Fans of unusual pop music, art rock provocateurs Sparks and Franz Ferdinand first met ten years ago. The promise to work together led to the recording of a full-length album called “FFS”, and, as Chris Cottingham from NME found out, it gave a lot of new strength to both groups.
Just think, because nothing would have happened if Alex Kapranos had not broken his tooth. In 2013, the 43-year-old frontman Franz Ferdinand was on tour in Uruguay with the group when he was unsuccessful and Kapranos did not dare to entrust himself to the local health care system. The next stop was San Francisco, where manager Franz Ferdinand had an appointment with dentist Huey Lewis. Yes, Huey Lewis from the 1980s pop rockers Huey Lewis And The News. It looked like his toothbrush was the Continue reading
There is no place on the planet where rock music is more exposed to blues than in the UK. Two Irish had the greatest influence on her. The two first non-African-American performers to convey the true spirit of blues were Van Morisson with his voice and Rory Gallagher with his guitar.
Like in blues and in Irish music, the song is played for a reason: it always has an emotional story behind it. Not a single instrument pushes it like an electric guitar. And not a single bluesman on the British stage played his instrument so impulsively and naturally, so harshly and at the same time as tenderly as Rory Gallagher. Throughout his life, he felt best at the small stages of smoky Irish bars.
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It has been eleven years since the death of the legendary British radio presenter and disc jockey John Peale, but so far no one has been able to compare with such a talent.
To this day, everyone really lacks Peel’s constant curiosity, his authoritative point of view, and sweet quirks. John Peel, who died in October 2004, shaped the tastes of several generations of fans of good music.
He showed the world hippies who listened to his program, The Perfumed Garden, broadcast from midnight to two in the morning during the Love Summer at the pirate station Radio London. To the psychedelic sounds of love, Peel watched in California how great new bands were emerging, such as the Continue reading