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Wow In Music – Take It With Me

20/11/2019 |

Darrell Mann

First up, no-one – no-one – writes lyrics like Tom Waits. He has the rare knack of hitting a nerve. The song ‘Take It With Me’ from his 1999 album, Mule Variations represents something of a high-point … Read More

Wow In Music – No Me, No You, No More

16/10/2019 |

Darrell Mann

I was reading the inspiring book, ‘Your Song Changed My Life’, by Bob Boilen a few weeks ago. In the book, Boilen interviews a number of my favourite artists asking them, per the book’s title, which music changed … Read More

Wow In Music – First We Take Manhattan

18/09/2019 |

Darrell Mann

With 20/ 20 hindsight, it makes perfect sense that Jennifer Warnes’ exquisite 1986 album, Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, became a critical and commercial success. After all, Cohen is now widely regarded as one of … Read More

Wow In Music – River

21/08/2019 |

Darrell Mann

 

Released in 1971 and produced by Reprise records, River is a contemporary folk song found on Joni Mitchell’s classic album, ‘Blue’. For some reason, even though it really isn’t really a Christmas song, it has somehow … Read More

Wow In Music – You Make My Dreams

17/07/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Something of a guilty pleasure of a song for this month’s ‘Wow’ feature. “You Make My Dreams”, sometimes incorrectly referred to as “You Make My Dreams Come True”, is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates, … Read More

Wow In Music – Shine On You Crazy Diamond

19/06/2019 |

Darrell Mann

After writing Dark Side of the Moon, their most commercial album to date, the four members of Pink Floyd were introduced to all of the trappings of international stardom. It is perhaps no surprise, therefore that the band’s … Read More

Wow In Music – Horses

15/05/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Pipping the Ramones’ first album to the post by five months, Horses is generally considered not just one of the most startling debuts in rock history but the spark that ignited the punk explosion.

Exactly forty-three years ago … Read More

Wow In Music – Here, My Dear / Let’s Get It On

17/04/2019 |

Darrell Mann

I have another theory. One I’ve had for a long time, but have never had the chance to really explore. Mainly because, outside the world of art, music and literature I wouldn’t know where to go find the … Read More

Wow In Music – Lost Ones

20/03/2019 |

Darrell Mann

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill. It was released on August 25, 1998. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 422,624 copies … Read More

Wow In Music – Happy

20/02/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Earworms. Yes. And no. Earworms are songs that you’re unable to get out of your head. Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes it isn’t. Scientists at the University of St Andrews have named the Top 20 official … Read More

Wow In Music – I Say A Little Prayer (x2)

16/01/2019 |

Darrell Mann

This month saw the sad passing of singer, Aretha Franklin, a woman who was blessed with arguably the greatest singing voice in the history of recorded music — and with it, the superhuman ability to make songs better … Read More

Wow In Music – The Downtown Lights

19/12/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I’m writing this at 3am, soft rainfall and ambient lightning flashes outside suggesting, at last, a break in the unstoppable summer weather, and all I want to do is stroll down to the street corner in my local … Read More

Wow In Music – Awaken

13/11/2018 |

Darrell Mann

1977. Punk had arrived. Which meant if you were Prog, you had suddenly become a dinosaur. Literally overnight. Some prog bands never recovered. Archetypal prog band, Yes, instead took the bit between their teeth and produced one of … Read More

Wow In Music – Wow In Music – Boogie Wonderland

24/10/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Disco music is one of the most denigrated of all the popular genres. For the most part there is good reason for the criticism. The cream, however, always rises given time, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s massive hit, … Read More

Wow In Music – Strawberry Fields Forever

19/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

One of the greatest singles of all time. An enduring classic that it is difficult to tire of listening to. Why is that?

Let’s start the investigation somewhere else. Somewhere a long way from the Beatles… The Pearl … Read More

Wow In Music – Cannonball

06/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In eager anticipation (on my part at least) for the new Breeders album and tour, this month we pay tribute to the bands’ 1993 classic, ‘Cannonball’.  The song comes from their 1993 album Last Splash. It was released … Read More

Wow In Music – Burn The Witch

18/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Burn the Witch” is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 3 May 2016 as the lead single from their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool. Radiohead developed the song for over a decade, … Read More

Wow In Music – Yesterday

15/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“I really reckon ‘Yesterday’ is probably my best song.”  This humble statement from Paul McCartney typifies what many believe to be the typical of how McCartney has behaved throughout his career.  Although when asked at different times through … Read More

Wow In Music – Marquee Moon

18/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

They were the first band to call the infamous CBGB in Lower Manhattan home and ignited the New York punk scene, but it took about three years for Television to release an album.

Several CBGB peers beat them … Read More

Wow In Music – Summertime In England

22/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In February 1980, Van Morrison and a group of musicians travelled to Super Bear, a studio in the French Alps, to record (on the site of a former abbey) what is considered to be the most controversial album … Read More