Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! The Weekend Starts Here By Andy Neill [BMG Books] The household name typically attached to British music television is Top of the Pops. While that long-running BBC program certainly cast a long shadow, it was actually predated by a scrappy upstart that set the tone and remains a pop culture touchstone for… Continue reading Ready Steady Go!

Box Examines Fruitful Year for The Jam

The Jam ë1977í 40th Anniversary 5-Disc Box Set To Be Released On October 20, 2017 (PRNewsfoto/UMe)

The early recordings of punk/mod trio The Jam, including unreleased demos and live tracks, are being compiled for a box set titled 1977, to be released on October 20th. The collection will include newly remastered editions of the group’s first two albums, both released that year: In the City and This is the Modern World.… Continue reading Box Examines Fruitful Year for The Jam

Comet Gain – Paperback Ghosts

Comet Gain has reached the rarefied air of Spoon, the Mekons and Yo La Tengo – all bands that have sustained excellence for multiple decades, deftly navigated a wealth of stylistic evolution, and settled into a narrower range in their later years. Fans know pretty much what to expect from the London six-piece’s seventh album,… Continue reading Comet Gain – Paperback Ghosts