Growing old disgracefully, having a ball, enjoying each other’s company and finding fulfilment from music
Spectacularly pleasing noise
Her life was saved by rock’n’roll
It’s not country. It’s not soul. It’s not indie. It must be indie-country-soul.
Dreaming doesn’t have copyright
A record of hurt, healing and hope written by Mary Gauthier with service members and spouses
Ethereal and operatic vocals playing over a guitar sound which prioritises effects over melodies
There have been eleven different versions of “Get Back” released.
“Karen Dalton understood the blues better than the folk milieu she was hanging out with”
Britains greatest folk band mix humour and pathos
Dread and despondency
Mopping up the non-album songs from the world’s best band.
“We want to sound authentic and real”
“I’ve got a big voice. I’m loud. I’m learning how to sing quiet”
Procol Harum’s finest hour was “A Salty Dog”. Discuss.
“I was talking. I was shouting. Listen. Please don’t turn away”
In the 1970 Underground scene, everything is connected.
Mickie Most said ‘All that wangy-yangy Hendrix stuff is history’. I said ‘No it ain’t, pal. Not as far as I’m concerned.’
Songs that open a window to our souls
“Even in this horrific atmosphere, there can still be a lot of musical activity going on”
Suzy Quatro’s future husband, a group managed by The Kray Twins and the singer of “Grocer Jack”
Replete with sonic diversity
This is not the best of Van Morrison
There ain’t no peace for an angry young man.
In which Dan Stuart unlocks the cellar door of the American psyche, revealing the violence that dwells within each and every one of us.
“As I walked down by the riverside, one evening in the spring, heard a long song gone from days gone by”
What do King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Van Der Graaf Generator, Elton John, Brinsley Schwarz, Strawbs, Lindisfarne, Rare Bird, Affinity and Tudor Lodge have in common?
“I go to songs to make my internal world work better”
Only available on vinyl
A musically fabulous and lyrically compelling album.
An album of beauty, sophistication and intelligence.
How important is the running order of an album?
The gap between progressive rock music and prog rock is similar to the gap between a raconteur and a pub bore. This is classic progressive rock.
Pages from True Love Stories
“I try and make an album that is unique. To try and make an album that is outside the period in which it’s written or recorded”
The Beatles second live album
“Mother country. I do love you.”
The second of three albums that Fairport Convention released in 1969.
Thinking about “Everyman”
Hauntological music is an out of date concept
The legacy of Sandy Denny
There’s no costume
An artistic genius communing with a higher power.
Our body is a vessel for our soul
Transcendental moments of rebirth.
25 000 000 copies sold
“He went from being sort of a bum to all of a sudden making a record.”
Four years before Trump got elected, Anais Mitchell worries that no one can be trusted to care for America.
Music for people that own a CD player