Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells”

Tweet Englishman Mike Oldfield released “Tubular Bells” in 1973 – the album was the first venture of Richard Branson’s new record label Virgin Records. The instrumental achieved particular fame when it was used as the theme of the movie “The Exorcist”. The album “Tubular Bells”, on which Mike Oldfield played over twenty different instruments, quickly […]

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Roxy Music – “Virginia Plain”, “If There Is Something”, “Psalm”, “Pyjamarama”, “Love Is The Drug”, “Both Ends Burning”, “Still Falls The Rain”, “Dance Away”, “Over You”, “Oh Yeah”, “Same Old Scene”, “Jealous Guy”, “More Than This” And “Avalon”

Tweet With Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music I’m never sure where to start, there’s so much, and I keep discovering more. I mainly know some of their songs from the late Seventies and early Eighties, but I’ve also taken some of their work from the early Seventies here. In the early years Brian Eno was […]

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Gary Numan – “Cars”

Tweet At the very end of the Seventies, late 1979, I remember Englishman Gary Numan singing “Cars”, from his album “The Pleasure Principle”. In fact, whenever I hear it or think of Gary Numan or “Cars”, it reminds me of being in not a car but a Transit van, at 4 o’clock in the morning. […]

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Steely Dan – “Do It Again”, “Reelin’ In The Years”, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” “Pretzel Logic”, “Haitian Divorce” and “Hey Nineteen”

Tweet In the early Seventies a band from New York (really a duo, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, with additional musicians) called Steely Dan began having a series of hits, such as “Do It Again”, “Reelin’ In The Years” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”. At the end of the decade, or easing into the […]

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Klaatu – “Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft”, “Sub Rosa Subway”, “Doctor Marvello”, “California Jam” and “True Life Hero”

Tweet I think it must have been about 1976 or 1977 when I bought an album by a Canadian band called Klaatu with, among others, the track “Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft” (which was covered by The Carpenters soon after it came out). It was rumoured that this was actually the Beatles in disguise, so […]

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