Saturday, 24 June 2017

Radiohead: The enduring appeal of the rock band it’s OK for classical music fans to like

The beginning of the end of Britpop is often dated to August 1997. That was when Oasis’ bloated, “cocaine-addled” (copyright..

By John McKie


Friday, 16 June 2017

20 things to lose in time for the next election

The editor of this website has already struggled to find ten positives from the General Election but if we are..

By John McKie


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Kiss and Make Up. The combination which has been Rocking Stadia since the early ‘70s

The concert I attended recently was a little out the ordinary. The entire band had a collective age of 247,..

By John McKie


Friday, 26 May 2017

Manchester, so much to answer for in terms of great music

“Manchester, so much to answer for.” A line courtesy of Steven Patrick Morrissey from the first Smiths studio album and..

By John McKie


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The decade May and Corbyn want to return us to could produce some decent art

  The determination of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May to drive headlong without a handbrake into the 1970s might, as..

By John McKie


Friday, 5 May 2017

I'm with the band - and the other band

The prefix “super” does not always make good on an upgrade. Superfoods just deliver the pretence of healthiness and no..

By John McKie


Friday, 21 April 2017

Don't Stop, Tusk, Oh Diane - Fleetwood Mac and other bands who could theme the 2017 Election

What have you done today to make you feel proud? It’s a good question. What a blessing for us all..

By John McKie


Friday, 7 April 2017

Ten long years of 6Music Breakfast, and its sly underrated charm

“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for.” Robert Browning Managing expectations is a peculiarly British..

By John McKie


Friday, 31 March 2017

Sign O' The Times: still messing with minds thirty years on

It is a year of music anniversaries. In June, it will be 50 years ago today when The Beatles released what..

By John McKie