PoP RECOMMENDS | PoP LEGENDS : ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS – LOOK NOW

EC fans received a bit of a scare after the singer-songwriter cancelled a clutch of live dates due to ill health. But news of his recovery and the release of Look Now – one of Costello’s best albums of recent times – must have cheered diehard followers!

PoP20 | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : BRASS BED – MIDNIGHT MATINEE (2008)

Continuing our lookback at our publishing history with a decade-old review of Brass Bed! BRASS BED Midnight Matinee (Self released) I’m guessing that Brass Bed got their name from Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay but I could be wrong.

PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE REFUSERS – “DISOBEY”

When Trump became President, there was lots of talk about how resistance to his administration would inspire loads of protest music similar to the 80s with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Has not quite panned out that way, so thank goodness for Seattle’s The Refusers!

PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : THE JAYHAWKS – RAINY DAY MUSIC (2003)

Blast from the distant PoP past – 15 years on… THE JAYHAWKS Rainy Day Music (Lost Highway/American) After the greater pop emphasis of Sound of Lies and Smile, the Jayhawks return to the roots rock approach of their earlier albums (especially Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass) with Continue Reading

PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – ZOOM (2001)

An ELO review from 2001! If the announcement of a new ELO album, after a 15-year absence, raised eyebrows, then the realisation that Zoom is essentially Jeff Lynne playing everything caused many brows to furrow.