Posted in 1970s, Music, Punk, Reelin' In The Years at 12:00 pm on 22 February 2013
I was never much into punk but I confess to a soft spot for Plastic Bertrand – mainly because heâs one of those famous Belgians there are supposed to be none of.
(Well he’s famous if you were around in the 70s.)
I was shocked on loading this video to discover the song was nothing to do with him; being both sung and composed by its producer Lou Deprijck.
Plastic Bertrand: Ãa Plane Pour Moi
Posted in 1970s, Music, Punk, Reelin' In The Years at 9:22 pm on 20 April 2012
This is one of the few songs from the latter end of the 70s that will make it here as I never much went for punk and its aftermath.
However Tom Robinson partly surfed the punk wave and I was predisposed to his work as I had actually seen him performing on-stage at the Apollo in Glasgow when he was supporting someone or other – exactly whom I now forget – as part of an acoustic trio named CafÃ© Society (not, I think, the South African band Wiki links to.) The CafÃ© Society Tom was in were good, very good indeed. I wasnât surprised when he went on to success.
The Tom Robinson band was harder edged as this live performance attests.
Tom Robinson Band: 2-4-6-8 Motorway
Posted in 1960s, Music, Nostalgia, Punk at 8:51 pm on 19 March 2009
It wasnât till I caught this clip on You Tube that I realised how much this song resembles punk.
Or should that be how much punk owed to the Who?