Tag Archives: Texas

Texas, Gig Review. Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

There is the sense of power that a band can bring to the Philharmonic Hall which you could only wish that if bottling plants had the power, they might just have the sensation of the year, a sense of quality that should be available to all but in which seems to reside in those who have given their all. When a band like Texas come to Liverpool, the only response possible is to sit back, enjoy the ride and take note, for as all in the Philharmonic Hall were bound to say at the end of the night, this was a band who had tremendous fun.

Texas, Jump On Board. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Somewhere across an ocean they talk of Texas as the Lone Star State, the place where everything is a little bigger than anywhere else, where money and riches are second nature, where life is somewhere to dream of living. Elsewhere Texas is a state of mind, a symbol of music at its very best, where humility is the watchword, where life is a place in which emotion and dreams are part and parcel of the gift of music. This Texas is arguably a finer place to find yourself residing for a while, it is certainly the position in life in which it is always more beautiful to Jump On Board.

Ashbury Keys, Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Going back to the beginning of a band’s career can seem sometimes as if you are resurrecting a forgotten beast that’s been left to graze on green pastures for too long. In groups that have been part of your life seemingly forever, it’s a chance to wallow in glories, of half remembered gigs that you attended before they struck it big and the cost of going to see them became too expensive as more and more corporate claws wormed their way into the soul of the band. The music is a memory of mates long since buried or who have fallen by the way side as you move away promising to write but never quite finding the right time or the right words to tell them.

Texas, The Conversation. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Texas have been away for an eternity, the self-imposed hiatus that the group have kept to religiously looked like never ending and since 2005’s release of The Red Book, it looked as if the hiatus was going to end up as a permanent closure. One of the finest Scottish acts would be no more. Never doubt though, always believe that as long as a band have the willing then at some point they will come back together and make a near masterpiece that Di Vinci, Constable or Pitman would have been proud to take ownership of. Where The Red Book faded away, The Conversation never looks as if it could be stopped being talked about.

Ashbury Keys, Wake Up. E.P. Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

The gentle refrain of well observed lyrics and well played music is not a usual thought when people think of Texas or its arts side. Although Pantera and Bowling For Soup, arguably two of the better known bands that British audiences will be aware of, divide music opinion, one with their own particular brand of Thrash Metal and the other for their party driven image, they still have a considerable following.

Star Of American Television, Larry Hagman, Dies Aged 81.

For many television viewers, Larry Hagman was one of the most well-known actors of his generation. His time on the television series I Dream of Genie and the 1980’s hit American television soap opera Dallas has gone down in the annals of popular culture and with his sad death a chapter of this has passed with him.

Larry Hagman was born on September 21st 1931 in Weatherford, Texas and in a career that lasted over 60 years he was embroiled in some of the most fantastic story lines in television history. The son of television and Broadway actress Mary Martin and Benjamin Hagman, the television actor was best known for playing the hard-nosed oil baron J.R. Ewing in Dallas and the astronaut Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson in the sitcom I Dream of Genie opposite Barbara Eden.