Reason #317 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Hot Space

Hot Space is to Queen what Cruising is to Al Pacino. Misunderstood and poorly received, but better than you think. Is this album really as bad as (virtually) everyone says it is? Cool… Continue reading

Reason #318 Why the ’80’s Didn’t Suck: The Blue Mask

I fully admit I am a neophyte when it comes to Lou Reed solo albums. Sure, I have been familiar with The Velvet Underground for decades and own all four of the Reed… Continue reading

Give It To Me Baby

I’ve come clean a couple of times regarding my love of the Deluxe/Anniversary/Legacy/Special Edition CD’s that make up a large percentage of physical format music sales nowadays. I’ve spoken about the reasons why… Continue reading

Reason #319 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Shabooh Shoobahh

INXS were never the coolest of bands, growing up. In my high school, and especially in the pack of punks etc I traveled with, they were lumped in the same bucket as Culture… Continue reading

Kanye West Is A D-Bag!

Look, I haven’t watched the Grammy’s in a loooooong time. I learned a while back that the “artists” who receive these awards are rarely deserving. It’s not like the Oscars, which to me… Continue reading

Worst Albums Of All Time: An Opinion (by someone else)

Friend, cartoonist/humorist, San Franciscan and all around grumpy music snob guy Phil Fountain just listed his top worst albums on Facebook, complete with color commentary. I’ll post mine sometime soon, but thought I’d… Continue reading

Reason #320 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Frenzy!

This was my introduction to outsider roots rocker/psychotic hillbilly Mojo Nixon. At this time he was still performing with sidekick Skid Roper, whose preferred method of percussion was a hockey stick outfitted with… Continue reading

Fun Rock & Roll Facts, Part IV: Rush

Did You Know… …that Alex Lifeson tried to get Donald Duck comics banned from Canadian soil because he was offended that he(Donald, not Alex) doesn’t wear pants? …that singer/bass player/keyboardist Geddy Lee uses… Continue reading

Reason #321 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: The Small Price Of A Bicycle

The Small Price Of A Bicycle, released in 1985, could only hope to pale in comparison to the prog/pop, stadium shattering slab of genius that was The Icicle Works self titled debut. Stateside,… Continue reading

Fun Rock & Roll Facts, Part III: Steve Perry

Did you know… …that he suffers from “lethologica”, the bizarre affliction which describes the state of never being able to remember the word you want to say? …that he has over one hundred… Continue reading