Every Single Time Will Be Twice As Nice – Woodentops reissue

There seem to have been a lot of reissues recently, which isn’t helping me kick the record buying habit. I’m going to look at some of what I’ve been buying over the next wee while and thought I’d start with ‘Before, During, After’ – a reissue of the Woodentops back catalogue. A three CD set,…

Look A Little Closer

The Woodentops – The BBC Sessions (Renascent, 2007) At the same time as purchasing the Teardrop Explodes ‘Peel Sessions Plus’ LP, I also bought the Woodentops’ ‘The BBC Sessions’ again from the wonderful Avalanche in Edinburgh. To a large extent this is a record which illustrates the truism of Peel sessions being rawer, live takes…

Everything Breaks

At the weekend I posted a track from the Woodentops and, as ever, research unearthed some background I wasn’t aware of.

Pop Music

While replying to Ed’s comment about Talking Heads this morning, I happened to mention that I felt that that band’s latter day career was based on pop. That led me on to thinking about how, in recent years, the term pop has been misappropriated in the name of all that’s bland. Yeah, I’m thinking Pop…