Reason #310 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Street Songs

Those who know me well are aware I’ve a penchant for The Funk. Or, more to the point, Classic Funk . Bootsy Collins, James Brown in the early ’70’s, The Temptations Psychedelic Soul era,… Continue reading

The Creative Bloggers Award, Party Edition!

The Creative Blogger Award comes to me from Danica Piche and her wonderful site Living A Beautiful life, and since she nominated me I am forbidden to nominate her back, which is a… Continue reading

Reasons #314, #313, #312 and #311 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: See Below

Let’s be honest. As fantastic as Songs The Lord Taught Us and Psychedelic Jungle are, they are essentially the same album. Glorious, puerile psychobilly played by the bastard sons and daughter of Link… Continue reading

The White Noise, Revisited: Imperial Bedroom

Have you ever purchased an album upon the recommendation of a magazine review or a friend, listened to it, hated it, put it aside, forgotten about it, only to revisit it many years… Continue reading

Reason #315 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Fire Of Unknown Origin

What comes to mind when you hear the name “Blue Oyster Cult”? For most it’s that SNL sketch with Chris Walken, Will Ferrell and the cowbell; others may only be familiar with the… Continue reading

The Supertramp/Great White North Connection

Occasionally I’ll pull an old post from the old Musical Nightmare site and re-publish over here, usually because I’m bored, and sometimes because I think it needs to be said again. This is… Continue reading

Reason #316 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Dress For Excess

Sigue Sigue Sputnik, to me, represents the best and the worst of music in the 1980’s. They were brash, overly colorful, synth-driven, materialistic, repetitive, fashion obsessed, over produced, over-hyped, and goofy as hell.… Continue reading

Steven Wilson: My New Obsession

Steven Wilson. God I love this guy. He’s quite a throwback, but in all the best ways. He cares about production values, making each one of his records as sonically rich, clear and… Continue reading

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