Category Archives: Music – Have You Heard?

Have you Heard?- (80) “The Sound of Crying” by Prefab Sprout

I don’t know if you’ll all know Prefab Sprout. They are an English band, who shone brightest in the 1980s, led by singer and all-round musician Paddy McAloon. They were indie I guess, but with a touch of Steely Dan … Continue reading

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Have you Heard? – (79) “Ear to the Door” by Blue House

I’ve got a new favourite song – one of those I just can’t stop playing. And it doesn’t rock! It chugs along in a Velvet Underground fashion. It isn’t dead sad either; instead it’s a wistful reflection on a break … Continue reading

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Have you heard? – (78) “Fading Lines” by Amber Arcades

This is my new favourite album. There are five tracks I absolutely love; and the rest is good too. I had never heard of the band until I went to the End of the Road festival at the start of … Continue reading

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Have you Heard? – (77) The latest from James Blake and Frank Ocean

I’m talking about “The Colour in Anything” by James Blake and “Blonde” by Frank Ocean. I’ve been meaning to review James Blake’s “The Colour in Anything” for ages. It came out in May, at about the same time as Radiohead’s … Continue reading

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Have you Heard? – (75) “Where Boys Fear to Tread’ by Smashing Pumpkins

I’m on the tube, coming back from a few beers with my good friend Paul D. Music a big topic of conversation through the evening. He is a massive fan of Neil Young, Grateful Dead and Americana, as well as … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (74) “A Moon Shaped Pool” by Radiohead

  A week or so ago I downloaded three albums that I felt would transform the music of 2016 so far: PJ Harvey’s “The Hope Six Demolition Project”, James Blake’s “The Colour in Anything” and, the big one, Radiohead’s “A … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (73) Dexy’s Midnight Runners

As I went through my book “I Was There – A Musical Journey” for, I think, the fifth time, having edited out all the quotes, I was mostly checking for typos and infelicitous grammar. But, as I read the bit … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (72) Erohs Shore

So, just to to say that one of my blog followers, Resa, put me on to this band, and her partner is involved. But as you’ll know, if you follow this blog, I only write about music I like, and … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (71) “I’m on Fire” by Lindi Ortega, The Staves and, of course, Bruce

This post is inspired by prospect of the Lindi Ortega concert which I’m going to, in Brighton, next week. Can’t make her London show because I’m seeing Massive Attack the same night, and I bought those tickets a long time … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (70) “Light on our Limbs” by Daisy Vaughan

So we had one beautiful album earlier this week with Astrid Williamson – this is even better! I first heard Daisy Vaughan on Marc Riley (BBC 6 Music) back in September. The track was “Earth, Let Me In”. I thought, … Continue reading

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