The Boo Radleys – Giant Steps & Wake Up Boo! (deluxe 3CD editions)

Hindsight can be both a help and a hindrance to old records retrieved from semi-obscurity for another bid to find affectionate space in CD racks.  Certainly, retrospective reviewing of the two ‘middle’ and best known albums in the six-strong album catalogue of The Boo Radleys throws up flattering and not-so-flattering new lights. Released to … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#10 (Piano Magic’s Glen Johnson on North Marine Drive)

Glen Johnson (Piano Magic, Textile Ranch, Future Conditional) on… Ben Watt’s North Marine Drive (Cherry Red, 1983) There's a striking resemblance, at least in the fashion stakes, between me in 1983 and Ben Watt on the reverse of this, his debut (and only) solo album that year. The short-back-and-sides coupled with a Silvikrin … [Read more...]