Underground Playground

Curtis Mayfield

Don't Worry If There's Hell Below We're All Gonna Go Curtis Mayfield’s life began in the city of music. Chicago was the home of the Blues and fro...

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Seminal Music & The Art of Design

Inspiration Information      I am fortunate to own a few Tonic suits; the 3 Ply Tonic Ginger Mohair wears me like a perfect day but the Antique Go...

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Sly & The Family Stone

Fred Wesley, a key player in James Brown’s mind-blowing 60’s and 70’s masterwerks, before heading to hyper-space with Parliament-Funkadelic, recko...

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Wrangler

It was both a pleasure and an education to grab an hour of Steve Mallinder’s time over a cuppa to find out what the co-founder of Cabaret Voltaire...

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Ian Brown

Keep What You Got By Giving It All Away  29th of October 1996. A small gathering of seekers meet in my flat, plotting to free minds so asses will...

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Neil Young

The world is turning I hope it don’t turn away    Its inevitable and also positive for artists and their fans  to find the fork in the road and go ...

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Genius of Gene Clark

One of the first bands I ever fell in love with was The Byrds. I will never forget the jingle jangle morning when I bought a ‘best of’ from Woolw...

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The Velvet Underground

Velvet Psychology  “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies but everyone who bought it formed a band”. Brian Eno. "Life in a tra...

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Lee Scratch Perry

“No matter what your colour is, white or pink, your shadow is always black.” Lee Scratch Perry In an interview with Bob Marley from the late 1970’s...

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The Flaming Lips

Plotting coordinates beyond the crossing point of light since 1993 A welcome return to the Earth's atmosphere with the release of The Flaming L...

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Which band would you like to see reform in 2017?

Return of the man who came back  I would rather U2 split-up than any other band reform; apart from The Jam; The band who used to play for kids at...

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The History of the Famous Flying V Guitar

59 years ago, today, in 1958, Gibson patented its Flying V electric guitar, later made famous by Jimi Hendrix before it became synonymous with meta...

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