Album of the Day
Ghost of Princes in Towers
Whether or not there was truth to Malcolm McLaren's claim that Glen Matlock was sacked from the Sex Pistols for liking The Beatles, the bassist's next band, Rich Kids, mixed punk with power pop strongly influenced by U.K. rock greats of the 1960s. The group released just one album before splintering, and GHOSTS OF PRINCES IN TOWERS is well worth a listen. Highlighted by such songs as “Marching Men,” “Lovers and Fools” and the glorious title track, the 1978 collection was produced by Bowie axe-slinger Mick Ronson (and features future Ultravox star Midge Ure on vocals and rhythm guitar). The underrated GHOSTS OF PRINCES IN TOWERS returns on vinyl in April for Record Store Day – don't miss it this time!