Monthly Archive: July, 2011

While My Heart Is Still Beating

Avalon Roxy Music 1982 Far from the artsy Brian Eno days, Roxy’s 8th and last album, Avalon is a suave, sophisticated beast. It has been said that it marks the time in Roxy… Continue reading

Nobody weird like me

Mother’s Milk Red Hot Chili Peppers 1989 Before they became HUGE, right before they became HUGE, there was this album. At the time this came out I was just starting to get into… Continue reading

Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul!

Rocky Horror Picture Show OST 1975 I wasn’t really aware of Rocky Horror until the late 80’s when I was invited to a “full participation” showing of the picture in Toronto, Ontario Canada… Continue reading

Pretty Freaky

From Radiohead’s Decade-Spanning Secret Album Radiohead’s In Rainbows came out on 10/10/2007, 10 years after OK Computer, and there are 10 letters in the names of both albums. Additionally, OK Computer’s original… Continue reading


The Cramps, ‘A Date With Elvis’ 1986, and I have just purchased the new album by the Cramps. As was often the case back then I would take the album to a friend’s… Continue reading

Mascara and Monsters

I’m going to ask you to put aside all of your preconceived notions and prejudices aside for a moment when I humbly sumbit that… …the original Alice Cooper group was one of the… Continue reading

Only the Flaming Lips…

From Pitchfork… As previously reported, the Flaming Lips’ latest batshit release is a gummy fetus with a USB drive embedded in it. That USB drive includes three songs, and those songs are now… Continue reading

Lakeside Pork

There’s a new Rush-themed restaurant in Gothenburg. It’s called 2112, and opened last month. Inspired by the classic Rush album of the same title, the menu at 2112 is pretty funny. Here are… Continue reading

3 Is A Magic Number

Third albums can be pivotal. They often represent the moment when artists kick into a higher creative gear. You’ll notice that the list below doesn’t contain many temporary artists. That can be due… Continue reading

Touched By The Hand Of God

Another wonderful post by my friend from GB, Nick. It’s so good in fact that I allowed a paragraph on that most dreaded of bands, REM. Enjoy! Looking back on my 40 year… Continue reading