Tag: Eighties

  • Listen Here: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – Dad Rock in the Eighties.

    Listen Here: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – Dad Rock in the Eighties.

    Every Record Tells A Story Presents: A Blog You Can Listen To: Click the Mixcloud player link above to hear the music, and read the liner notes below…. If the link above isn’t showing you can click here to access all the music via Mixcloud With racial tensions, recession and mass unemployment affecting entire communities […]

  • Remember Smash Hits Magazine…?

    Remember Smash Hits Magazine…?

    Let’s compare Smash Hits to its modern day equivalent…… It’s very tempting to look at how things were with either misty-eyed nostalgia, or like one of the Four Yorkshiremen in that Monty Python sketch (“Luxury! Kids today don’t know they’re born!”) One thing that appears to have been much better in the eighties is the […]

  • Why Listening To Music In 1984 Was Worse Than 2014 (One Direction Notwithstanding…)

    Why Listening To Music In 1984 Was Worse Than 2014 (One Direction Notwithstanding…)

    Even in 2014 life has its minor irritations: “Unexpected item in the bagging area”. “Incorrect username or password”. “Nick Grimshaw”. But it isn’t all bad news. A few days ago I wrote down a few examples of how our lives have been made easier through the years, in particular relating to finding and listening to […]

  • Why Listening To Music Now Is So Much Better Than It Was 30 Years Ago

    I was chatting recently with friends about listening habits… “It’s so much better and easier listening to music nowadays” I opined, expecting unanimous consent. None came. A piece of tumbleweed may have rolled across the bar. “I’m not so sure” offered one. “I think it all comes too easily nowadays. Years ago records were pretty […]

  • Movember: Rock’s Top Ten Greatest Moustaches of the Eighties

    Movember: Rock’s Top Ten Greatest Moustaches of the Eighties

    What are the Greatest Moustaches in Rock? November has become a slightly frightening time of year for men everywhere. A very worthy campaign has swept the nation in the last few years encouraging people to grow hair on the upper slopes of their faces during the month to help raise awareness and highlight the fight […]

  • Kerrang! Magazine – Heavy Metal Bible

    Kerrang! Magazine – Heavy Metal Bible

    Kerrang! Magazine is what distunguishes a heavy metal fan from the casual observer. Investing the not insignificant sum of 85p on Kerrang! was the moment I turned to the dark side- and entered the world of being a “proper” heavy metal fan. It wasn’t that I suddenly started wearing a cowboy boots, a denim jacket […]

  • Home Taping is Killing Music Part 2: Top Ten Tips for Home Taping

    Home Taping is Killing Music Part 2: Top Ten Tips for Home Taping

    Taping the charts off the radio has rather gone out of fashion… However, following the much publicised shutdown of Megaupload, keen file sharers may find it trickier to download music files (aside from using the hundred or so copycat sites of course…). With that in mind, here are my Top Ten Tips for Home Taping…(you have […]