Monthly Archive: August, 2010

We’re no longer called Sonic Death Monkey. We’re on the verge of becoming Kathleen Turner Overdrive, but just for tonight, we are Barry Jive and his Uptown Five.

Let’s start with some light stuff before we get into the realm of the heavy:   #1. Have you ever gone through a McDonalds drive thru window and ordered a Mick Fleetwood or… Continue reading

Second Best Ain’t All That Bad

General consensus among the best album in an artists oeuvre is usually never in question. Though some fans will quibble and quarrel your basic music fan and average critic will most often agree.… Continue reading

The Dance Of The Mad Bastards

“Pretty much like scruffy pigs to look at, and they have big knobbly warts, and lumps, all over their long, hairy faces. They are very, very ugly.” Three bands exemplified the very sub-genre/sub-culture… Continue reading

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

The following is a true story, I swear to God. I say this because, given my history on this silly little blog of mine and especially the bogus band bios (and one in… Continue reading

A Blueprint For Virtually Every Album Ever Made

Just something I found that made me laugh created by some very talented dude named Rowntree. I’ll have to google him…

It’s All A Load Of Bollocks

Did anyone catch the reunited Specials on Letterman last night? Terry Hall looked grumpy as ever, but the band was in fine shape, blasting through their “hit” Nite Klub like it was 1979… Continue reading

Odd Pairings From The Pit Of Hell

I’m going to steal a topic from the fine folks over at NPR. It’s hotter than the seventh level of Dantes Inferno and I’m too lazy to think of anything original. Forgive my… Continue reading

E Gets Kontroversial

I’ve got angst in my pants, ladies and gentlemen. The reason for my angst-ridden demeanor? The way the rock glitterati ignore the 70’s output of one of my favorite bands. And, as fantastic… Continue reading

Lenny Kaye And Elvis Hitler Have A Psychotic Reaction To Dirty Water and Go Cruisin’ Down Tobacco Road

This compilation of, well, nuggets of forgotten garage bands was lovingly compiled by future Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye and released in 1972. It was a musical fork-in-the-road for yours truly back… Continue reading

Adam Ant: Friend, Not Foe

My first vivid memory of Adam Ant was the cover of Prince Charming. I think I was about 12 or 13, and to me he looked like a cross between an American Indian, a… Continue reading