Monthly Archive: September, 2011

Up The Junction

And now a little ditty by a supremely talented, sadly defunct (I think!) and hugely underrated band: “Up The Junction” by Squeeze off the album Cool For Cats, circa 1979. I never thought… Continue reading

Holiday In Cambodia

From one of my favorite lyricists, Mr. Jello Biafra. From the album Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, I present “Holiday In Cambodia”! So you been to school For a year or two And… Continue reading

12 Step Program To Quit You Babe

Wouldn’t be right not to include a Nick Lowe lyric this week, so here goes with “12 Step Program (To Quit You Babe)” from The Impossible Bird, 1994. I’m on got a 12… Continue reading

Real Men (From Hell)

Lyrics week continues with the Jazz Butcher’s 1984 classic ‘Real Men’ from the brilliant A Scandal In Bohemia album. See them leering at the women See them staring at the girls Making stupid… Continue reading

Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)

We’ll kick off Lyrics Week here at the Nightmare with a song whose lyrics were WAY ahead of their time. The song is Armageddon Days Are Here (Again), the name of the band… Continue reading

We can’t be ‘cool’ all the time!

My post on Supertramp has raised the hackles of a couple of readers, especially our correspondent from the U.K., Nick Haines, who said: “You HAVE to be joking. If you really believe that… Continue reading

…and from the “Thank God That’s Over” file…

R.E.M. break up. From the band: “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away… Continue reading


A tip of the hat to Thommy G via Diane Harriet Welch, who started this. The idea? Go A through Z in the alphabet with band names and a song. Here we go.… Continue reading

Grandaddy and Pavement Duke It Out In Northern California Cage Fight!

Jason Lytle, architect of the great and now sadly defunct band Grandaddy, has said that he did it (killed his band, that is) because he was disillusioned by this whole “making music for… Continue reading

What’s the connection between Supertramp and Canadians?

Give a little bit of your love to Supertramp I reckon I love Supertramp because I’m half Canadian. Their music has weirdly appealed to me for over 35 years now, and I still… Continue reading