I must confess I only half like Oasis, however, given I’m currently sharing Manchester bands and groups whose members are local to me, it can’t get much closer than Oasis who were born and bread in Burnage, the suburb of Manchester where I now live. Sadly Noel and Liam Gallagher are not particularly functional people […]
19th — 25th September 2020
Yesterday I shared a hit from Joy Division. As mentioned in yesterday’s post, after Ian Curtis committed suicide the remaining band members formed the band New Order. This is probably their best known hit. Now I have lived more than half my life in Manchester, I guess bands that were home grown in Salford are
Yesterday I shared a hit by the band the cure. The cure and Joy division often played gigs together with Joy Division opening their concerts. Of course Joy Division’s music is anything but joyful and one of their founding members, Ian Curtis was a tragic figure suffering long term depression which led to him to
One of the funny things about doing Covid Island Discs is that even after citing hundreds of songs you suddenly realise you have completely left out a major rock group. It dawned on me I have not as yet had a Cure song so here is one of their most famous ones. I think they
This song was a major hit one year when I was visiting Sydney. I like the concept of this song: the loyal daughter writing home to her mother about her life and how everything is under control. The music instrumentation is very calm and collected as she phrases her letter to her Mum but then
Hope she’s right especially in relation to the current political and environmental situations we find ourselves in.
This song I first shared all the way back when I was doing Covid Island Discs on Facebook. Little did I know then that I would still be sharing songs six months later. Given 2020 is a leap year, day 183 is exactly the six month mark so what better way to celebrate (if you