A sport in which two competitors alternately cerebrally tax each other’s brains one moment and then physically beat each other’s brains out the next… Senses reeling and heart pounding after a round of pugilistic pummeling, it’s time to gather thoughts, sit quietly and marshal chess pieces. It sounds like the stuff of Monty Python. But this is a reality!
Amy Winehouse represented so much that is messed up about contemporary life, music and media. Her life was short, messy and her artistic output relatively small – two studio albums, one live album. It was a life played out to its sadly inevitable premature conclusion and was documented all the way downhill by a voracious tabloid media.
This is one for the serious music fans…
In 1967 The Small Faces broke new ground when they wrote Itchycoo Park. This psychedelic pop/rock track was a huge hit single in the UK and USA and took what had previously been a Mod band into new pioneering territory.