Music Archive (176)

Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:20

Madonna – Is Pop Art

Written by Alan McGee

Madonna has always held a unique fascination for me: the myth, the legend, but not the truth. Who cares about Madonna "the person"? Her impending divorce is only of interest in terms of how she packages it into the Madonna Myth.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:19

Lennon Lives On – Sean Lennon

Written by Alan McGee
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Sean Lennon is the most underrated musical talent on the planet. I never liked his first album, so when I was down seeing Noiselab  2007 in Mexico and this beautiful sad/happy music came on I asked who it was. When I heard it was Sean I had to re-evaluate my opinion.
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:18

Damon Albarn - A Musical Pioneer

Written by Alan McGee
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When Blur first emerged, Damon Albarn seemed to me little more than a quirky songwriter among Britpop's grey and repetitious ranks. Over the years, however, my perception of him has changed considerably. Now, I rate him alongside Ray Davies and Elvis Costello as one of England's great, unpredictable songwriters.
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:16

Kraftwerk - In Praise Of The Electronic Beatles

Written by Alan McGee
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Anticipation for the forthcoming Kraftwerk box set, The Catalogue, is understandably high. C'mon, it's Kraftwerk! In electronic music, they hold the same status and influence as the Beatles, creating a new vocabulary for artists to experiment with.
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:15

Cherrystones - The Undiscovered Magic

Written by Alan McGee
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I've recently returned from a three-week stint in New York. When I'm there, I often get stopped by Creation fans who want to discuss their favourite musical heros and find out the "real story" behind them. But during this recent trip, I've been asked more than a few times about Gareth Goddard, aka Cherrystones, aka Godsy.
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