Weatherall – Rest In Beats

He was a Larry Levan-cum-Malcolm Sargent for those of us who came of age in  clubs of the late 80s and early 90s. A backroom man quickly promoted to the main stage who convinced in the flesh and away from the decks, his pedigree never doubted and his star never dimming.

Brother on the Slide: the ‘clunky, funky’ story of the RAH Band. A British success borne out of soul weekenders, jazz arranging and noodling to emerge ahead of his time.

I was just a musician and I loved playing in a studio, recording. That was the heart of it and still is.’

Music: Bubblegum and leather vs psychedelic tension: the merits of Siouxsie Sioux and her Banshees’ B-sides

Both of these pioneering women made a sizeable mark in music – Blondie were semi-permanent mainstays in the pop charts throughout the Eighties – however it’s Siouxsie’s Banshees whose music, A and B sides, deserves another listen today.

Sleeve Story #1 – Cabin Stabbin… A house full of rum reggae toasters

Welcome to the first in an occasional series in which vinyl record sleeves are dissected for both being delightful and/or dumb ass.