Music Review: Altered Images, Tom Bailey, and The Human League

Further to some posts where I reviewed albums (e.g. “Europa” by Holly Johnson, “432-1 Open The Vein” by Nasher, “Transcendance” by Berlin, “Science Fiction” by Tom Bailey, and “Essential” by T’Pau), this post is about a recent concert that I went to. The concert was on 17 December 2021 and the headline act was The…

Science Fiction by Tom Bailey – Wonderful Escapism

As I mentioned in my post about influential albums… Science Fiction – Tom Bailey. Was so happy when Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins started making new material. Doesn’t disappoint. But I wanted to do an additional post, adding to other posts related to albums that I have been doing (see, for example, 432-1: Open…

1980s Japanese Pop Magazines – First Impressions

As I discussed in a previous post – British/European/American Music in Japan – I am conducting some research about ‘Western’ music in Japan. This research began as I am working on a book related to Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Japan was one of the few countries outside of Europe that they toured. Japanese versions of…

British/European/American Music in Japan

From time to time you come across magazines and articles suggesting that a particular British/European/American (hereafter referred to as ‘Western’) act is big in Japan. Although, through my various trips to Japan, I’ve never really had the impression that (m)any Western acts were successful there, I also had no particular reason to question it. At…

Influential Albums

I listen to music a lot. The first thing I do when getting my computer on, whether at home or at work, is to turn on iTunes and get music playing. I cannot work in silence. So when I was nominated on Facebook to post about my favourite/most influential 10 albums, I really struggled. In…