Reason #347 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: End Of The Century

This one gets a bad rap, and to me it’s undeserved. It’s not a ‘punk album’, but come on, the Ramones were never really “punk” in the first place. Johnny was a card… Continue reading

The 5 Album Test

Have any of you out there heard of “The 5 Album Test”? If not, please go HERE to find out a little background on it, then come back. I’ll wait. Cue intermission video:… Continue reading

Reason #348 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: No More Cocoons

As much as I hate to admit it, my favorite punk band (and one of the most important bands of any genre and any decade, period!) went out with a whimper instead of… Continue reading

The Beach Boys

Not even Mike Love’s detestable existence can deter from the fact that The Beach Boys made some of the best, and most underrated, albums in the history of rock and roll. Now, I’ve… Continue reading

Reason #349 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Universal Juveniles

Oh, man, that’s an awful cover, isn’t it? Yes, guitarist Kim Mitchell does resemble Buffalo Bill from Silence Of The Lambs a bit (“It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it… Continue reading

The Led Zeppelin “Deluxe Editions”: An Opinion

“Part of the challenge and excitement of revisiting a record upon reissue is trying to hear the music again with fresh ears, seeing if you can tap into that feeling of discovery that… Continue reading

Reason #350 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven

By 1985 I was totally absorbed in “the New Wave” music, and before you say it I know that sounds horribly uncool. But way back then, when I popped a c-90 Maxell that… Continue reading

“What Have I Missed?” Pavement Edition.

A new series of posts entitled “What Have I Missed”, in which I ask you, constant reader, to educate me on why a particular band I don’t particularly care for, is worth my… Continue reading

Reason #351 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Strange Times

The Chameleons were a band that completely passed me by in the ‘80’s, and I really do mean completely. I must have heard Swamp Thing a few times because when I dipped my… Continue reading

A Big Tip ‘O’ The Hat to Vinyl Villain!

Thanks, Vinyl Villain, for the totally undeserved shout out! I appreciate it greatly, and anyone reading this who is not familiar with this top 1%’er blog should head over there immediately and get… Continue reading