Sunday, 20 February 2011

Endless Trip in Shindig

Endless Trip is a 'star pick' in the January / February issue of Shindig. The review describes the book as 'an enticing mix that is ideally suited to a casual dip or intense late-night study', and concludes that it's 'mind-blowing'

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Endless Trip in The Wire

Endless Trip is warmly reviewed in the current (March 2011) issue of The Wire. The review (below) says in part that 'those who think they already know about everything covered in Endless Trip will find themselves rediscovering their record collection through fresh ears - while less experienced heads will be sent on a thrilling (and possibly wallet-draining) voyage of musical discovery'. Right on!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

This pretentious rubbish called 'rock'

This priceless letter comes from the April 1972 issue of Records & Recording magazine, and perfectly encapsulates what was a very popular viewpoint at the time. I wonder what became of Mr. Sealey, with his 'inviolable criteria', 'alarm' and 'despair'; I imagine he found the steady assimilation of pop into the cultural mainstream increasingly hard to bear.