Russell Gooding

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The Velvet Underground & Nico ~ Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico ~ Velvet Underground
I first heard this many years ago at the height of punk. even then it was an influence. Eater for example covered Waiting For the Man and Sweet Jane (a great track but not on this 1st record) on their 'The Album' in 1978.
I got thsi for a frined recently and re listened to my old copy. it still - 47 years after release - has the power and influence to shock etc. Its a mix of lovely pop songs with an edge - Femme Fatale, Ill Be You Mirror and There She Goes. Experimenatl songs with (at the time) totally new and dangerous themes: Heroin, Venus in Furs etc. But also experimentation gone a bit too far - the hard to listen too Black Angel Of Death, and the unlisteneable frankly European… Read more
The Best Of The Ruts ~ Ruts
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The Ruts came and went quickly, were a favorite on Peel, and produced a hadnful of cracking singles and 2 albums. One released after the sad deat hof the lead singer. This CD is a summary of those times & a very strong one. If you only know punk via The Sex Pistols or the Clash. Then this CD is very worth seeking out. I had the recrods in 1979, and I recently got this to re-visit them. This after I gound the youtube footage of the amazing concert in 2007 for the ailing guitarist Paul Fox, with Henry Rollins on vocals. Seek this out too. Its great. As is his story of the way it came about in adversity. All in all a CD containing half a dozen classic tracks. Also a couple showing that this… Read more