Jazz at the pawnshop

Arne Domnérus & Friends – Jazz at the Pawnshop

These are probably the most famous audiophile live jazz recordings every made. The music was recorded in a small jazz club in Gamla Stan in Stockholm named Jazzpuben Stampen, after… Read more


Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy listens to The Pixies’ Monkey Gone to Heaven

Once upon a time in America, college radio was THE vital ingredient in breaking new bands of the post-rock disposition. REM, U2, The Cure and The Smiths enjoyed heavy rotation… Read more

Classic Album Sunday - Marquee Moon by Television

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy Listens to Television ‘Marquee Moon’

Television undeniably exerted a significant influence over the evolution of punk rock, but upon hearing their music for the first time, the neophyte would most likely question how. When we… Read more


Classic Album Sunday’s Colleen Murphy listens to Watermelon Man

In the early 90’s I began to frequent David Mancuso’s Loft parties in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A private members-only affair that started in 1970, one had to be invited… Read more


Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy listens to Lou Reed ‘Satellite of Love”

Like most people into good music (wink), I was a huge Lou Reed and Velvet Underground fan in my teens. I  still am, most recently having been reminded of the… Read more

Classic Album Sunday's present Roxy Music's Avalon

Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy Listens to Roxy Music’s ‘The Main Thing’

I discovered Roxy Music as a teenager while working in a record shop. One of my co-workers continually raved about the band so I picked up a copy of their… Read more

Classic Album Sundays play A Tribe Called Quest

Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to A Tribe Called Quest

I was lucky to have lived in New York City during ‘The Golden Age of Hip Hop’. Not only could you hear the hottest jams spun by DJ Red Alert… Read more


Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to Electric Ladyland

‘Electric Ladyland’ is without doubt my favourite Jimi Hendrix album. ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ is certainly a strong contender and a close second but I feel Hendrix’s third album with… Read more

Classic Album Sundays present Cocteau Twins' Blue Bell Knoll

Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to Blue Bell Knoll

I cannot imagine I am the only female who as a teenager sat in her bedroom listening to the Cocteau Twins, making up my own “words” and inventing my own… Read more