Author Archives: Steve Binnie

David Bowie

David Bowie

Born David Jones, 1947, Brixton, London, UK. After a series of unsuccessful releases through the second half of the 1960s and a brief period as a one-hit wonder when Space Oddity reached #5 in the wake of the 1969 moon … read more

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

Formed 1983, New Jersey, USA: Jon Bon Jovi (John Bongiovi) – vocals; Richie Sambora – guitar; Alec John Such – bass; David Bryan (David Rashbaum) – keyboards; Tico Torres – drums. Bongiovi made his first professional recording in 1980, singing … read more

The Blow Monkeys

The Blow Monkeys

Formed 1981, UK: Dr Robert (Robert Howard) – vocals; Mick Anker – bass; Angus Hines – drums; Neville Henry – saxophone. Noted for their left wing political stance, the Blow Monkeys railed against Margaret Thatcher in a variety of musical styles, … read more

Pixies – “EP2”

The Pixies' "EP2" sleeve

The Pixies continue their policy of releasing new material in small doses with the arrival of a new EP, EP2, announced today. At the moment it seems to be available exclusively from the band’s official website in a variety of bundles ranging … read more

Blondie

Blondie

Formed 1974, New York, USA: Debbie Harry (ex-Wind In The Willows, Stilettos) – vocals; Chris Stein (ex-Stilettos) – guitar; Gary Valentine – bass; Jimmy Destri – keyboards; Clem Burke – drums. After minor success with their eponymous début album, Blondie … read more

Our Top 10 Albums of 2013

Top 10 albums of 2013

We’re not just here to look back at music made between 1980 and 1989, sitting in a rocking chair with a tartan blanket on our knees and moaning that all modern music is rubbish. To be fair, a lot of … read more

1989 Christmas Top 40

Andy Stewart

In many ways the last year of the decade wasn’t too dissimilar from the early years – people were still using synths and computers to make their records, except the computers were now the size of a suitcase rather than … read more