Category Archives: Bowie

Nick Lowe + Los Straitjackets @ The Grey Eagle 10-21-17 [part 1]

We certainly love Nick Lowe here at PPM. And though their surftastic sound marks them as the “Modern Ventures,” and this blog is rather about music a decade or two later than their heyday, we’ve been catching every Los Straitjackets … Continue reading

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Reeves Gabrels + His Imaginary Friends @ The Grey Eagle 10-4-17

Mother McCree! Lightning can strike when you least expect it to! Last night, after making a pizza, I was having a leisurely dinner with my wife. She had looked at the local freekly, which I had brought home yesterday and … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Mid-80s Malaise: 1983 – The Year David Bowie Became Fallible

July 22, 2013 What was it about the mid-80s that made it the harbinger of artistic disaster for so many artists that I had previously thought the world of? By 1985, there seemed to be a perfect storm of political … Continue reading

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Adrian Belew Power Trio @ Isis Music Hall 5-4-17

I have always had time for Adrian Belew. He has both killer pop instincts and a desire to really stretch out and play in the margins. Since his colorful burst into my musical world with “Lodger” in 1979, he quickly … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 8]

Following the insular release of “Code Blue,” [there was never a copy sold anywhere but in Australia/New Zealand] the band lineup that had stabilized around guitarist Bob Kretschmer, Andy Qunta, et. al. for several years of success splintered. I thought … Continue reading

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Midge Ure @ The Earl, Atlanta 10-15-16 [part 5]

Following “Vienna,” what else could Ure do but perform the bracing follow-up that was “All Stood Still?” It performed the same function on the “Vienna” album, and even here, 36 years later, it still managed to be the final Molotov cocktail from … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 3]

1983 brought a new Icehouse album made with the same band that had toured the previous album, which had been made without them, deep in Keith Forsey’s laboratory. After an album of glossy, synthesizer atmospherics, this one took a half … Continue reading

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