Reason #335 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: In Bath Of Bacon

This debut album by The Jazz Butcher is a rough diamond, containing the definitive version of Partytime, one of their most recognized and adored tracks. Allmusic states that “The songs here ( In… Continue reading

Welcome To My Nightmare

I can remember spending cold, summer nights at our cottage (in Grand Bend, Ontario, for those who care about such details), sometime around 1978 or maybe ’79, listening to Alice Cooper’s Welcome To… Continue reading

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