This article first appeared in issue 3 of the excellent Speakeasy Fanzine that I recommend you all subscribe to. Baggy – A term that for a while made music fans snigger – wasn’t it all a bit naff – all that funky drummer beats, wah-wah guitars, baggy clothing (natch) and the drugs – Oh it’s … Continue reading Flowered Up – A 30-Year Weekender
More stuff from my archive. I'll post up more individual parts of this on my twitter page as well. But enjoy the days of yesterday.
Ah the difficult second album - something of a legend in music or is it just a myth? Whilst some bands release such a magnificent first album its almost impossible to follow (The Stones Roses), other bands take it in their stride (Oasis), some release an even better album after a dodgy start (Blur, Radiohead). … Continue reading Album review – Finer Times in Other Worlds – Crimson Bloom
It's fair to say that each week picking a SOTW is tough, but this week in a week of great releases one track stood head and shoulders above the rest. Connected is a cover, a cover of a well known dance/rap song from early 90s Brit rappers Stereo MCs. A brave choice, foolhardy some would … Continue reading Single of the week – Connected – Crimson Bloom
This is really about the great London band of the early 90's Flowered Up - a band of rowdy kids from Camden Town who led by the charismatic Liam, and including a bald guy dressed in a leotard with a flower round his neck (hard to believe) inspired us lost kids of London, to get … Continue reading Interview with…Matt Mead – Flowered Up – A Weekender’s Tale
Just a collection of clippings etc from some of the best bands of the time. Twist your melons. The La'sMore stuff
Ever wondered how big the roses were back in the day. They were in smash hits. That's how big. Here's some stuff from my archives. Various magazines etc from 89 onwards. I have more but size is difficult (ask my wife). Anyway adore at your leisure. Spike Island Smash Hits Reviews and tings https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lYT0A0LV5DUfxr6doRP3d?si=l3ahgHgIS56a8JytuGLDvQ