Fulham Football Club and music, a personal journey

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Bruce, Maddy, Jacko and a bit of reggae Fulham Football Club and Music I had an email yesterday from American music label Poptek Records. I get a lot of requests to review music, some of the tunes are good, and some bad, but I always try and give them a fair listen. For once, this label boss Andy Ingram had done his homework, he had spotted that I was a Fulham fan and mentioned it in the email. I was reeled in ‘good and proper’ and it prompted me to…

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Vin Gordon – A Beginner’s Guide

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vin Gordon My previous blog Reggae Roots Review, focused on the small but vibrant world reggae scene, the title sort of gives it away! There is a community of young producers, artists, promoters and DJs who are keeping reggae alive. From Poland to Brazil, and France to Estonia, the reggae scene is in safe hands, fuelled by a love for the music and culture. So if you are coming to this article on the back of my pieces on Pop Will Eat Itself or Mighty Mighty,…

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PWEI – End of the Decade Blues

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End of the Decade Blues The Making of a Post Modern Masterpiece Written by Paul Snell Pop Will Eat Itself This is the Day…This is the Hour…This is This! There are music fans and there are music fans. If you are reading this then you are probably into your records more than the average Joe. You collect vinyl maybe, buy music magazines and know your Discogs from your Bandcamp. Some people though take fandom to a completely new level and go that extra mile to not only satisfy their own…

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Armstrong – Under Blue Skies

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Armstrong Under Blue Skies Country Mile Records / The Beautiful Music – CD Summery pop songs, who doesn’t love a slice of musical sunshine that lifts the spirits and makes you smile? This piece features an artist called Julian Pitt aka Armstrong and his debut album ‘Under Blue Skies’. The press release namechecks Aztec Camera/Roddy Frame, The Pearlfishers, Teenage Fanclub and Prefab Sprout as comparisons and I can add The Lightning Seeds, Beach Boys and Badly Drawn Boy to that hallowed company. So if any of this chimes with you…

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Mighty Mighty – Misheard Love Songs

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Mighty Mighty Misheard Love Songs Firestation Records LP & CD Here it is, my new blog and the very first post! The music gods have in a way dictated what this piece will be about. A new album by a band that has been off my radar for several years and was a big part of my musical awakening, it was obvious. So step forward Brummie indie band ‘Mighty Mighty’, I have things to reminisce about. C86 The year was 1986 and my musical tastes were pretty basic, a bit…

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Jim the Boss – Dub in HiFi

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Jim the Boss Dub in HiFi Free Download This album is free, perhaps a normal concept for the younger generation who can stream anything they like, anytime, anywhere. But for older music heads like me it still feels a strange idea. My first paying job was as a 15 year old working as a steward at Fulham Football Club. I can still clearly remember getting my £4.60 match day fee, popping up Putney High Street to the local Our Price record shop and picking up an album. Going to a…

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