Thursday, February 22, 2024

In Conversation with Homer Flynn

Just as in 1974 when their first album, “Meet the Residents” entered an unsuspecting world, The Residents defy easy description and remain as enigmatic and mysterious as ever. No-one truly knows who the band members are or were; their styles range from seemingly novelty covers to scabrous cultural and social commentary to inspired rock and […]

Sir Lord Baltimore The Complete Recordings 1970-2006

Now, let’s not get carried away. Sir Lord Baltimore’s rather paltry output essentially zooms in on 1970’s debut album, Kingdom Come and the following year’s self-titled release – 2006’s significantly delayed affair skews the figures somewhat. Indeed, the band’s history is littered with brevity and low numbers – their lifespan; their live appearances (though always […]

The Wretchedness of Clapping

The decline of the Human Race can be pin-pointed very precisely to a cold afternoon in 2007. This is as very precise as things need to be. On this cold afternoon, the assembled crowd at Maine Road, then home ground of Manchester City, paid tribute to one of their most beloved servants, squeaky-voiced imp, Alan […]