Dead Writers – Among Spirits

16th September 2023 · Uncategorised

Last night I went to see these guys, Dead Writers, at a goth-filled Camden pub with the apt name The Black Heart, on my way back from cricket at Lord’s. And I had a very good time.


T.Rex – Beltane Walk

1st May 2023 · Uncategorised

Happy Beltane to all the old hippies, from the most famous pop idol to come from my neighbourhood, Stoke Newington.


Gyasi – Baby Blue

27th February 2023 · Uncategorised

Is there a Glam revival? If there is – and this would seem to suggest as much – then it’s crept up on me unawares. Rather like that cat Mud sang about. Apparently this video has gone viral, and I can see why: it’s like a pastiche of something from an early 70s Top of the Pops.


Japan – Adolescent Sex

8th November 2022 · Uncategorised

As punk was mutating and evolving in 1978, a new band called Japan surfed in on the New Wave. I went to see them at the Music Machine, attracted mainly by their image.


The New York Dolls – Jet Boy

9th September 2022 · Uncategorised

Punk before punk was invented, The New York Dolls made a sensational debut on British television’s Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973 – much to the disgust of host Bob Harris. (more…)

Alice Low – Sodomizer

1st June 2022 · Uncategorised

Watch this! Alice Low unveils new song and video Sodomizer

The Heavy Metal Kids – Hangin’ On

4th April 2022 · Uncategorised

In the mid-Seventies, away from the pop charts but working hard at the coal face of the live music scene, one of the more entertaining bands on the London circuit was The Heavy Metal Kids. (more…)

Bonnie St. Claire & Unit Gloria – Clap Your Hands

9th March 2022 · Uncategorised

Dutch singer Bonnie St. Claire represented the European wing of 1970s Glam but failed even to cross over the Channel – because she sounded like a shit Suzi Quatro.


Hello – New York Groove

2nd April 2021 · Uncategorised

Hello were strictly second-division Glam. They had the second – and last – of their hits when they got back together with Russ Ballard of Argent, who had first discovered them when they were a covers band. (more…)

Sweet – Fox On The Run

9th March 2021 · Uncategorised

This was the 14th single by The Sweet – or ‘Sweet’ as they had just become – and the first to be written by the band themselves. (more…)