information as you can but most importantly include Date and Venue.
List the single most disappointing gig you ever went to.
List the loudest gig you ever went to.
List 10 bands or singers you don't like.
Homework assignment for September 2016. List your top 20 favourite bands of all time
Share your ideas for future Shut Up And Listen sessions.