We haven't really looked back at live performances in our throwbacks, but the whole point of them is to look back at the biggest and best tunes and I think an argument can be made for Arctic Monkeys playing 'Mardy Bum' at Glastonbury 2013 to be one of the finest Glastonbury moments of all time!
‘Landslide’ is one of the most spell-bounding songs I have ever heard – it changed my complete outlook on music. This beautiful ballad filled with emotion moves me every time I hear it, I do not know what it is – Nicks’ delicate vocals or the poignant lyrics. This song is like your nanna, a comfort blanket for many. It wraps you up in a warm hug of Buckingham’s wistful acoustic guitar.
Often under appreciated, 'Tranquiity Base Hotel and Casino' has recently been at the centre of attention on social media, with lyrics written by Alex Turner back in 2018 supposedly predicting 2020. The lyric in question, taken from 'She Looks Like Fun' is "No one’s on the streets / We moved it all online / As of March." It is easy to see why people have drawn this conclusion, and if Alex Turner is anything like his well documented hero David Bowie, I wouldn't disagree that he has predicted the future.
This week’s throwback isn’t to a Kate Bush release or an Elvis release long before any of us were born, but to a gig which happened a mere six months ago. In February 2020, before our lives dissolved into a lull comprised on Zoom quizzes and rhythmically hitting a cooking pan with a wooden spoon at 7 o’clock every Thursday night, Sports Team played a riotous gig at their tiny local boozer in Camberwell. Although it was only a matter of years ago, the community spirit and collective euphoria feels decades away from where we are now.
Kate Bush is a legend in her own right. Coming onto the UK music scene while still a teenager, she became one of England’s best-selling artists. She made waves for female artists, having influenced artists such as Florence and the Machine and Lady Gaga. Nothing was going to stop the mysterious lady in red.
Before Spotify playlists, there was the art of compilation album. An album thatcontains lots of different songs from lots of different artists. Growing up thesealbums influenced my music taste heavily, with the 2006 edition of 'NME’sEssential Bands' compilations leaving a huge, lasting impact.