It may seem obnoxiously eclectic to followup a post on early Pink Floyd leader Syd Barrett‘s best songs with coverage … Continue Reading Favourite Five: Best Charli XCX Songs
B-sides are a relatively rare commodity for progressive rock bands. They often refused to stoop to the level of those … Continue Reading Great B-sides: Twilight Alehouse by Genesis
Happy Valentines day (it’s already February 14 in New Zealand). Congratulations to hanspostcard from https://slicethelife.com/, who high scored with 27/30 … Continue Reading Music Quiz: Jump, Run, or Walk
When people talk about wasted potential in rock and roll, it’s usually premature deaths like Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, or … Continue Reading Ten of the Best: Syd Barrett songs
Remember the 1990s, when physical albums sold by the truckload? Manchester band Oasis had their second album, (What’s the Story) … Continue Reading Great B-sides: The Masterplan by Oasis
Last week’s quiz had a couple of tough questions, especially Temple of the Dog. Congratulations to the 1990s kids (mostly), … Continue Reading Music Quiz: The Day The Music Died
Some musical careers revolve around doing one thing expertly – Billie Holiday sang, Burt Bacharach wrote songs. Other musical careers … Continue Reading Ten Favourite Multi-Talented Musicians
In hindsight, The Flirtations’ best known song, ‘Nothing But A Heartache’, sounds like a girl group classic from the early … Continue Reading Great B-sides: How Can You Tell Me? by The Flirtations
Congratulations to Chris, Geoff, Murphy’s Law, and Tony, who all scored 22/22 in last week’s quiz, with Tony logging the … Continue Reading Music Quiz: Music News That Rocks
One goal for this blog this year is to engage with new music more regularly, and I’m planning to feature … Continue Reading New Music Review: The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
Last week’s great b-side was a 1980s college rock band with folk-rock inclinations covering a folkie from the previous generation … Continue Reading Great B-Sides: Wall of Death by R.E.M.
It’s school holidays, and there’s been less time than usual to listen to music as my two daughters have commandeered … Continue Reading Mary Poppins: which movie had better songs?
Congratulations to last week’s entrants – all reported scores were 100%, with the fastest times from Tony, Rich, Murphy’s Law, … Continue Reading Music Quiz: The Struggle is Real
I recently wrapped up reviewing more than twenty Bob Dylan records with a quick look at the 2007 soundtrack to … Continue Reading Favourite Five: Songs from I’m Not There
Folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs often recorded covers for their b-sides; a smart move, as they showcased how cool their record … Continue Reading Great B-Sides: Hello in There by 10,000 Maniacs
Congratulations to perennial champions Rich and Tony, who both scored 30/30 in last week’s Famous People in Lyrics Challenge. You … Continue Reading Music Quiz: Bands That Shouldn’t Play Together