#MindTheBand 2022: round-up

Continuing the tradition of rounding things up in a belated fashion… I’m finally drawing a line under this year’s #MindTheBand! I’m still keeping everything crossed that they might decide to mark the 25th anniversary of Word Gets Around in concert fashion, but I’m well aware that this is quite unlikely; Stereophonics are well booked up over […]

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#MindTheBand: “I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio” – Scream Above the Sounds

Performance (& Cocktails)Release date: 27 October 2017UK chart peak: #2Running time: 46:29Singles: All In One Night, Caught by the Wind Scream Above the Sounds had a mixed response from critics, but was still a hit with fans. It had a varied international performance, reaching the top ten in three other countries: Ireland (#9), New Zealand […]

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#MindTheBand: “I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio” – Word Gets Around

Performance (& Cocktails)Release date: 25 August 1997UK chart peak: #6Running time: 42:02Singles: Looks Like Chaplin, Local Boy in the Photograph (original release – #51, re-issue – #14), More Life in a Tramp’s Vest (#33), A Thousand Trees (#22), Traffic (#20) Though Word Gets Around ended up performing incredibly well in the UK, eventually going 3x […]

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#MindTheBand 2022: Diary

This time round I’ll be out & about quite a bit each day, whether I’m off to work or on day trips, so I thought it would be worth the effort of the diary post idea for 2022. As always, my daily endeavours will find their way onto my Instagram stories, so do keep an […]

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#MindTheBand 2021: round-up

As seems to be the norm for my challenge weeks now, here’s an incredibly belated round-up… It’s a good thing I was pretty good at updating the daily diary entry, as well as eventually getting a few proper posts done – though not as many as I had planned. To be honest, given how inconsistent […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Parallel Lines

The VitalsRelease date: 23 September 1978UK chart peak: #1Running time: 39:06Singles: Picture This (#12), Hanging on the Telephone (#5), Heart of Glass (#1), Sunday Girl (#1) Although Blondie had enjoyed success prior to Parallel Lines, this was the album that brought them attention across the globe, hitting the top 40 in Italy & Finland (#11), Norway […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

The VitalsRelease date: 5 January 1973UK chart peak: #41 (1985)Running time: 37:08Singles: Blinded by the Light, Spirit in the Night Though Bruce Springsteen’s debut album received pretty positive reviews, that didn’t translate into immediate chart success – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. peaked at #60 in the USA, #71 in Australia, and #35 in Sweden. It made […]

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