Jon Rogers examines the short-lived but influential career of the Specials, whose two albums, 'The Specials' and 'More Specials', have just been re-released in remastered double CD editions
Siouxsie And The Banshees
Jon Rogers examines the latter years of Siouxsie and the Banshees, who have just reissued their final four albums, 'Through the Looking Glass', 'Peek-A-Boo', 'Superstition' and 'The Rapture'
In the final part of his three part series on the Velvet Underground's 1968 second LP 'White Light/White Heat', Jon Rogers examines critical perception of it since its release and its recent box set
In the second part of his three part series on the Velvet Underground's second LP 'White Light/White Heat', Jon Rogers continues to reflect upon its seminal impact
In the first part of a three part series Jon Rogers examines the recording and making of the Velvet Underground's 1967 second album, 'White Light/White Heat'
Jon Rogers is impressed by 'The Complete Sussex and Columbia Album Masters', a new nine CD box set from soul giant Bill Withers
In the fourth part of his history on the Velvet Underground leading up to the release of their debut album 'The Velvet Underground and Nico', Jon Rogers describes a disastrous trip to California, which nevertheless allows the group to do some more recording and to finish off the classic album
Jon Rogers in the final part of his five part series on the Velvet Underground reflects upon critical reaction to their 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' album upon its release in 1967, and examines its new six CD box set
The Velvet Underground's classic 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' will be re-released in October in a five CD box set. In a multi-part series, Jon Rogers writes of the band's history up until its release. He begins by examining their first few months together
In the second part of his history on the Velvet Underground leading up to the release of their debut album 'The Velvet Underground and Nico', Jon Rogers writes of their first meeting with Andy Warhol and of them being introduced to Nico
With Nico having become a reluctant member of the band, Jon Rogers in the third part of his series on the Velvet Underground reflects on their Exploding Plastic Inevitable residency in New York, and recording continuing on their influential debut album, 'The Velvet Underground and Nico'
Jon Rogers examines the remarkable history behind Nico's 1974 fourth album album 'The End', which about to be re-released was recorded in tribute to her late lover the Doors' Jim Morrison and also was inspired in part by the notorious German terrorist group, the Baader-Meinhof gang
In the third part of his four part series, on New York's late 1970's confrontational No Wave movement, Jon Rogers reflects upon Brian Eno's album 'No New York', which featured four of its acts Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions, Mars and DNA.
Jon Rogers in the fourth and final part of his No Wave series examines Glenn Branca's band DNA and the long-term impact of the short-lived, but influential movement
In the first part of a four part series, on New York's late 1970's confrontational No Wave movement, Jon Rogers examines the impact of two of its most principle bands, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and DNA
In the second part of his four part No Wave series, Jon Rogers reflects upon the influence of the saxophone-playing James Chance and his band the Contortions
Despite taking two years to make, Jon Rogers finds fly-on-the wall documentary 'Lemmy' to be lacking in insight and new information about the legendary Motorhead front man
Jon Rogers reflects on the extraordinary life of Slits front woman Ari Up, who died at the age of 48 on the 20th October
With 'His Greatest Misses' a new compilation of his work out, Jon Rogers reflects upon the idiosyncratic solo career of musicians' musician and former Soft Machine member, Robert Wyatt
Jon Rogers reflects upon the musical career and comeback of Frank Sinatra in the Fifties
Jon Rogers examines the short, but influential career of late 80's/early 90's American indie rock trio Galaxie 500, whose three albums have just been reissued
Jon Rogers examines the career and life of influential David Bowie and 'Ziggy Stardust' guitarist Mick Ronson, whose two own solo albums have recently been re-released
American folk and protest singer Woody Guthrie's work has recently been compiled together and remastered on a four CD box set, 'My Dusty Road'. Jon Rogers examines and considers his career and tragic life
Jon Rogers reflects on the history of 80s blues punks, the Gun Club, who have recently had reissued thier second and third albums, 'Miami' and 'The LA Story', and also an EP, 'Death Party'
Jon Rogers, in the first part of a two part profile, examines the history of seminal German electro outfit Kraftwerk, and 'The Catalogue', a new box set, which collects together all their albums between 1974 and 2003...
...while in the second part he looks at their influence on acts as diverse as David Bowie, Afrika Bambaataa and Ian Dury
Public Image Limited
Jon Rogers asks what music audiences can expect from John Lydon's decision to reform Public Image Ltd after an absence of seventeen years for some live shows
Jon Rogers examines the latter period of the career of psychedelic drone rockers, who have just had their final two CDs,'A Gilded Eternity' and 'The World in Your Eyes', re-released
In tribute to their guitarist Ron Asheton who died recently, Jon Rogers examines the career of the Stooges, and reflects upon their influential first two albums, their self-titled 1969 debut album 'The Stooges' and its 1970 sequel, 'Fun House'
Jon Rogers examines the career of 1980's psychedelic drone rockers Loop, who have just had their first two albums, 'Heaven's End' and 'Fade', reissued on CD
Jon Rogers devotes a day listening to some of the most unlistenable albums of all time including albums by Lou Reed, Royal Trux, John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Jon Rogers profiles Tom Waits' new three CD box set, 'Orphans'