Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday With Mike.

Here's something I may continue with. We'll see.

From his performance at Montreux in 1981 here's Mike Oldfield with a live version of "Punkadiddle," first released on the 1979 album Platinum. The song was said to be Oldfield's response to punk, which he had little fondness for, unlike some of his contemporaries. (Although at 26 he wasn't much older, if at all, than some of the actual members of punk bands were.) He even claimed at one point that punk was almost an insult to music. The fact that his label, Virgin, signed quite a few punk bands while not allowing Oldfield what he felt was sufficient freedom in what he put out has been suggested as part of the reason for his emnity.

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