With ABBA back together writing infectious killer tunes and the city I live in total lockdown thanks an infectious killer virus, what better time to look back on the greatest musical moments involving the group’s biggest fan, Alan Partridge.Read more →
A friend recently asked me how I would rank the Manics’ albums, and aside from the clear #1, I honestly couldn’t give him an answer.
So, like I did with the ‘Every year in music ranked’ list, I decided to let others decide (then make my own list anyway!).Read more →
Of all the bands that emerged in the 1990s alternative goldrush, the Smashing Pumpkins left perhaps the biggest legacy – not just in quantity, but also their breadth of sound and style.
While the cliched image will always be of a tall, awkward bald man in a tight black skivvy screaming about typical ’90s shit, Billy Corgan’s talent extended far beyond that – the Pumpkins’ output including synthpop, psychedelia and industrial influences.
But this list’s not about those. It’s laser-focused on what Corgan did best – riffs.Read more →