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Shatter Your Illusions

By Michelle Duffy

Formed somewhere in London around the mid sixties, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Bob Brunning (later axed for Jon McVie) and Jeremy Spencer drove a rough old van around the lesser known delights of The Swan in Fulham and The Toby Jug in Tolworth hoping for something better. It was probably far from their […]

Oh Go On, Say You'll Be My Baby

By Michelle Duffy

We perhaps have never given Australia the credit it really deserves when it comes to exporting fairly good music over to our oil slicked shores. We have, it would seem, a tendency to only think of the girlie Neighbours star turned cancer fighting, pop Goddess, Kylie Minogue as the only good thing that […]

Lest We Forget How Fragile We Are

By Michelle Duffy

From front man of one of the greatest new wave acts to come out of middle class Britain in the Eighties, to world – concerned, Global pioneer, singer songwriter in the Nineties. Sting has managed to launch a thousand careers from one voice in a fairly short space of time. Regarded as one […]

There's A Worm In My Head And A Fish In The Bed

By Michelle Duffy

Nestled quietly South West from Birmingham off the infamous M5, sits Stourbridge. Unassuming and fairly shadowed by the great Midlands city, it presented to the British indie pop scene a misshapen motley crew of four young men in 1986 who called themselves The Wonder Stuff. It was the brain child of it’s front […]

Reflections

By Michelle Duffy

Some could argue that the downfall of John Lennon came when he met Yoko Ono. After the releases of ‘Two Virgins’ and ‘Life With Lions,’ the somewhat controversial and humour enticing albums, (both within a year of each other), the future career of Lennon seemed lacking in all the speciality of The Beatles. […]