Lush – ‘For Love’

Just beautiful:

P.S. If you’re wondering why I don’t put more prog videos up, it’s mainly because I assume most visitors here will be prog fans who have already seen all that stuff ten times before, so I’m putting up some stuff that’s a bit different, but which will hopefully still entertain you all.

Red Bazar new EP After the Ice Storm out

Our bass player Mick’s band Red Bazar have a brilliant new 3-track EP out today called ‘After the Ice Storm’. And you can download it for only £0.99p. Have a listen to it here. It’s awesome right from the very first second.

Red Bazar - After the Ice Storm

Mick and Andy from Red Bazar pictured
soon after eating their huskies.

Mailing list offer

Join our mailing list and get a free download of our album Honey and Lava. Or else get the CD for a small cost — £1.50 for the UK, £3 for the rest of world. This price includes delivery!

You can sign up using the link on the right-hand side of the page, then buy the CD from our webshop using the member prices.

If you want the download instead then just send an e-mail to us here at The download will be from Bandcamp, which provides various formats for you to choose from, including mp3 at 320kbps, FLAC (a compressed-but-lossless format), ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC and Ogg Vorbis.

Update: the offer is also available for anyone already on the mailing list, and applies whether or not you have already bought a copy of the album.

Why is it always about punk?

In The Telegraph today:

Wilko Johnson has introduced a bold new attitude, however, much as he did in the mid-Seventies, when, at the height of prog-rock, his band, Dr Feelgood, game-changingly paved the way for punk, with their lean, snarling take on American R&B.

Why can’t what Dr Feelgood did in the 1970’s be just about their own ‘lean, snarling take on American R&B’? Why do journalists of a certain age always have to think the world revolved around punk, just because their world at the time did (or just because it’s de rigueur in rock journalism to talk in this way)?

Update: Bob Karnes left this comment on Facebook regarding this post:

So true. Many of the younger music fans I knew at Tower had a post-punk view of rock music history that retro-fitted pre-punk artists such as the New York Dolls, Iggy, Lou Reed etc. with a relevance that was measured by their (to me non-existant) relationship to the punk movement of the late 70’s. Reed and Iggy have set the record straight on this.