PoPTV: BLAST FROM THE PAST – ROCK N SOUL! FT. SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, THE TEMPTATIONS, THE SUPREMES, EARTH WIND & FIRE AND PARLIAMENT + FUNKADELIC!!!

It’s impossible to strip rhythm ‘n’ blues and soul music away from rock ‘n’ roll as the latter would not even exist without the former.  In the late 60s, the likes of Jimi Hendrix (above) and Arthur Lee (Love) would combine the flowering of psychedelic rock with R&B (funk ‘n’ Continue Reading

BLAST FROM THE PAST: VARIOUS ARTISTS – DEEPER UNDERGROUND VOL. 1 (2002)

Here’s a review of a local music compilation from 14 years ago!  BigO (Before I Get Old) magazine celebrated its 200th issue recently; it has also co-released this album (with Leonard Soosay’s Snakeweed Recordings) as a showcase of what the Singapore indie rock scene has to offer.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: GRANDADDY – JUST LIKE THE FAMBLY CAT (2006)

A review from a decade ago… “Oh if this album is a hit, they’ll probably release another one!” was the cynical response from the CD store clerk, when I mentioned that Fambly Cat was Grandaddy’s last album, their swan song, so to speak.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: RODDY FRAME – WESTERN SKIES (2006)

Here’s a review from 2006.  The singer-songwriter genre remains as vital in the 2000s as it was when it first emerged in full flower in the early 70s. Case in point – Scotsman Roddy Frame who dropped his better known ‘Aztec Camera’ moniker a decade ago to trade under his Continue Reading

BLAST FROM THE PAST: ANDY PARTRIDGE – FUZZY WARBLES VOL.1 & 2 [REVIEW]

A review from 2002. ANDY PARTRIDGE Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (APE) As any card-carrying XTC fanatic will inform you, the Swindon-based band spent the better part of the 90s on strike from their record label Virgin, finally earning their freedom from a draconian contract sometime in 1998. The band Continue Reading