Tag Archives: 1978

30 Days: 30 Albums | Nick Lowe – Jesus Of Cool DLX RM

This has been an album that I have wanted for over 30 years. At first, I was indifferent to Lowe’s tuneful New Wave pop since when he popped up on my radar, he was closer to the mainstream than the … Continue reading

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REDUX: New Wave Epiphany – DEVO on Saturday Night Live

January 14, 2014       It was the evening of October 14, 1978. As was my custom at the time, I was watching Saturday Night Live. I watched for the comedy. The typical SNL music act was usually someone … Continue reading

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REDUX: Seminal Single: Talking Heads – Take Me To The River

January 9, 2014 Talking Heads: Take Me To The River US 7″ [1978] Take Me To The River [edit] Thank You For Sending Me An Angel [version] Writing yesterday about The Ramones brings to mind their contemporaries who were also … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Thousand Number One Albums In The UK

November 25, 2013 Today on the BBC was a feature examining the thousand albums that have topped the British charts since their point of origin in July 1956. I wondered how many of those best sellers would fall  under the … Continue reading

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The Road To Rezillomania [part 1]

Let it not be said that I don’t love me some Rezillos! A concert they played in Washington D.C. 15 years ago was a treasured gift of a gig. 22 Years after they ceased to exist, 80% of the original … Continue reading

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Record Review: Jona Lewie – On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist DLX RM

Jona Lewie: On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist DLX RM UK CD [2007] The Baby, She’s On The Street Laughing Tonight Bang-A-Lang-A-Boom-Er-Rang-Man The Fairground Ride On The Road Vous Et Moi I’ll Get By In Pittsburgh Bureaucrats Hallelujah Europa … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: “On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist”

It was some time in 1981, I think, when my compatriot chasinvictoria [who had moved away to Atlanta for a bit] send me a tape letter with Jona Lewie among the many bits of music to enthuse over. The first … Continue reading

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