Unreleased Gems: Neil Young’s Chrome Dreams – Rust Edition
Good news: Neil Young has announced a Record Store Day exclusive: a limited vinyl box-set re-release of his “Ditch Trilogy” of albums, plus Zuma. Sadly, however, there’s an album missing from that stellar line up. Chrome Dreams might well be the best album Neil Young ever made, at a time (1976) when he was hitting…
Marillion v Wham!
Marillion’s Garden Party at Milton Keynes Bowl in 1986 was a day to remember. Decisions, decisions… There were two major outdoor gigs that both took place twenty six years ago (nearly to the day) on the 28th June 1986. Wham! played their final ever concert at Wembley Stadium to a grateful and relieved world… …and…
Things You Don’t See Anymore #2: The Bootleg Tape Market Trader
Bootleg recordings of live shows can now be found on-line – but this wasn’t always the case. Bootlegs used to be under the counter – or more often, on market stalls in cassette form or (if you were really keen / wealthy) on vinyl at bootleg record fairs. After Queen’s triumph at Wembley, I began…