When Blur and Pulp were announced as headlining acts, a certain generation of people got excited. This may be a sign of our age, or just that familiarity we all crave sometimes. I remember the summer of 1995 with the big Blur and Oasis battle. I remember long summer holidays filled with the sounds of Ash, Dodgy, Supergrass, and Sleeper. They were the days when the park across the road from my house had amazing outdoor music festivals with good bands.
Continue reading: Cast, Troubled Times Album Review
Cast's debut All Change gets the deluxe treatment just in time for the reunion. It must irk John Power that Cast have never been afforded the critical claim of his previous band The La's. When you consider their debut album is one of the classics of all time, it's easy to see why Cast are overlooked in the critical stakes. However to view Cast as also-rans is to do them a serious injustice as they were a good band in their own right as demonstrated by this album.
Continue reading: Cast, All Change - Deluxe Edition Album Review