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Performance

Though it’s going on 40 years since Performance was made (1968, released in 1970) it is still the most modern of films with “adult themes” (philosophical and otherwise) from an age when films weren’t primarily made for fuckwits. The themes of social, sexual and gender identity make the fuss being made about these issues now seem so tired…

Bob Marley

Viewing this definitive, albeit hagiograhic, film on Bob Marley has reignited my interest in his music which I first came across, of course, via Clapton (two years earlier Jimmy Cliff and Johnny Nash gave me my first taste of reggae). It was when Sting came on the scene that my interest waned: about this time even Jagger’s silly effort…

The Killer and Rodders

From the album of duets entitled Last Man Standing. Strictly speaking Jerry is not alone – “Fats” is still with us and had a hit well before the others. Song List: Rock and Roll (with Jimmy Page) Before the Night is Over (with B.B. King) Pink Cadillac (with Bruce Springsteen) Evening Gown (with Mick Jagger…

Rolling Stones @ 50

Two of the highlights: Satisfaction left off because of stringent O2 time constraints. Telegraph Review Right about now the Stones’ 50th anniversary shows in London should kick off. My man on the inside tells me that the set list so far: Set list so far : 1-Wanna be your man 2-Get of off my cloud…