After less action than you'll see from drying paint, yet another year of essential tracks goes live. As usual, send your abuse via the contact page along with any sensible suggestions where we've missed your favourite stuff but please, we know Russ Abbott's Atmosphere was a 1984 top ten hit but we've already ruled that out for many, many, many reasons...and some more after that too.
After last week's bonanza of newly added tracks, we've slogged away at some more. 1983 recommended listens now uploaded. Bung some more that we've missed our way via the contact page and we'll either add them or ignore you entirely as they fall short of the overall marks required from the large panel of well-respected and revered judges.
After much in-house fighting, a list of recommended tracks covering years 1976-1982 inclusive have finally been added to the essential tracks section. Before letting us know your disgusted thoughts via the contact page, bear in mind that the squabbling resulted in a couple of shiners, a few bruised ribs and even a broken nose. If for a miraculous reason your suggestions for additional tracks are accepted after careful scrutiny, you might even get a nod of acknowledgement from the webmaster. Alternatively, we may all just roll around the floor laughing.
As regular visitors will know, we're not exactly the most prolific content uploaders. So, for those of you who do visit more than just the once (until you realise that the site's about as interesting as the last minute football transfer deals on deadline day for your club as you watch each and every other club sign about 5 world class players while your own club does sweet FA) this is just to let you know we've brought the review sections up to date...for now at least,
Psychedelic masters The Brian Jonestown Massacre graced Brighton's Concorde 2 with their presence last night, getting in first before their old mates The Dandy Warhols arrive in town in July. Anton Newcombe and the band were in fine form, with not a single restarted number in sight (Anton's professional approach won't settle for anything less than perfection). With typically solid leading contributions from Matt Hollywood (despite his glasses going AWOL at one point), Frankie Emerson and of course Joel ("being Joel"), Ricky Maymi, Rob Campanella, Collin Hegna and Dan Allaire completed the line up for one of the venues most memorable moments of the year as they trawled through old favourites such as Anemone and Wisdom whilst adding several new numbers from this year's new album, Revelation. Catch them at Glastonbury TODAY!
Even when Mr Ware forgets that legendary snapping tool of his, he still manages to snatch some close up shots of hardcore action with his trusty iphone backup - see these pics of The Darling Buds from their London gig last night as evidence...
It's been a while since Mr Ware flexed his snapping tool muscles but here we are again: right at the front of the intimate show Blood Red Shoes performed at Resident Records in sunny Brighton just last month...
In a year that will see numerous landmark album anniversaries upon us, a new monthly series sees Stereoboard run the rule over a choice cut from each month throughout 2014. The first major album chosen that will be celebrating a milestone this year is the eponymous (later suffixed with the 'I') album from heavy rock pioneers, Led Zeppelin. Take a peek here...
Been having a catch-up with his legendary snapping tool has Mr Ware - after finally downloading from said tool, some largely satisfying shots of F.U.R.S. now adorn our blog below...
Welsh rockers Stereophonics took to the stage at Brighton Centre last week as part of their Graffiti on the Train tour. Catch some snaps of the event below...