LIVE AT THE SPICE

AS well as being a listed building, THE SPICE OF LIFE also has an esteemed musical heritage. In the 1960’s and 1970’s The Scots Hoose (as it was then called) was a popular venue for folk musicians where many of the greats including, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Bert Jansch, The Strawbs and Sandy…

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

WRITTEN in his own unmistakable voice, this is a frank and fascinating account of a geezer’s life in the music business. Jah Wobble begins by offering the most authentic insider’s account of the beginning of punk rock yet written, but there’s much more to him than that. His is an eventful life, as the celebrated…

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MARKHAM’S ‘DESERT ISLAND DISC’

I’M a massive procrastinator and so decisiveness is not my strongest point. Choosing an album to take to a desert island? Well, that’s going to cause me some problems. I was born in the mid-1950s and grew up with all the fine music from the 1960s and early 1970s. I was around when the Beatles…

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND?

AVAILABLE now to pre-order via their Bandcamp site – the self-titled debut album from GABRIEL’S DAWN. Calling forth – and dripping with images – of West Coast beaches, endless summer days and caught on the breeze scents of citrus and apple blossom, their sound unmistakably has its origins in the 60’s, but is undoubtedly heading…

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BOOK OF THE WEEK: “It may seem flashy, but the rock business is a dirty business full stop.”

LONG acclaimed as a classic fly-on-the-wall memoir, Diary of a Rock’n’roll Star is Ian Hunter’s candid account of Mott the Hoople’s five-week American tour in November and December of 1972. In the diary, the first ever rock autobiography, Hunter strips away the glittering façade of the rock star’s lifestyle and introduces readers to the reality…

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LIVE AT THE SPICE

AS well as being a listed building, THE SPICE OF LIFE also has an esteemed musical heritage. In the 1960’s and 1970’s The Scots Hoose (as it was then called) was a popular venue for folk musicians, and saw many greats of the time including, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Bert Jansch, The Strawbs…

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NICK HUDSON’S ‘DESERT ISLAND DISC’

LET’S preface this by stating that the notion of being consigned to a desert island sits very comfortably with me – I’m a fan of solitude; I seek it out, require it in abundance.  So I’m unfairly advantaged re: the assigned task.  The other thing is, though, that I also rather like silence.  I think…

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND?

ALBUM OF THE YEAR? Probably IT’S a beautiful, terrifying journey to the edge of lunacy and beyond – and I very much doubt there’s a better album released this year. The solo project of Michigan’s Kyle Breidenfield, ‘AS PARTICLES COLLIDE’ today unveil their second album, ‘The Crimson Black.’ Breidenfield began his project in 2018 after…

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BOOK OF THE WEEK: ‘From James Bond to The Beatles and Beyond.’

VIC FLICK’S connection with the films in the James Bond series is legend. His guitar sound on the ‘James Bond Theme’ stirred the hearts and imaginations of a generation. He knew the music industry from the inside, including the good and the bad business practices, the money, the agents, the managers. From The Beatles to…

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‘Yana’s’ Desert Island Album

TO choose one album to take with you to a desert island seems like an almost impossible task. Especially for somebody like myself who loves music more than anything. I narrowed the selection down to a few key albums I keep going back to and finally chose the one: Sunshowers by J Eoin. J Eoin…

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