R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now (2011)

I didn’t like R.E.M. They were the band that likes shiny happy people, weren’t they? Then I discovered my mate Tony – whose music tastes I rated extremely highly – was a huge ...

Cinderella – Long Cold Winter (1988)

Long Cold Winter was Cinderella’s second album. I bought it on a whim in a record shop which is now a Hairdressers in my local town.  I had money to burn and at 14 I had to spend it. Besides I ...

Box Set: Terrorvision

Terrorvision are best described as fun. No technical geniuses in their line up, but their infectious pop tinged brand of rock music has kept me entertained for the last 18 years amazingly without sou...

The Almighty – Blood, Fire & Love (1989)

I was 14 when The Almighty released their debut album Blood, Fire & Love. They were from Glasgow (like me), played melodic rock music and came along at exactly the right time for this 14-year-old...