Monthly Archive: April, 2012

Mercury Rev

Psychedelic. Pastoral. Weird. Noisy. Emotionally charged. Progressive. Regressive. “Roots oriented”. Weirdo Americana. Spacey. Tuneful. Symphonic. Trippy. Epic. Theatrical. Playful. Ethereal. Paranoid. Heartfelt. Corny. This Is Mercury Rev. They were kicked off Lolapalooza for… Continue reading

Britpop

I got caught up in the whole Britpop ‘movement’ of the mid ‘90’s, I can admit that now. And while said ‘movement’ produced some fine bands and some classic albums, in hindsight it… Continue reading

Best Decade Debate

“Which was the most important decade for Rock And Roll?”  This question was posed to me the other day and it kind of baked my noodle, got me thinking, you know? Let’s just… Continue reading

Dig The Rare Breed!

Man, I want this guy to put out an album that I can call “The Best Album Of Year” so bad I can taste it! I’ve followed Weller’s career since The Jam’s The… Continue reading

A Review

Wow, what a fantastic Psychedelic Furs record this is! A true return to form, with Richard Butler’s Thin-White-Duke-after-smoking vocal rasp retaining its appeal, and the members of the core band, meanwhile, have clearly… Continue reading

…and now for something completely different…

The Physical vs. The Intangible

Is the packaging (liner notes, album art, etc.) that comes with the physical CD/Vinyl formats important to you? Or do you view it as a complete waste? For me it gives a deeper… Continue reading

I want this!

“Sometimes I think nothing is simple but the feeling of pain.”

“Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.” I feel a little sleazy. Dirty, even, as I read this biography on… Continue reading

Sloan

I’m sitting here in my little computer room in Northern California listening to one of the catchiest bands in the universe and wondering why they aren’t bigger than Jesus. That not very clever… Continue reading