March 2013

Tracks Catherine Wheel – Crank Share Last but not necessarily least, and first on my list of bands seen live, here’s Catherine Wheel, with Rob Dickinson (cousin of Iron Maiden’s Bruce) leading it out in … >>
Tracks The Boo Radleys – Wish I Was Skinny Share Enough 1990s already! Well, nearly enough. There’s just time for me to include tracks from the first bands I ever saw play live. First up, it’s The Boo Radleys … >>
Tracks Teenage Fanclub – Radio Teenage Fanclub spent 1993 being a generally brilliant collective song-writing animal, mostly living out their Big Star revival fantasies, only dialling it up occasionally. Like here, for instance. >>
Tracks New Order – Regret Share It occurred to me recently that as much as I like New Order, I never actually seem to listen to them. Odd. And just now, I thought for a … >>
Tracks The Smashing Pumpkins – Rocket Share Even on an album that included Cherub Rock, surely this was always Siamese Dream’s killer track.
Tracks The Cranberries – Linger Share I’m well aware that "I was there first" musical boasts are empty glories at best, but for the record (heh) I bought this the first time around, when it … >>
Tracks Blur – Sunday Sunday Share Reading wikipedia and allmusic.com today you’d be forgiven for thinking that everyone was in thrall to the album’s charms, but that’s not my recollection at all. Some people quite … >>
Playlists October 2013: Back to the 90s. Again. Share
Tracks Dodgy – Water Under The Bridge Share The Dodgy Album was a favourite of mine during the spring and summer of 1993. For all the britpop and 60s revivalist revisionist nonsense that gets spouted about some … >>
Tracks Frank Black – Hang On To Your Ego Share No more Pixies - Boo! Black Francis going solo - yay! And he’s calling himself Frank Black and covering The Beach Boys... wha? Actually Frank Black’s self-titled debut is … >>
Tracks Pulp – Razzmatazz Share Over on the BBC Radio 6 Music FB page someone’s been busy this evening updating something that calls itself “Steve Lamacq's Britpop Timeline” with entries from March 1993. Don’t … >>
Tracks The Auteurs – Show Girl Share On one visit to Revolution Records I ask for a quick listen of New Wave, the debut album from The Auteurs. I’m hooked after 25 seconds of opening track … >>