Category Archives: Scots Rock

It does seem that the best bands are Scottish. Why I can’t say. It just is.

Record Review: Billy MacKenzie – Wild Is The Wind EP

Billy MacKenzie: Wild Is The Wind UK CD5 [2001] Wild Is the Wind 3:56 Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth 3:07 Baltimore 7:40 Give Me Time [version] 9:00 It was only after being a rabid Billy MacKenzie fan for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Talking Heads:77 [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Side one of the album ended with, what was for me, the key song on the album. “No Compassion” certainly lived up to its title, and if taken at face value, definitely points to Byrne having a … Continue reading

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Record Review: Talking Heads:77 [part 1]

Talking Heads:77 US CD [1986] Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town New Feeling Tentative Decisions Happy Day Who Is It? No Compassion The Book I Read Don’t Worry About The Government First Week / Last Week… Carefree Psycho Killer Pulled Up … Continue reading

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Unnamed Jo Callis Project Gets Greenlighted!

On Saturday, I crossed a line in the sand! In a move that doesn’t happen every day, I obtained the final piece of a special Jo Callis puzzle. I now have everything he’s released outside of The Rezillos and the Human … Continue reading

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Visage’s “The Wild Life” Collection – Deluxe, Delightful…And Definitive [disc 1]

Visage was always one of my favorite “bands.” Their debut album was one of my first purchases after finally tracking down a copy of Ultravox’s “Vienna.” The sounds of that Ultravox record were the map that I had been waiting to follow even … Continue reading

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Those First Impressions: Visage Debut Single

Visage: Tar UK 7″ [1979] Tar [7″ version] Frequency 7 With a dive into the 7 disc CDX edition of the Visage “Wild Life” compilation/box looming large in the very near future, I felt that it was imperative to make this … Continue reading

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Midge Ure @ City Winery, Nashville 1-23-17

Well, I was gone for a few days, so no posts while I was seeing Midge Ure a second time last Monday night on the final date of his 2016-2017 North American Tour. My wife and I enjoyed our first … Continue reading

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