Review by Julian Cope Firstly, I take no credit for writing the following words. I was going to write about how great ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’ is. If you’ve never heard it…blah, blah, blah. And I was googling for some background info on the album, so that I would appear more knowledgeable about it than… Continue reading Dennis Wilson ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’
Poor old Brian Wilson, with his baffled, befuddled thousand yard stare, slack-jawed appearance and hang-dog melancholy, he’s rightfully earned his place atop the ‘genius‘ pedestal. Of that there can be no argument. Spare a thought, though, for wee brother Dennis. The underdog in a family full of musical prodigies, it was the Wilson boys’ mum… Continue reading Dennis, Dennis! Oh, With Your Eyes So Blue.
Zoom!, the opening track on Love Kraft, Super Furry Animals‘ 7th album begins with a SPLASH! – the sound of guitar player Huw Bunford diving into a Catalonian swimming pool in a hopeful attempt to shake off the stifling sticky midday heat. Super Furry Animals – Zoom! At once you’re baptised, immersed in a new… Continue reading I Can’t Get Enough Of This
Peter Salett was an artist I was enirely unfamiliar with until last summer. I was up late and found myself engrossed in ‘Down In The Valley‘ – a movie where cop’s daughter good girl (Evan Rachel Wood) meets cowboy drifter bad boy (Ed Norton) with predictably disastrous consequences. I’m no Mark Kermode ( I’m not… Continue reading Reel Music