• Concert List 1990

    31 Jul 2006, 22:31 by KeithJenner

    Right, back to my list of concerts that I’ve been to. Part 3 covers 1990 and this was the year that I went to the most gigs with a total of 26.

    4th February 1990 – Atom Seed / Jezebelle / Chunk – The Marquee

    I had seen Atom Seed supporting Horse (London) the previous December and this was the first time that I saw them headlining a show. They were a pretty good live band.

    2nd March 1990 – The Quireboys / Red dogs – Guildford Civic Hall

    Another band that I had seen supporting previously. The support band on this day are another that I got into afterwards.

    3rd March 1990 – Kill City Dragons / Gunfire Dance / Slug The Nightwatchman – The Marquee

    This was more a case of wanting to go to The Marquee as some friends were visiting. I don’t know anything about any of the bands.

    March 1990 – Wolfsbane / Princess Pang – Astoria

    Don’t remember anything specific about this gig. It was the second time I saw Wolfsbane, following the Marquee show the previous year.

  • Concert List 1989

    27 Jul 2006, 12:28 by KeithJenner

    So, on to part 2 of my list of concerts that I’ve been to. This part covers 1989 which was the year that I started to get serious about it.

    The previous autumn, most of my friends had gone to university and, starting in the spring of 1989, myself and my friend Darren who were left behind started to head up to London more often to see various bands. We were both metal kids and there is a definite metal bias in the list for this year.

    13th March 1989 – Anthrax / Living Colour – Hammersmith Odeon

    It really surprised me to see this gig so early on the list. It was the State Of Euphoria tour I believe and this was the first time that I had been to the Hammersmith Odeon. The Odeon was a much nicer venue than the big arenas, although it was all seated. It is now known as the Hammersmith Apollo and doesn’t have as many concerts.

    I was never a big Anthrax fan, but I quite liked this album. I don’t have any specific memories of the gig, but do remember being a bit disappointed by Living Colour, who I had heard good reviews of.
  • Sadly neglected - Part 7 - The Top (or Bottom) 10

    11 Jul 2006, 00:22 by KeithJenner

    So, here we are then. It’s taken a while, but finally we’re onto the last 10. The ten artists in my record collection that have the fewest number of listeners on last.fm

    Rather than being a list of the dregs of the music world, the list so far has included bands who have recorded some quality music. Generally they have missed out on success through bad luck, bad management and just the simple fact that they haven’t been producing the music that the public (or more accurately, the media) have been interested in at the time.

    So far, we’ve had artists who have recorded some of my favourite albums, such as The Wrong People, breaking glass, England, Half English, Black Leather Mojo, Pawn Shop Guitars, Navigating By The Stars, Buffalo Nickel and Turn Me On, Im a Rocket Man. The top 10 continues in the same vein, including a couple of my all time favourites. I feel very sorry for all of you that haven’t had the opportunity to hear them.

  • Sadly neglected - Part 5

    9 Jul 2006, 14:03 by KeithJenner

    I’m really cracking through these now and here are numbers 30 to 21 in my rundown of the least listened to artists in my music catalogue. It includes a lot of bands that you may well not have heard of, but once again there’s some really good stuff here.

    30 – Honeycrack – 130 Listeners

    Another The Wildhearts spin off, this time featuring guitarist CJ, after he had left The Wildhearts. The debut album ProZaic was very impressive and they enjoyed a bit of success around that time.

    Again, this is an album that I still listen to lot, along with the accompanying singles. I believe that there was another album featuring demos and outtakes issued after the band had split, but I’ve never actually come across it.

    29 – Clam Abuse – 113 Listeners

    The last of the Wildhearts related bands in the list. I really like the album Stop Thinking, although I must say that I don’t listen to it all that often.

    It’s fair to say that the album is pretty varied and quite unlike the majority of Ginger’s other work. …
  • Sadly neglected - Part 2

    8 Jul 2006, 10:59 by KeithJenner

    I’m not sure whether anyone read the first part of this, and if so, whether you can stand another instalment, but here goes anyway pop pickers. Here’s numbers 60-51 in my chart of criminally underappreciated artists on last.fm

    If you missed part 1, this is a list of the artists in my media player collection (not including those only on compilations) who have the least number of last.fm listeners.

    60 – Billy Bragg and The Blokes – 507 Listeners

    I really hope that this comes in so low because people have tagged their copy of England, Half English as being by Billy Bragg. It is a very good album and every Billy fan should have one.

    If you’re in the States, it appears that you can get it off Amazon Marketplace for not much more than a dollar. Go on, you know you want to.

    59 – Tom Robinson – 477 Listeners

    Hardly surprising he is so low I suppose seeing as Tom Robinson Band only just get over 1,000 listeners and they have the classic 2-4-6-8 Motorway to help them along.