eclipsed No. 164 / 10-2014

21. January 2015

GENESIS - 40 years of "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"

It wasn't as if Genesis hadn't explored the idea of conceptual rock art before 1974. After all, the band had previously released "Supper's Ready", an epic that spanned an entire LP page, and in 1973 presented songs on "Selling England By The Pound" that were held together by a certain idea of Britishness. However, Genesis had not yet dared to produce a record that would tell a coherent story from beginning to end.

ROBERT PLANT - Escape to the front

SINÉAD O'CONNOR - Who's the boss here?

25. September 2014

SINÉAD O'CONNOR - Who's the boss here?

Little Bray on the Irish Sea is a place modelled on classic British seaside resorts. Without a pier, but with a long beach promenade, nice cafés and busloads full of pensioners and families with small children who want to sniff sea air in the cloudy Irish summer. And they probably don't even know whose front door they are strolling along on Strand Road, the main road on the waterfront. Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor resides with her four children in a large, white, two-storey building whose angles are in the Rastafari colours (it couldn't be more striking). A single mother who receives in leather trousers, T-shirt, pink slippers and with a freshly shorn head and striking tattoos on her face (red hearts on both cheeks). Although she cooks coffee and inquires about flight and arrival, she is not really cordial. More suspicious and hesitant. The chaos in the kitchen and living room is visibly unpleasant for her. Which is why she's asking to her first floor retreat.