Colosseum Live

A Rope Ladder to the Moon If there’s something that really pisses me of, it’s that in the chaotic world we happen to live in,...

Kiss – Alive!

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 16th May 1975 If only I could be one of the Kiss. Not any Kiss. The here and now Kiss! Tonight’s Kiss,...

Tito Schipa, Jr. – Orfeo 9

Orfeo 9 forever It was 1974. I was 16 and had a girlfriend who had just given me Tito Schipa Jr’s Orfeo 9 (Orpheus 9),...

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus

Tarkus… how can I forget it? It was my very first LP, bought for 3500 lire at the ‘Disco Club’ in Milan at the...

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

With their diseases and orgasm drugs and their sexless parasite life forms - Heavy Metal People of Uranus wrapped in cool blue mist of...

Led Zeppelin IV

  Headley Grange, East Hampshire. A characteristic Victorian house in the British countryside, with austere brickwork elegance and large windows overlooking an impeccable lawn. The...

Genesis – Selling England By The Pound

  “You were there when we needed it”. These were Phil Collins’s last words to the 500.000 fans at the Genesis concert at Rome’s Circo...

The Clash – London Calling

  Every decade has its symbols, its icons, its landmarks and its music is no exception. The eighties were the years of Duran Duran, Spandau...

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking

Los Angeles, 1987. The Sunset Strip shimmers, swarms to a hybrid beat of pop, metal and glam fashion. Harley Davidsons, fishnet stockings, studs, black...

Fabrizio De André – Storia di un impiegato [A Clerk’s Tale]

  Storia di un impiegato, the sixth studio LP by Fabrizio De André, written with Giuseppe Bentivoglio and Nicola Piovani, came out in 1973. Like...

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Rishi Dastidar: Nations appear to be timeless, but they are inventions

Rishi Dastidar: “Nations 'appear' to be timeless, but they are inventions, human inventions, as much as the steam engine, the microchip, dare I say...