Guest Review: Lostprophets Live At The Engine Shed

November 30, 2009

For what is a first for Music On The Mind, we have a guest review from Calum Fuller! It’s top-notch stuff.

It’s been a full four years since Lostprophets last released an album. You would be forgiven for thinking that they will have fallen off the country’s musical radar as a result of such an unseemly gap in their output. They haven’t, though. They’ve stuck around, and with the repeatedly delayed album The Betrayed seemingly imminent, I was intrigued to see how the 5-piece had evolved in that time. By happy accident, it turned out to be their last gig of the decade, something which provided singer Ian Watkins and guitarist Lee Gaze plenty of comic relief. Read the rest of this entry »

A Look At U2 And Their Glasto Headlining

November 23, 2009

If you hadn’t already checked Pitchfork or NME today then you’ll be blissfully unaware that U2 are headlining next year’s Glastonbury festival. I’m going to make it known early on in this piece that I fucking hate U2. I have nothing positive to say about them at all. They don’t evoke any emotion in me at all other than the desire to take a sledgehammer to my stereo. Admittedly it is mainly Bono himself who annoys me; sneakily walking between the shadows of God and Bob Geldof, poking his head out whenever there’s a disaster or an appeal he hasn’t yet lent his name to. Read the rest of this entry »

A Good Cover? You’re Kidding!

November 19, 2009

It’s not often that cover versions of songs actually excite me, let alone creep their way up my Top 25 Most Played on iTunes – but this one is different. Breed 77 have recently released their politically-tinged LP Insects which includes as the last track a cover of Zombie by The Cranberries. Read the rest of this entry »

Unsung Heroes Of 70s Punk

November 17, 2009

I was sat around the other day spinning various records and I decided to put on the No Thanks! The 70s Punk Rebellion box set as I hadn’t listened to it all the way through and I’ve had it for over a year. There’s some obvious mentions in there; The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, New York Dolls – Personality Crisis and Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop to name a few. However once I reached disc two I discovered a fantastic song by seemingly unsung heroes of the 70s punk movement, the song is called First Time and is by The Boys. Read the rest of this entry »

The Spotify Top Spot-Check

November 16, 2009

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were sat at his house before heading out to the pub to watch the football. After a few beers and listening to some music our attention turned to Spotify, and more importantly the Top Hits section. For those of you who don’t have Spotify; a) you have lost the game and b) it’s the top 5 most played tracks by a particular artist. Read the rest of this entry »

Playlist: November 2009

November 4, 2009

That’s right, it’s the start of another month so it’s a new Spotify playlist from Music On The Mind! Even though Christmas is slowly dragging itself toward us, there’s no mention of it on this here playlist as it’s only bloody November! Regardless of what decorations you local supermarket has you believe, it is not yet Christmas time. With that said, here’s some tunes to nod your head and tap your feet to!

No real theme to this playlist, just some good ol’ fashioned music that you’ll hopefully enjoy.