Remembering the legendary Hawkwind frontman and the unexpected battle to attend one of his live shows against the wishes of pompous student union heads.
Oral History: The Incomplete Story Of A Forgotten Heavy Metal Band
The odd story behind one of heavy metal’s most obscure, salacious and elusive bands.
My Mate Ollie
Proof that loveable Great British eccentrics are still very much among us.
Miles Out To Sea And The Power Pop Conundrum
Trying to define the most slippery of music trends is a fool’s game – but tracing the connections between various genres is fascinating.
1977 – The Summer Of Synthstrumentals
The birth of synth-pop and electro-disco is the true musical legacy of ’77.
The Death Of Popular Music And Youth Culture
When everything becomes the same, it all ceases to have any importance. Looking into youth culture’s sad slide into insignificance.
Remembering Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf’s music existed outside of any music genre – an already-nostalgic rock opera that has itself become part of the fabric of our collective memory.
Classic Albums Revisited: IQ’s Tales From The Lush Attic
One of the great recordings of the neo-prog age finally given the makeover that it needed.
Danger! Low Voltage – Electric Six’s Album Of Lacklustre Cover Versions
The disco-rock miscreants return with an album of other people’s songs that offers nothing new to the original versions.
Night Flight And The Residents: Duck Stab! Alive!
A new live performance by The Residents headlines the anniversary night of the legendary counter-culture cable TV strand.
The Flowers Of Passion: A Journey Into The Japanese Idol Underground
The mysterious, unexplored world of the strange and wonderful chika idol scene.
The Final Howls Of Siouxsie And The Banshees
The final four albums from the punk-goth pioneers show a band struggling to find a new direction and shake off the labels that they found reductive.