Monthly Archives: May 2011

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | The Boatman’s Call – 1997

A man and his band, barely in control of their instruments and themselves, find a quiet place of sorrow. I, on the other hand… “I don’t believe in an interventionist God But I know, darling, that you do” I had … Continue reading

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The Monkees | Headquarters – 1967

The beginnings of a strange self awareness Despite friendships with John Lennon and Frank Zappa, and having Jimi Hendrix their opening act on tour, the Monkees seek credibility. “Hey hey we are the Monkees, you know we aim to please. … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley | Elvis is back – 1960

Who is he and where has he been? I was one year old and the family was moving from Adelaide. My father was striking out away from his father, to make his own life in Melbourne. Maybe he was striking … Continue reading

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Sinead O’Connor | I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got – 1990

I began the year with a restaurant in Eastwood, by the end I’d lived in Japan, partied in Munich, & the West was heading to war in the Gulf This was a busy year for me and for the world. … Continue reading

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Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life – 1976

A beginning and an end – ahh, school days – I wish This review may tend to ramble and be wordy, it is from a time where my memory begins to deteriorate. There is a theory that the most memorable and influential music … Continue reading

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