Reason #344 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: I Often Dream Of Trains

I feel supremely confident that Mr. Robyn Hitchcock will be represented on this list by no less than 6 entries, representing pretty much a vast majority of his ‘80’s output. This is #2… Continue reading

“What’s Wrong With Kids Today”, and “Let’s Take A Trip To The Island Of Misfit U2 Albums”

Everyone up to speed on the U2/Apple debacle? If not, please go HERE. If you’re one of many who had the album Songs Of Innocence “gifted” to you by Apple and the band,… Continue reading

Reason #345 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Tug Of War

My first experience with the music of Paul McCartney was, of course, hearing the Beatles. It was the RED double compilation album. My first experience with Wings was through their excellent, 1978 single… Continue reading

Reason #346 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Black Sea

XTC are one of the greatest bands to come out of Britain since…, well, ever. This is not speculation and neither is it a matter of taste. It simply is. There is a… Continue reading

Best Albums Of 1983

Twas the year US Troops invaded Granada; The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their debut album; Thatcher is re-elected by a landslide in Great Britain; Klaus Barbie is officially charged with Nazi war… Continue reading

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