History that rocks: a rock & roll influence from at least 1815

Updated 28 July 2016. “Your blog was brilliantly written and very informative! :)” Brenhda Greenwood   @BrenhdaG    New Orleans, 2 Jan 2015 You may have read my ‘Top Ten Rock & Roll Records Preceding Rock & Roll’ post from August 2013. Far from being Ike Turner’s ‘Rocket 88’ in 1951, as Ike’s (albeit revolutionary) producer… Continue reading History that rocks: a rock & roll influence from at least 1815

Rock’s latest Wilde one.

UPDATED 30 JULY 2016. You know Oscar Wilde*, Marty Wilde** and Kim Wilde***. Now meet Carlos Wilde. It’s not often you associate any decent rock, blues or even credible pop music with the Iberian Peninsula, that part of western Europe encompassing Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar and some of southern France. In all of my time listening to music I… Continue reading Rock’s latest Wilde one.

Paul McCartney finds Nirvana

Updated 29 July 2016. Grohl’s Sound City doco climaxes with Paul McCartney/Nirvana collaboration It’s taken a while, but I finally got around to watching Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary on the unlikely Los Angeles recording studio, Sound City. I started watching it early last year but found the first ten minutes so boring I gave up. Shots of a… Continue reading Paul McCartney finds Nirvana