Reason #220: Feed Us A Fetus, and many more…

Full disclosure: I don’t listen to much hardcore punk nowadays, but I devoured it in the early-mid ’80’s. This post will serve as representation for all of the puerile, silly, stupid hardcore I… Continue reading

Reason #225-221: It Came From Canada!

There were three major outlets for kids to find out about new bands before the internet: friends, magazines and compilation albums. I relied most heavily on the first two, but occasionally I would… Continue reading

Reason #226: Tyrants Of Teen Trash

I remember being handed a copy of the Lenny Kaye curated “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts Of  The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968”  and being completely overwhelmed by what I was hearing. It opened my mind… Continue reading

Shine A Little Love

“The treasure chest of unheard and under-appreciated bands must surely be running dry, what with us coming close to two full decades of CD-Age vault-plundering and with multitudes of internet sites cratedigging for… Continue reading

Reason #227: No Sleep ‘Till Hammersmith

Lemmy is gone, goddammit! No more new Motorhead albums. Bummer! I swear I thought if anyone was going to outlive Keith Richards it was going to be Lemmy. But no, he is gone… Continue reading

Reason #228: Swoon

Prefab Sprout is one of my all time favorite bands, but I absolutely hate their name. It’s one of those band names that just sounds pretentious, stand-offish and just plain dumb. As a… Continue reading

Reason #229: State Of Confusion

Let’s end April with another Kinks album, shall we? State Of Confusion, the last Kinks album I ever bought on vinyl, came out in 1993 and contained two of their biggest hits to… Continue reading

Reason #230 : One For The Road

The Kinks reached their goal to be stadium giants in the early ’80’s, and this is the document to prove it. I  saw the tour for Give The People What They Want, and… Continue reading

Vinyl Diggers

Quick plugola for a new group page myself and a couple of friends have created on Facebook: Vinyl Diggers. We needed a place where we could show off our finds after a day… Continue reading

Reason #231: Junk Culture

After the creative masterpiece (and commercial flop) that was Dazzle Ships, OMD rebounded with what was at the time their poppiest album to date, Junk Culture. But that is not really true. Aside… Continue reading