Monthly Archive: August, 2012

CHINA CRISIS: Reason #528 Why The ‘80’s Didn’t Suck

I can vividly remember waking up for Christmas morning in 1983 and un-wrapping the China Crisis’ debut album. I think it was paired with Reach The Beach by The Fixx. My aunt, from… Continue reading

Music Snob Test

Hi! And welcome to Uncle E’s annual “Are You a Music Snob?” test. I’ll be using advanced logic and some gut-wrenching questions to determine if you are, indeed, a true music snob of… Continue reading

One Of My Favorite Mad Magazine Covers…

…from the year I was born, 1968!

Twins!

The Ramones

Depending on who you ask, The Ramones first album was either a work of absolute genius or a complete pile of doggy-doo-doo. I fall into the first camp, naturally. I have loved The… Continue reading

Uncle E’s 12 Step Program For Music Addicts

We must admit we are powerless over music—that our lives have become unmanageable due to our endless quest for the perfect album. We have come to believe that only a Power greater than… Continue reading

Gaz Coombes Releases Solo Effort

The main-man from one of my favorite ’90’s bands, Supergrass, is (has? I’m posting this way in the future) releasing a solo album. The video is veeeerrrry Mr. Roboto-ish, but sounds pretty cool.… Continue reading

Rush: Clockwork Angels

The time on the clock on the cover of the new RUSH album, Clockwork Angels, reads 21:12. Only a fan of the band will get the significance of that, especially since this album… Continue reading

Blur 21 (and just a little blurb about the Olympics)

There’s no way I’m going to shell out $160+ clams for the new box set from Blur, entitled Blur 21. It includes over 21 disks of music, videos and rarities from this most… Continue reading

ICICLE WORKS: Reason #478 Why The ‘80’s Didn’t Suck

One hit wonders are usually labeled as such due to the fact only one song made an impression in whatever country labeled them that in the first place. It’s a derogatory, over generalized… Continue reading