We all have our personal ‘golden era’ of music; the years that produced our ‘go to’ playlists of today. The music that brings back so many memories.

For me, the decades of the ’60s and ’70s are so very special. The variety and diversification of sounds from 1960 to 1980 is staggering. Most of it was to my liking, though some, it has to be said, was total pants. (By process of elimination from reading other pages on this blog, you should be able to deduce the genres I’m referring to.)

Equally though, as music continuously reinvents itself, fresh sounds emerge all the time to excite us. Perhaps some of it is simply a variation on a theme, but inspiration must be derived from somewhere.

All of which has resulted in a slight change in direction for the blog.

Initially, it was intended to focus only on my own ‘golden era.’ However, after fifteen years of highlighting new music, LOUD HORIZON certainly has a foot in the camps of both the ‘old’ and the ‘new’; the past and the present.

So, rather than commenting solely on the underplayed, the underpaid and underrated bands of the ’60s & ’70s, LOUD HORIZON will welcome submissions for bands that fall into the categories listed on the ‘About’ and ‘Contact’ pages.

I hope enjoy your trip into the past …. and future of music, with LOUD HORIZON.


Reviews & Comment: Punk,, Psychedelic, Psych, Rock, Reggae, 60s Garage, Mod, Blues & Freakbeat.