Bowie-The Album That Could Have Been

Bowie was on my musical radar from a young age though I was a bit young to get into Ziggy Stardust. The first Bowie single to grab me was Fame. It certainly had the funk. And that high to low voice scale towards the end. Now that was clever. After Fame was a hit, Bowie’s…

Rock & Pop Places: The Sun Always Shines On TV

Was watching a re-run of Top of the Pops from 1986 and a-ha’s The Sun Always Shines On TV was on and they played the video which made me curious as to where the church section was filmed. Well it turns out it was The Church of St Alban, The Martyr in wonderful downtown Teddington…

Fade To Grey

#SteveStrange of #Visage has passed away #RIP. His music, style, and influence will live forever pic.twitter.com/iz2cMzoBIh — New Wave City (@NewWaveCity) February 12, 2015

Lost In Kling Klang

How long did this take to see the light of day? Nearly 30 (32 probably for the initial recordings) years since this was not released (bar track one, the single).80’s concept band. Two ‘sultry singing’ models. Musicians culled from the local immigration centre and a Bremen based DJ, Ralf Behrent. All recorded in Kraftwerk’s studio…

Crumar Midi Master Keyboard AKA Unique DBM

I’ve owned this back breakingly heavy midi master keyboard since the dawn of time itself but I’m about to sell it on and have taken the opportunity to scan the original manual. Crumar keyboards were only around for a short period and this one boasts  a very solid  all steel construction. A 72 note weighted…

Tape Archive: Diz Watson Live 1985

Diz Watson’s Jambalaya live session 1985 A smaller sized but equally high quality AAC+ encoded* version is available here (*AAC+ audio files require this Plugin(Win) or a compatible player such as Songbird (Win,Mac,Linux), VLC(Win,Mac,Linux)or Winamp(Win) however Quicktime and i-Tunes will play file at half the audio bandwidth and in mono only) Songbird Music Player Recommended