Reason #336 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Repo Man OST

This is most likely my favorite soundtrack of the 1980’s, aside from Bladerunner. This soundtrack, so far as I know, is the only place one can find the title track by Iggy Pop,… Continue reading

Reason #337 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: This Is The Day, This Is The Hour, This…Is This!

Holy crap! How many posts down and I haven’t mentioned this album yet? If I had to pick one album that pretty much defined my musical life for at least the whole of… Continue reading

Reason #338 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: HUP

When music talk turns to the topic of under appreciated artists the Wonder Stuff is always right near the top (Teenage Fanclub, Supergrass and Sloan are #’s 1 #2, and #3, respectively). They… Continue reading

Reason #339 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: The Black Album

Just look at that album cover. I mean, how much more black could this be? The answer is, of course, none. None more black. The Black album is where Damned singer Dave Vanian’s… Continue reading

Reason #340 Why The ’80’s Din’t Suck: The FInal Cut

The Final Cut was the only Pink Floyd album I bought on the first day of release. In 1979 when the Wall came out I was barely 11, and my record collection were… Continue reading

Reason #341 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: The History Mix, Volume 1

I was all ready to do a post on Lol Creme and Kevin Godley’s best album (as a duo. their best work was obviously during their time with 10cc), Freeze Frame, until I… Continue reading

Reason #342 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Chinatown

Just what kid of a band is Thin Lizzy, anyway? Growing up, I admit I knew next to nothing about these guys. I was 12 when Chinatown was released, and Singer/Songwriter/Phil Lynott was… Continue reading

Sloan: Commonwealth

A great review of a great album by one of my all-time favorite Canadian bands! If you’re not familiar with this band I’d suggest you start here, and get caught up! For those… Continue reading

Reason #343 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Underwater Moonlight

The nice thing about having a shitty year in new album releases is that it frees me up to explore little gems I missed the first time around. I have been familiar with… Continue reading

A Quick One, For All My Canadian Friends…

Did you know that this look…denim shirt, jeans and jacket…was called a “Canadian Tuxedo”? Neither did I, but it makes sense in a weird, yet totally hilarious, kind of way. Don’t you agree?