Jarvis Cocker: A Different Class
“The great thing about music is that anybody can do it”, Jarvis Cocker once said. But if Cocker is the one setting the bar, we’d hate to test the theory of Pulp’s lyrical frontman.
The One True King: Chuck Berry
Transgressor of genres, pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, and the man Sir Mick Jagger credits with blowing “life into our dreams of being musicians” – The Rake honours rock deity Chuck Berry.
The Impractical Choice: Sonorous X Headphones
For roughly six-times the price of a brand new iPhone 7, you can pick up a pair of headphones which will make the Mp4s it puts out sound like a celestial choir in Heaven’s own opera house.
Stop Making Sense: David Byrne
One of American music’s great chameleons, the former Talking Head is a multi-instrumentalist known for his distinctive voice and surrealist fashion sense.
The Man Who Fell To Earth: David Bowie
As the one year anniversary of his death renews the world’s sense of mourning, The Rake takes a look back at the legacy of the late, great David ...
The Impractical Choice: the Berluti x Devialet ‘Cocoon’
With Christmas around the corner, allow us to shine a light on an object which curiously combines traditional craftsmanship and technical sound i...
Electric Warrior: Marc Bolan
The personification of the proverb ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’, Marc Bolan’s flamboyant style – both in his career and his clothes – mad...
Death of a Ladies’ Man: Leonard Cohen
On behalf of The Rake, Ed Cripps adds his own tribute to the swelling tide of sadness that has followed Cohen’s passing.