UNCOVERING MY TRACKS (Part #4)

Heavy Rotation. It wouldn’t be too long to wait before my first gig – only another four months or so, in March 1973. But in the meantime, my Alice Cooper LP ‘Love it to Death‘) was being played to death in my bedroom. It whetted my appetite for more ‘heavy rock.’ In late 1972, however,… Continue Reading


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


UNCOVERING MY TRACKS (Part #1)

Apple Tree Awakening. Do you recall the precise moment you became aware of music? Not the nursery rhyme type stuff your exasperated parents would sing as you lay in your cot, determined to make them regret that rainy, alcohol infused weekend at the B&B in Rhyl some twenty-seven months previous. No – real music. The… Continue Reading