Monthly Archive: December, 2011

The Temptations

I get a little flak every once in the while for being a little too “80’s centric”. Justifiably so, I reckon, as a good majority of my posts since the inception of this… Continue reading

Love And Rockets

Love and Rockets, the band that rose phoenix-like from the ashes of Goth godfathers Bauhaus in 1985, has been unforgivably left out of the conversation. I am of the opinion that L &… Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Gonna take a few days off here, folks. Now go get drunk and I’ll see you in a few…

The Golden Age?

The “New Wave”, that most maligned of fake music genres, is usually synonymous with bands like The Flock Of Seaguls, Haircut 100, Erasure, and any band that lent its talent to a John… Continue reading

Another Forgotten Classic

Band: Orange Juice Album: Texas Fever EP Release Date: 1984 In a mere six years the Glasgow band Orange Juice, led by Edwyn Collins, greatly expanded the palette of independent music at the… Continue reading

A Forgotten Classic

Band: SISTERS OF MERCY Album: FLOODLAND Release Date: 1987 The Sisters have been around, and I can’t believe I’m typing this, over 30 years. Over those 30 years they have released exactly 3… Continue reading

The Manly Men Man’s Club Of Beards, Of Which I’m A Member

When the Hell did all these beards enter the room? What, was earth sucked into a wormhole that shot us back to nineteen-freakin’-seventy-two? How did Bon Iver, Devandra Banhart, Fleet Foxes and all… Continue reading

“By The Whores Of Damacles, I Condemn Thee!!”

Like it or not, progressive rock is making a comeback. Old timers like Rush, Yes and Genesis are seeing their back catalogs getting scooped up faster than you can say “Loki, stop pestering… Continue reading

The Best Albums Of 2011

Best Albums Of 2011 Although I didn’t buy as many cd’s as I usually do there were a few real standouts, in both the “new” category and the “reissue” category that deserve serious… Continue reading

More harping from Uncle E on the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame: “Lenny, you should be ashamed of yourself!”

Dave Marsh, long time writer for the reprehensible Rolling Stone magazine and part of the Hall’s nominating committee, says, “Kiss will never be a great band, and I have done my share to… Continue reading