The Human Factor

It’s been a very long time since I’ve heard this but the simplistic words popped into my head out of nowhere (they can all too easily be re-applied to world events today rather than the Britain of the so-called winter of discontent of ’78-’79). “Prices rise, nobody will buy, poverty strikes, the old will die”…

I Think You’re Very…

I woke up with this decidedly old school art rock ditty stuck in my head again. It was the swift follow up to their very successful reworking of Money. I believe that Deborah Evans-Stickland became a psychotherapist but has from time to time stepped back into the music limelight.She contributed to a Richard X album a while…

Tape Archive: Bowie Interview Feb 1979 Part 3

Image via Wikipedia At last the final part of this interview from February 13th 1979. Bowie takes questions from phone in callers between music and an ongoing interview with Nicky Horne. Part 1 Part 2 AAC+ version For those that cannot stream the above 10MB mp3 file there is a 2.5MB high quality AAC+ encoded*…

Tape Archive: Up The Hill Backwards

Long time no tape archive material so I had a quick delve & remembered a cassette I was given long ago featuring rough demo versions of songs that would eventually become David Bowie‘s Scary Monsters album. So here’s an early version of the song that I partly named this blog after, Up the hill backwards….

Inflation Echoes

As Britain’s council workers prepare to strike over wages against a backdrop of rising prices and the spectre of continuing inflation returning to the British political scene it’s easy to envisage that we may be at the start of a chain of events that could bring challenges as great as those experienced during the 1970’s….

Counting up From 79

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