The mod revival was a music genre and subculture that started in England in 1978 and later spread to other countries although to a lesser degree.
The revival’s mainstream popularity was relatively short, although its influence has lasted for decades.
It was partly inspired by the 1979 film Quadrophenia (music composed by The Who) and by mod-influenced bands such as The Jam, Secret Affair, Purple Hearts and The Chords
There was also the influence of course from legends like The Who and The Small Faces who some bands tried to imitate not only in look but also sound. Continue reading
I’m very excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to have a new show on Sine FM, a radio station based in Doncaster, England.
Who are Sine FM?
Sine FM is an award winning Doncaster radio station and has over 70 presenters who offer an array of different shows every day.
To support the station of course you can listen to their shows and also follow them through social media on their Facebook Group or Twitter. Continue reading
The British Music Invasion was probably one of or possibly the most important eras in British music history. There were so many influential bands that literally invaded America in the 1960’s and we are going to be looking at some of them in this post. Continue reading
Being a Scot I thought it would be appropriate for me to cover some Scottish bands on my blog.
The tracks in this post aren’t all obvious choices in fact there might even be a couple that you don’t know. I guess you could call them hidden classics. I am a huge fan of Bond films so we have a Bond theme song. We also have a Punk Rock band with a guitarist who would later front one of Scotland’s most loved bands. Continue reading
For this post I wanted to share some of the songs that I never get bored of listening to. everybody has a list like this whether it’s because the songs have a special meaning or perhaps they remind you of a particular time. Continue reading
We all remember the big hits but of course when we bought singles there were at least two songs that we could listen to. The often forgotten ‘B’ side was sometimes a great song in it’s own right. For this list of songs I decided to search out the ‘B’ sides of some of our favorite ‘A’ sides. Continue reading
I was recently asked by a client how to view the subscribers on your YouTube Channel so I decided to make a short video about it.
Here are the steps to view your YouTube subscribers; Continue reading
Good or bad I genuinely liked and like all the songs in today’s playlist and some I have quite an attachment to.
I have mentioned in previous posts about how some songs just stay with you and it doesn’t matter when you last heard them. Time almost stands still because you remember the words, the band members or the moment when you first heard the song. Continue reading
As well as music I am also a great fan of film. I enjoy listening to film soundtracks, because of this I sometimes find myself listening to music I usually wouldn’t listen to just because it’s on a soundtrack of a film I like.
I have an interesting question for you in this post. “Did the film make the song or the song make the film?” Ask that question when you hear/read about the songs from today’s list. Continue reading
The women in British music have created some of the most outstanding and unique music.
I want to look at a synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex first called Yazoo but known as Yaz in America. I really like the voice of Alison Moyet and Yazoo were of great importance. The other part of the duo was the amazing Vince Clark. Continue reading