A page for any musical discoveries I’ve made.

Artist: Procul Harum

Song: The Devil Came From Kansas

Album: A Salty Dog

A great track from the past. Hymn-like main theme, with some extremely stompy drumming, an unstoppable chorus and fabulous guitar solo type stuff.

Also check out the wonderful live version.


Artist: Tears for Fears

Song: Head Over Heels

Just reading an article that linked to this video:

I don’t think I ever saw the video at the time, but it is genius – and a really great song.

Artist: Jack Bruce

Album: Songs for a Tailor

A solo album from Jack Bruce of Cream fame, with lyrics by Pete Brown. So what category does this album fit into? Rock? Blues? To me it’s colourful, complex music with tunes, and perhaps it overlaps with “prog” in a couple of places.

Band: Darker My Love

Album: Alive as you Are. 60s-ish flavour, with George Harrison-esque vocals and guitar and a hint of White Denim perhaps. Beautiful bass playing and sound. It’s a really lovely record.

A couple of tracks:

New America. Very Kinks. That beautiful bass.

Dear Author. The subject matter puts me in mind of Paperback Writer, so that can’t be bad. The militaristic drumming and guitar ‘chime’ is very reminiscent of Are You Experienced? by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.


On the relatively rare occasion I go to a gig, I might put something here.

Band: S.W.E.A.T. Seen at The Portland Arms in Cambridge a few months back. I didn’t know who we were going to see, so when the support band sounded like this it was a very pleasant surprise. S.W.E.A.T. evoke the sound of an imaginary party in the 80s that I was never invited to at the time. I like to imagine the band always lives this lifestyle.