You’re My Curse

To feed the continuing interest in James King, here’s a track from the debut JK&TLW single. This is a record I came to late since I got this and another single ‘Back From The Dead’ several years after the fact – some time in the late 80s. Both were actually sold to me at a…

State of the Nation

Given that my recent posts have been about non-LP singles from the 80’s the death of Factory founder Tony Wilson at the end of last week was a horrible coincidence given that I was thinking about covering New Order. Other people are much better qualified to talk about the man than I am but the…

The Terror

There’s been no book reviews in recent weeks because I’ve been tackling a monster – in more ways than one. ‘The Terror’ by Dan Simmons is a weighty 750+ pages but it’s taken me far less time to read than I expected. It’s a fictionalised account of the lost polar expedition of Sir John Franklin…

Ratings Stunt

In a blatant attempt to grab some traffic, I thought I’d continue the series of non-LP singles from the 80s with the world’s biggest band. I’ll admit it – I really liked U2 in the early part of their career. I used to hold both ‘Boy’ and ‘October’ in really high regard. But the last…

Bunny Betweens

Writing this short series of pieces on non-LP singles has brought home just how few established bands do this sort of thing these days. Almost exclusively non-LPs now seem to be trailers for greatest hits collections. Which is a bad thing because twenty odd years ago though they were things that happened regularly. In their…