Let me just say that my cola of choice is Pepsi, however, when the mighty Coca-Cola Company released their 'First Time' advertisement in 1987 I had a sneaking liking for the tune and when Robin Beck released it as a single in 1988, sure, I bought it. Well, this morning it got played on the … Continue reading Guilty pleasures, an occasional series. Robin Beck: First Time.
What day it is today, Friday 2nd April, 2021? It's the first Friday after the full moon after the vernal equinox. Why is that important? Well, to those of the Western Christian faith, this day is Good Friday. For those Christians following the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith, Good or Great Friday occurs later in the … Continue reading Guilty pleasures, an occasional series. Jesus Christ Superstar.
In 1976, David Essex, cheeky teen-idol songster, released what I can only describe as a progressive pop/rock, concept album called ‘Out On The Street’ which has been a favourite of mine since I first listened to it in the mid-1970s. Was it a concept album? Well, it certainly has that feel. Pop, Pop/Rock, Prog/Pop, Prog/Pop/Rock … Continue reading Guilty pleasures, an occasional series. David Essex: Out On The Street.
Intergalactic Touring Band was the name of a pop/rock concept album released in 1977 by Passport Records in the US and on the Charisma Label in the UK; the 'concept' of the album is of the colonisation of space via multi-generational space travel and the eponymous 'Touring Band' was not an actual band but an … Continue reading Guilty pleasures, an occasional series. Intergalactic Touring Band.