Category Archives: Record Of The Day

Record Of The Day: Propaganda – Sparks

I’d never heard of Sparks until a couple years ago when I started listening to Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews on the BBC. Both Mark and Simon mentioned the band several times, and then I think they played … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle – Bruce Springsteen

This album was released into the world one day after I was. I listened to it for the first time today and it’s fabulous. I’d heard several of the songs before: popular live closer “Rosalita” as well as “Kitty’s Back” … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: Making Movies – Dire Straits

Dire Straits has made it onto Record Of The Day once before, and let’s be honest, they’ll probably be here again. I adore this band. Part of the reason I love them so much is because of Douglas Adams, who … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: Going Back To Brooklyn – Dave Van Ronk

“From Jen-ghis Can to the Fuller Brush man, they’re just a bunch of losers like me.” That’s the last line of the first song on this world-weary and wonderful record, as least as well as I can render it phonetically. … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: Ooh Child – Various artists (Pickwick Records)

First things first. “Ooh Child” by Stair Steps is one of the best feel-good songs ever recorded. And the rest of this collection, released by Pickwick Records in cooperation with Buddha Records, is top-notch, from “This Is My Country” by … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: Me Myself I – Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading + David Letterman’s band + The E Street Band = FUN.

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