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Number 266

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion (Elektra EUKS 7257) Like most late Sixties albums, I don't precisely recall when I first heard them, more than likely sometime in the early Seventies, when my attention had shifted from pop 45s to more adult oriented rock...

Number 265

Robbie Robertson - Robert Robertson (Geffen WX133) Robbie Robertson's self-titled solo LP released in 1987 was one of the last LPs I bought before the record plants all closed, the black vinyl record being replaced by the compact disc. The next few years were dominated by the CD and LPs continued...

Number 264

Bert Jansch and John Renbourn - Bert and John (Transatlantic TRA144) For Bert Jansch's fourth album in just two years, the guitar player invited friend and fellow guitar player John Renbourn along for a series of duets, predominantly instrumental with one or two songs, which was eventually released...

Number 263

10cc - Deceptive Bends (Mercury 9102 502) I was always a little unsure about 10cc, the 1970s Beatles-influenced rock pop band, possibly due to the fact that the band came from the same stable of such forgettable artists as The Bay City Rollers, The Piglets and Typically Tropical, headed by the man...

Number 262

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (Tamla Motown STMA 8011) There are some albums that sound just as good forty-odd years after they were first heard and Stevie Wonder's Innervisions is one of them. Prior to thinking anything other than the fact that Stevie Wonder was an already legendary artist on the...

Number 261

Kate Bush - Lionheart (EMI EMA787) In 1978, Kate Bush had already astonished both music critics and the public alike with her debut LP The Kick Inside and most notably the surprise hit single Wuthering Heights and there was a sense of anticipation with the release of her follow up album Lionheart,...

Number 260

The Butterfield Blues Band - East West (Elektra EKL 315) By the end of the 1970s, just as the music I was listening to had become rather stale, often pretentious and mostly dull, with the only other option to indulge oneself in the confrontational cartoon world of Punk, I did what any self-...

Number 259

Brendon Croker and the Five O'Clock Shadows - Boat Trips in the Bay (Red Rhino RED LP 77) At the time of the release of this LP, Brendan Croker was seen as a sort of Leeds-based Ry Cooder, one of those obsessive musicians with an ear for great songs drawn from a deep and eclectic well, with styles...

Number 258

Alice Cooper - School's Out (Warner Brothers K56007) Alice Cooper summed up the last three minutes of my high school years with three simple words - School's Out Forever - poetry to my ears. I imagine now that the level of contempt I had for authority in general back then contributed to my...

Number 257

Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus (Epic 64191) I'm not quite sure when I first heard Spirit's fourth album release TWELVE DREAMS OF DR SARDONICUS, certainly some time in the early 1970s and no doubt during my 'psychedelia' period. I would have first of all been attracted to the sleeve no...

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