We live, my friends, in dark times. Government cuts hit hard, while those in charge seem unable to portray themselves as anything other than pocket-lining toffs or painfully old-fashioned dullards. Her Majesty’s Opposition is presided over by a well-meaning scruff who seems perpetually at risk from being ice-picked by his jealous parliamentary colleagues. Industrial strikes […]Read more "She Drew The Gun and the Return of Politically-Charged Rock"
It starts, as these things often do, with a brief and vastly oversimplified history of mid-1980s British pop music. In 1986, Taylors Andy and Roger left Duran Duran, and Wham! split up. These developments, while of arguable artistic significance, left a big black hole at the top of the pop tree. Until then, 80s pop […]Read more "The Wonder Stuff: 30 Years in a Bad Mood, Baby"