Author Archives: Dave Thompson

Strawbs on the Road – part two


In part one, Dave Cousins celebrated Strawbs’ on-going US tour with some words about the current band, recent music, and the astonishing revision of their 1974 Hero and Heroine album that lies at the heart of their live set. But …

Book reviews – Murder Ballads, Piracy, Rare Bowie and Rip-offs


David Bowie – Rare Records Price Guide Volume One (Singles 1964-2016) by Tamsin Darke Createspace ISBN 978-1523856268 Goldmine’s latest price guide gives David Bowie a couple of pages.  Record Collector’s smaller format surrenders a couple more.  Tamsin Darke’s prosaically …