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“Beastie Boys Book” Was An Indelible Portrait Of A NYC Era [part 1]

The Early Years Oh those Beastie Boys. I can recall my first exposure to them in the waning pages of Trouser Press’ American Underground [issue 92] when reviewing their “Cooky Puss” 12″ EP. Thanks to the magic of the internet, … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Chameleons – “What Does Anything Mean? Basically” UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Was there ever a Post-Punk title more appropriate than “Looking Inwardly?” The music, more than lived up to the promise in such a moniker with cascades of drums and guitars building to powerful crescendos as Burgess, … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Chameleons – “What Does Anything Mean? Basically” UK CD [part 1]

Silence, Sea And Sky Perfume Garden Intrigue In Tangiers Return Of The Roughnecks Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In) On The Beach Looking Inwardly One Flesh P.S. Goodbye In Shreds Nostalgia I first heard The Chameleons on college … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Vapors – “New Clear Days”

I’m trying to remember exactly when and where I first heard The Vapors. I can distinctly remember seeing the video for “Turning Japanese” on the syndicated music video clip show “Rockworld.” But had I heard it on the radio prior? … Continue reading

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Midge Ure Finishing The 1980 Tour With Worldwide Streaming Finale

Let it not be said that the covid-19 era hasn’t had some slight upticks in the way that live shows were handled. While nothing beats the excitement of a real concert, the painful fact is that most of the concerts … Continue reading

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“Heart Of The Crowd” Probes Fans’ Relationship With Simple Minds In Depth Over 40 Years

Phew! It seems like a year ago when I received my copy of “Simple Minds: Heart Of The Crowd – A Fan History” in late December of last year. The hefty tome was liberally illustrated with lots of full color … Continue reading

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Jan Linton + Matthew Seligman Have A Dazzling New EP In “King Hong”

As we discussed the new Steven Jones + Logan Sky album yesterday, where Jan Linton enhanced the program on several tracks with his stellar eBow stylings [as well as his Zhongruan playing], it seemed like the perfect time to catch … Continue reading

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