Toppermost round-up #10
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March 2016

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A selection of recent toppermosts

"This is as good a time as any to revisit the ELO back catalog and pick out the standout tracks that have meant so much to me since I first boarded the Wurlitzer-inspired neon space ship" READ ON
Uncle Tupelo
The Cure
Kevin Ayers
The Family Cat
Randy Travis
Red House Painters

From the Toppermost archive

Steely Dan
John Martyn
Manfred Mann
Dinah Washington
Kate Rusby
The Cars
"Somewhere in a parallel universe the greatest songwriters of all time will be getting their just rewards. Malcolm Eden of McCarthy will be collecting nods of approval for his political insight and articulate depictions of Thatcher’s Britain. Nigel Blackwell of Half Man Half Biscuit will be the newly crowned poet laureate, revered for his portrayal of everyday British life. And over there, just behind the staircase that goes both up and down at exactly the same time, stands Stephen Jones of Babybird"

Rubber City Rebels
from Akron, Ohio:

“We were all jut sick of being spoon-fed the music of the day so when the punk, new wave thing came along, there was a wide open door and we all just went through it.”

As good of a definition of what became known as the Akron Sound as I’ve ever heard.

In Memoriam


(8 January 1947 –
10 January 2016)



Glenn Frey

(6 November 1948 –
18 January 2016)




(24 October 1948 –
17 January 2016)



Paul Kantner

(17 March 1941 –
28 January 2016)


Just some of the artists
we'd like to see on here

who haven't appeared yet...!

Throwing Muses | Dead Boys | Edith Piaf | Grand Funk Railroad | Field Music | ABC | Osibisa | Johnny Thunders | Earth Wind & Fire | Billy Fury | Hank Williams | The Ventures | MC5 | Status Quo | Laura Viers | Stan Rogers | Simple Minds | Janis Martin | Andrew Gold | Alison Moyet | Juliette Greco | Tim Buckley | The Stylistics | Ray Charles | Bix Beiderbecke | Wanda Jackson | Buck Owens | Paul Butterfield | Wooden Shjips | Memphis Slim | Charlie Parker | Little Willie John | Moby Grape | Cisco Houston | Waylon Jennings | The Pretty Things | Sarah Vaughan | The Shirelles | Paul Revere & the Raiders ...

Coming soon

Arab Strap, The Electric Prunes, Liz Simcock, BOB, David Sylvian, Mission of Burma, Ace, Prolapse, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Shadows, Tindersticks, Ed Kuepper, Bill Evans, Judy Dyble, Slapp Happy, Del Amitri, City Boy, Fluke, Roy Orbison ...
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