CRYSTAL AXIS.

I have to credit this month’s issue (July 2019) of Wire magazine for prompting me to include this little piece. There is absolutely no reason why I or anybody should be surprised at the fact that punk, and metal music are popular in Africa. But it seems the case that I / we, are indeed… Continue Reading


BIG STICK.

To celebrate the impending release of their ‘comeback’ album, though technically, they were never really ‘away,’ I’ve posted a couple of old videos from this tremendously under-rated band on the ARTROCK page. (If I say that BIG STICK were favourites of the much missed John Peel, that’ll convince you to check them out, yeah?)


UNCOVERING MY TRACKS ((Part #3)

Alice Banned. My tastes were changing. Maturing, some would say. But the kid in the 1971 me still found it tough to be weaned off the bubblegum and sugary Pop hits of the day. As a family, we’d been our first foreign holiday the previous year. To Spain, it was. And being played to death… Continue Reading


UNCOVERING MY TRACKS (Part #2)

Sweet, Sweet Music. In truth, it was the cartoon more than the music that commanded my attention of The Beatles and ‘Yellow Submarine.’ I was to remain blissfully unaffected by the hype surrounding the Fab Four for many more years. Indeed, even now, I don’t quite ‘get’ them. I know that amounts to something like… Continue Reading