Monthly Archives: September 2019

BE-BOP DELUXE Revisit “Modern Music”

September 20, 2019

1976 saw BE-BOP DELUXE ride high: after proved to be successful, Bill Nelson and his band were determined to make hay, and that album’s successor “Modern Music” saw the light of day a mere seven months after their third LP. … Continue reading

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Interview with Brian Auger

September 20, 2019

Pushing boundaries while remaining faithful to tradition is what Brian Auger does. Even now, at 80. And he’s still having fun doing it. We spoke shortly before the artist’s four-score anniversary, prior to his show that might blow the roof … Continue reading

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THE BRIAN AUGER PIANO TRIO – Full Circle: Live At Bogies

September 20, 2019

Freestyle 2018 In the intimate black and white: elder statesman of rocking organ serves up simple yet sophisticated delights. He started out as a pure piano player who led a jazz trio back in the ’60s, but found fame, if … Continue reading

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IQ – Resistance

September 19, 2019

Giant Electric Pea 2019 With independence as the best defense, venerate neo-proggers look for a way to break direction. Once upon a time IQ recorded a piece titled “N.T.O.C. (Resistance)” that reeked of surrender, so a quarter-century of gradual descent … Continue reading

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PAUL YOUNG & The Royal Family – Live At Rockpalast 1985

September 18, 2019

MiG 2019 Riding on the strength of his two Number One albums, British heartthrob rocks Germany. As far as chart success goes, not a lot of artists could fly as high as Paul Young did in the mid-’80s when he … Continue reading

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