Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk

I’d spent the latter half of the 70‘s listening to my sister’s records by The Doors and David Bowie so when I discovered John Peel in 1979, here was Stoke vocalist Richard Butler trying to sound like Bowie but backed up by some dark guitars and some nifty sax tooting. From 1981, Talk Talk Talk stood the tallest alongside albums by The Cramps, Echo and The Bunnymen and the Medway bands during the early years of the Inspiral Carpets.


Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

Released in February 2013, it is now old enough to be regarded as a classic album. Cave is on a roll: after the garage influenced and twisted lyrics of Dig Lazarus Dig and two excellent Grinderman long players, it was a surprise when the mellow Push The Sky Away landed. Long-time henchman guitarist Mick Harvey had gone but with Barry Adamson returning on a free transfer from Luton Town, the result is dark and mellow, with Cave on top form lyrically with his mystically tinged absurdities.

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