Hey, I don’t know what you know, do I? I’ve got this list, right, of bands, yeah? British bands… And a lot of them had hit records on both sides of the Atlantic, some time ago. You may have heard of them, and you may not. And even if you have heard of them, you […]
You’d imagine creating a career in which people fawn at your feet, and your every thought can recorded and polished and translated into actual vinyl (or CD, depending which end of the decade we’re talking about), would be something of a giddy thrill. Not for this lot. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the ’80s pop […]
Pete Townshend’s autobiography, which has been on the way for something like 20 years, is due in the fall, and we’re pretty sure it’s going to be amazing. He’s clearly been there and done that, and he can spin a yarn, so it’s going to be great, there’s no question. But how will it compare […]
When it comes to playing stateside, Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch can’t get enough. In fact, today’s (May 5) birthday boy recently told SoundSpike that this side of the Atlantic is bit more sexy than his native Britain. “I don’t like to say this because some of those Britons may misunderstand or take […]
Duets, you either love ’em or hate ’em, but there are some fantastic British ones out there. Some Anglophenia favorites include Dusty Springfield and Pet Shop Boys‘ “What Have I Done to Deserve This,” Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel‘s “Don’t Give Up,” and Miki Berenyi and Jarvis Cocker on the Lush song “Ciao.” But for […]
The strange and grimy world of UK indie rock is finally getting the big screen treatment this year. And by the looks of things, it’s going to be a pretty star-studded affair (within the boundaries of, y’know, UK indie rock circles). Powder is the story of a group called the Grams, how they rise to […]
Not their biggest song, but definitely one of their better videos, thanks to the chiaroscuro palette of U2 video director Anton Corbijn. Ian McCulloch looks so cool here. From 1987.
Ian McCulloch, frontman of Echo and the Bunnymen, says he’s a”black soul singer in a white man’s underpants.” I bet you he can still get a cab in London…(Guardian) The Sun has “never-before-seen footage” of Led Zeppelin performing “Communication Breakdown” at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster had a “meningitis […]