Jimi Hendrix – Loose Ends

At least they got the title right. After 1972’s War Heroes album, Jimi Hendrix’s friend and engineer Eddie Kramer had finally chosen to call it a day, deciding that he could no longer preside over the deceased guitarist’s legacy. Not so Michael Jeffrey, Hendrix’s manager, who had no scruples when it came to making money from… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Loose Ends

David Sylvian – A Victim of Stars

On the cover of this double CD compendium, we see David Sylvian appearing troubled and distraught, like a man caught in a moment of profound frustration, foundering upon his own search for philosophical insight. It’s a romantic image to be sure, and a more than appropriate one for an artist whose quest for beauty has never… Read More David Sylvian – A Victim of Stars

Thump'n Pig and Puffin' Billy Downunda

When in 1972 Warren ‘Pig’ Morgan was encouraged to record his first solo album, after having played with some of the best names in the Australian rock business, it wasn’t until he was relieving himself at a pub located on the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, that he saw written on one of the cubical doors the words… Read More Thump'n Pig and Puffin' Billy Downunda

Cold Chisel – Live At The Wireless

Today Cold Chisel is something of a musical institution, filling out stadiums and playing festivals across the entire country. So popular are they in fact I’m surprised that anyone applying for Australian citizenship must first be able to recite the lyrics to Khe Sanh before being handed their official certificate. How a song that was… Read More Cold Chisel – Live At The Wireless