Henry Badowski is a multi- instrumentalist, who made just one album and a handful of singles before slipping out of view in 1981. Up to that point he'd played drums, bass or keyboards with a number of punk-related bands such as The Good Missionaries, Chelsea and (the briefly re-named Damned) The Doomed.
Over 30 years later, I can
still recall my initial
reaction when I first heard
this terrific song. I was
momentarily convinced that
Syd Barrett had made a
miraculous recovery and was
making records again. Even
now I can appreciate why my
imagination made that brief, optimistic leap.
'My Face' is a great 'lost'
single if ever there was one
and is probably the song
that has featured on more of
the years than any other in
Talking of Syd - it was six years ago last week that he passed away. He was a man who made an indelible mark on my listening habits and musical taste, even though his recording career was over before I bought my first record - here's a reminder why.
From 1977 to 1980, brothers Chip Kinman and Tony Kinman were the backbone of radical Californian punk band The Dils. Following a relocati...
To celebrate Terry Hall's 59th birthday, here's a great clip of him covering 'Sorrow' in 2014, with the assistance of fri...
Jason Molina passed away five years ago today, at the tragically early age of 39. Mrs S & I were lucky enough to see him in concert t...
After a break of over 20 years I thought I'd have another bash at growing a goatee. In the late 90s the hair may have started to grey...
Yesterday we made the 75 mile round trip to vist Mrs S's Mum on Mother's Day, stopping off en route to drop in on her paternal Gr...