The Best David Bowie Songs of All Time. Now it does not get more poignant than this one. Bowie’s birthday is 8th January. He would have been 74 years old this year. The fact that he passed away two days later five years ago is still heart-wrenching. It’s no exaggeration to declare that Bowie is one of my favourite artists and his art will certainly live forever.(more…)
Station to Station is the opening track on David Bowie’s classic 1976 album of the same name. Clocking in at over 10 minutes, Station to Station is Bowie’s longest studio recording and is seen as a pivotal landmark in Bowie’s musical development in the 1970s. That decade was a seminal epoch for many influential rock genres and Bowie had his finger on the pulse of most of them!(more…)
All Right Now is the ultimate British expression of the blues-rock explosion of the late 1960s and the hard rock movement of the early 1970s. Arguably, All Right Now is also the signature tune of Free, consisting of Paul Rodgers (vocals), Paul Kossoff (guitar), Simon Kirke (drums) and Andy Fraser (bass).(more…)
BANDS THAT SOUND LIKE THE KINKS. A list of bands that might possibly be more famous, more well-known than The Kinks. BUT probably owe their success, nay, even their very existence to the brilliance of The Kinks.(more…)
Prima facie, an article about THE BEST KINKS SONGS OF ALL TIME would seem like a piece of cake. But the opposite is true. The trick was despairing over the songs I had to omit from THE BEST KINKS SONGS OF ALL TIME. In the end, while twenty tracks seems just about right – not too little and not too much. Which is to me, an indication of how much I value Ray Davies as a songwriter.(more…)
The Who. What more is there to say about The Who? Probably the most influential rock band of all time? And I do mean ROCK! A seminal band in every sense of the word. Think of all the rock sub-genres that have emerged in their wake, and it would be impossible not to trace The Who as the source. So doesn’t it make sense for me to make up a list of THE BEST WHO SONGS OF ALL TIME???(more…)
Diehard fans of the legendary Neil Young will be more than keenly aware of the vast number of unreleased material that the singer-songwriter still holds in his vaults even after over 50 years of recording and releasing music. Thus, Neil Young Archives II is a much-anticipated release after the well-received first volume came out over a decade ago in 2009.(more…)
John Lennon would have been 80 today. Of course, it’s almost 40 years since Lennon’s murder in 1980. I have always felt that Lennon’s solo output was under-appreciated. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that he actually went on hiatus for five years to be a house-husband! But that’s Lennon – ever the iconoclast. Let’s celebrate the 80th anniversary of his birth with a list of the best John Lennon songs of all time. (In alphabetical order)(more…)
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ROCK HISTORY | PoP LEGENDS : THE BEATLES SUPER DELUXE EDITIONROCK HISTORY | PoP LEGENDS : THE BEATLES SUPER DELUXE EDITION
After the success of last year’s Sgt Pepper remix reissue, this 50th anniversary edition of my favourite Beatles album was the one to look out for!
THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : THIS IS QUEEN (SPOTIFY PLAYLIST)THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : THIS IS QUEEN (SPOTIFY PLAYLIST)
Are you still basking in the Bohemian Rhapsody afterglow? If so, I would recommend that you check out the official Spotify playlist for Queen.
It’s impossible to be objective about Bohemian Rhapsody as I have been a Queen fan since 1977.
Mention Styx online and chances are you are going to be trolled. But for a time, the pop-rock quintet were one of the biggest bands on the planet.
PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : XTC – COAT OF MANY CUPBOARDS (2002)PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : XTC – COAT OF MANY CUPBOARDS (2002)
Continuing our look back at our review history. Here’s one from 2002!
Coat of Many Cupboards
Be warned! This 4-CD box is NOT for neophytes but for the diehard fans who can’t wait to get their grubby hands on any XTC material.
PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : XTC – WASP STAR (APPLE VENUS VOL. 2)PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : XTC – WASP STAR (APPLE VENUS VOL. 2)
The last XTC album, reviewed in 2000. Written in a time when I would wax lyrical about my favourite music for hundreds of words. You have been warned!
LIVE NEWS | PoP LEGENDS : BOB DYLAN – LIVE IN SINGAPORE!LIVE NEWS | PoP LEGENDS : BOB DYLAN – LIVE IN SINGAPORE!
Living rock legend Bob Dylan brings his Never-Ending Tour to Singapore on 6th August at the Star Theatre.
THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]
Definitely amongst our top ten favourite artists, here’s our PoP Legends playlist for the genius that is Neil Young!
PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : GEORGE HARRISON – BRAINWASHED PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : GEORGE HARRISON – BRAINWASHED 
25th February would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday. Thus it seems appropriate to repost a review of his final album from 15 years ago.
A WIZARD A TRUE STAR: TODD RUNDGREN IN THE STUDIO by Paul Myers (Jawbone Press)
“Todd’s aphorism was, ‘If you know what you want, I’ll get it for you. If you don’t know what you want, I’ll do it for you.’” Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
Todd Rundgren is without doubt, one of the giants of rock music: not only as a solo singer-songwriter-performer but also as the mastermind behind progressive rock ensemble Utopia. And if that was not enough, Rundgren is one of the most prolific and successful producers as well.
PoPTV | POP POWER !!! : GARY NUMAN – MY NAME IS RUINPoPTV | POP POWER !!! : GARY NUMAN – MY NAME IS RUIN
Synth-pop pioneer and legend returns with a new song and music video.
ROCK HISTORY : ELVIS COSTELLO – UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INKROCK HISTORY : ELVIS COSTELLO – UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK
Like most artists that emerged during the post-punk/new wave era, Elvis Costello suffers from the same dilemma, that is, of being perpetually branded as a product of the 80s music scene.
Considering that rock legend Bruce Springsteen is famous for his lyrical genius, the very idea of a Springsteen memoir is exciting and intriguing. Would an autobiography match up to the cinematic lyrics found in classics like “Born in the USA”, “The Promised Land” and of course, “Born to Run”?
On this day last year, Davie Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday by releasing Blackstar. Two days later, he was gone …
Robbie Robertson (real name: Jaime Royal Robertson) is perhaps best known for being the guitarist/principal songwriter of The Band, a highly influential group that were active mainly from 1968 to 1977. Robertson has also a solid reputation as a solo artist, film composer and producer.
ROCK HISTORY – RAY DAVIES: A COMPLICATED LIFE BY JOHNNY ROGANROCK HISTORY – RAY DAVIES: A COMPLICATED LIFE BY JOHNNY ROGAN
The Kinks is a band that deserve more recognition than they have received. Although never quite valued in the same manner as many of their 60s peers, in many ways, The Kinks contributed as much to the development of rock music as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who & Pink Floyd.