Archive for the ‘hero worship’ Category

The most underrated band in rock and roll? Perhaps. While Led Zeppelin bask in the glory of overexposure, Thin Lizzy languish in relative obscurity despite a run of amazing albums during the latter half of the seventies that outshine the parallel output of that oft-vaunted “greatest band in rock and roll history”. “The Boys Are […]

In absence of faith, the Clash were my surrogate religion. Joe Strummer was my saviour. The three-in-one; father, son and holy spook with a battered Telecaster and rotten teeth. Greasy quiff for a crown of thorns. Sweat and gob for holy water. Assigning supernatural importance to “rock stars” is nothing new, and I’m sure Lennon […]