Steve Swift’s Undiscovered Gems: C$sh by Nasty Rox Inc

You can call them groundbreaking. You can call them instigators. But Nasty Rox Inc just clicked. And rocked. Oh, how they rocked. Who Were They? Well, people tended to think Nasty Rox Inc were Dave Dorrell's band. And this was in 1988 so MARRS were a thing, in 1987 their 'Pump Up The Volume' was... Continue Reading →

Paul’s Boutique: A Steve Swift Overlooked Gem

No Paul's Boutique, no 'Sabotage'. In fact no Ill Communication. I'll see your Check Your Head and raise you again with this fabulous, and rather overlooked. It's odd. It's a mess. It's a sales disaster. That's a general feeling about Paul's Boutique. The first two are gloriously correct. The last? Here's what I think... Licensed... Continue Reading →

Jack White: The New Album’s A Fuzzy Fantasy

What will Jack White do next? That’s up to him, which is entirely the way it should be. He seems to straddle old and new music business mechanics, record label in place, his music entirely his enjoyment. The NME feel; ‘Then again, ‘Boarding House Reach’ was one of those benchmark albums that firmly states ‘anything... Continue Reading →

Taylor Hawkins Was More Than The Foo Fighters

I've never got into the Foo Fighters. Look, I've tried, so put that flaming torch down. To me, their music never made me smile as much as one of their members. Taylor Hawkins. And one of the saddest things about his untimely death is that we won’t get to hear where his musical journey would... Continue Reading →

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