On Wednesday I was fortunate enough to witness a rare live performance from one of the most underrated men in British music. With his band The Pop Group, Mark Stewart pushed barriers and merged genres as they blasted their post-punk protest garage funk and politically-charged sloganeering into the faces of anyone in their way. But [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Funk'
Terry Lane - Saturday 31.03.12, 09:44am
Terry Lane - Sunday 25.03.12, 15:15pm
The release of Listen, Whitey! The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-74 coincides with the release of a 200 page coffee table book of words and photos. The album is a wonderfully great collection of rare and essential late 1960’s- early 1970’s African-American protest songs and recordings from the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Stokely Carmichael, Elaine [...]
Terry Lane - Monday 05.12.11, 07:35am
Mark Stewart makes an apocalyptic return amidst an increasingly agitated atmosphere and is releasing his latest single, “Nothing Is Sacred” as a free download.
The track is a damning indictment of greed in a year riddled by riots, revolutions, occupations and increasing collapse of the global financial system. A collaboration with Crass vocalist Eve Libertine, German [...]
Terry Lane - Wednesday 05.01.11, 21:25pm
The Beastie Boys burst onto the UK music scene with their 1986 hit single, (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party). The single was a commercial hit on both sides of the Atlantic and their debut album Licensed To Ill was released later the same year to critical acclaim.
The album sat firmly in the [...]
Terry Lane - Friday 05.11.10, 15:26pm
Some people don’t like David Bowie, but those that do tend to have a favourite period as much as a favourite album. My older brother likes the early 1970’s era when Bowie was still collaborating with Mick Ronson citing albums like Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane; all very [...]