“Music should never be harmless.” (Robbie Robertson)
The other day I basically ransacked the various online stores I frequent, hunting for special offers. January and February are my busiest shopping months, simply because the various stores do their spring cleaning early, throwing out their stock to make space for the new year’s upcoming releases. These past years, a pattern began to emerge: January is clearance sale around the globe and end January and beginning February, at times, is extra clearing sale, getting rid of the stuff that wasn’t sold the weeks before.
So, I was clicking my way around the globe and I came across a name that I hadn’t heard for quite some years, UFO. It should come as no surprise to you regular readers that I decided to jump on this one, especially since it cost the equivalent of about two dollars (good for me, perhaps not good for the band, although the record label probably sold the copies at a fixed price). Continue Reading →
Most people outside of Europe don’t get it and now that I think of it, most people in Europe don’t get it either, but those who do probably feel like members of some sort of secret society or cult, forced into the underground by ignoramuses that jump at every chance to trash one of my favorite bands, Status Quo.
I’ve learned not to excuse my loyality towards a band that’s definitely had its ups and downs, I’ve stopped trying to explain the merits of their no-nonsense heads down 12-bar boogie to people who just don’t know how to boogie, and I’ve given up entirely on Americans who don’t even understand the concept of status quo … not to speak of the one in music. Continue Reading →