Category: 英国音楽

Coldplay!

無料体験レッスン アクセス Tel: 06-4397-0170 マイケルズイングリッシュスクール 天王寺英会話 Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! Cool Coldplay for Summer… Now here’s a band that everybody knows! From London to LA via Tokyo and Bangkok, most people can hum this band’s greatest hits. It’s great music to listen to on the road if you’re looking for travel music. Here […]

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Bee Gees!

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! You don’t have to be a disco fan or a child of the Seventies to enjoy the Bee Gees, but you just may become one within a few minutes of listening to them! “Staying Alive” Something funny happened the other day. I stepped into a fashion shop in Osaka. […]

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Siouxsie and the Banshees

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! Siouxsie and the Banshees Siouxsie and the Banshees (“Siouxsie” reads /su:zi/) was “one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era,” according to The Times. In the same article published on 27 November 2004, Nigel Williamson called their music “a form of post-punk discord full of […]

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Scott Walker

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! Scott Walker, the Anglo-Saxon Jacques Brel Early December last year, Michael’s English School’s musical blog featured Neil Hannon aka The Divine Comedy. The similarities between Hannon and Walker are very clear. Indeed the former lists the latter as one of his major influences. Both artists also share a common spiritual ancestor: the […]

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PJ Harvey

Hello again, happy New Year, and welcome to our first 2017 edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! PJ Harvey, a unique alternative talent in rock music Polly Jean Harvey, who had grown up on a farm in Dorset and learned the guitar from folk singer/songwriter Steve Knightley, drew attention with an album called Dry in 1992. Rid of Me came out the following […]

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Special Christmas Edition

Hello again, and welcome to our special Christmas edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! The Mediæval Bæbes The Mediæval Bæbes are an all-female musical ensemble with a passion for medieval music. Their albums feature poetry set to music (the lyrics on the track played during the opening sequence of the 2006 BBC four-part miniseries The Virgin Queen are an adaptation of a poem […]

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Dame Shirley Bassey

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! Dame Shirley Bassey Who doesn’t know Dame Shirley Bassey? In 1977, the Welsh singer received the BRIT Award for the Best British Female Solo Artist in the previous 25 years (the first of its kind as the awards ceremony was launched that year to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee). And 23 […]

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Colin Vearncombe aka Black

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! Not many, alas, will remember the wonderful Colin Vearncombe who went by the stage name of Black. Colin Vearncombe aka Black had hit the big time in the 1980sーmost notably with the song we have shared hereーbut by the end of the decade, disillusioned with the way […]

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Neil Hannon aka The Divine Comedy

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! The Man behind The Divine Comedy and The Duckworth Lewis Method… The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon is an original. The son of a Church of Ireland clergyman, he was born in Northern Ireland and grew up uneventfully in a smalltown called Enniskillen. In his early twenties, he spent countless nights […]

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Smiths!

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of 羽曳野古市英会話の英国音楽! The Smiths, not just your average Joes… The Guitar, the Lyrics, the Voice Whether you remember or not (or are too young to know) what went on during the 80s, many of the alternative bands you listen to today have been influenced by The Smiths. Johnny Marr’s distinctive […]

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