Tagged: Music

The Ramones - They all had the same surname...but they weren't brothers. 0

The Year Punk Broke

I’ll get straight to the year in question. It was 1991 and according to the title above quoting a rockumentary film of the same name, this series of European concerts by a group of...

Break out the Cow Shorts, the Big Day Out is in town! 0

The Big Day Out Returns…Again

In January 1994 I embarked on an outing with a group of friends. I don’t think any of us knew what we were in for on that day. We knew we were going to...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) 0

Asimbonanga

I’ve never felt that growing up in New Zealand distanced me from affairs of an international nature. When the Apartheid-era was near an end and Nelson  Mandela still imprisoned, the political system in South...

U2 - Only two US number one singles. 0

Knocking The Bastard Off

We did it! We knocked the bastard off! Not me. Not you. But ‘We’. Not ‘We’ the royal We but ‘We’ the unified national take any credit where we can get it We. What...

Nirvana - A legacy still bearing fruit twenty years on. 0

Nirvana – Just how big were they?

It’s been twenty years…that’s right I’m starting another piece with a retrospective. Do I permanently live in the past? Probably. Everything in my wardrobe feels like it’s from twenty years ago. I still listen...

Puff Deconstructed 1

Puff Deconstructed

“Where oh where has my little dog gone…” sang Hazel this afternoon. Its school holidays and this means the kids will feature more in my posts as I struggle to get a minutes peace. ...

Only Lord Knows 7

Only Lord Knows

I don’t always comment on current events but the recent death of Jon Lord has got me thinking about all things Rock ‘N’ Roll. Well it’s got me thinking about the formative years of...