Need a Tarantino fix? This is the playlist for you! – featuring artists like Jack Nitzsche • The Pussycats • The Statler • Brothers • T. Rex • The Antler King • The Hillbilly Moon Explosion • The Runaways • Dick Dale and his Del-Tones
For when you feel like watching the clouds morph with sounds from the 70s – featuring artists like Arthur Verocai • Nara Leão • Azymuth • Chico Buarque • João Donato • Airto Moreira • John Cameron
The work of Frank Zappa spans three decades and contains 60 plus albums. On top of all that, he is completely unique compared to most rock musicians that came out of the 60’s and 70’s. A “Where to Start” playlist seems very necessary for one to dive into the ingenious world of Zappa.
In the week of Valentine’s Day 1978, an anthemic and yet shocking protest song on a 4-track live EP sneaked under the radar to become a Top 20 hit in Britain. It was a song in which The Tom Robinson Band shamed a nation with a first-hand account of the abject indignity of being gay in 1970s Britain…
It seems unlikely that a ska revolution started at 51 Albany Road, Coventry – go ahead and take a look on Google Street View and tell me I’m wrong – but from these inauspicious surroundings, songwriting mastermind Jerry Dammers and his friends introduced the world to the music of the Caribbean filtered through the prism of the West Midlands.