Post Tagged with: "1980s"

Adrian Belew on songs from King Crimson, his Power Trio and the Bears: Gimme Five

Discover why Adrian Belew likes working with younger musicians (no mortages or spouses to lure them out of the studio!), and how he’d like to push Crimson’s double-trio format even further out. Reminesce on Belew’s criminally underappreciated side project the Bears, and find just how relieved he remains that “Oh Daddy,” his late-1980s novelty favorite, didn’t become a bigger hitRead More

Paul McCartney – McCartney; McCartney II (1970/1980; 2011 reissue)

These two Paul McCartney albums show a willingness to strip down what had become a varnished sound. But they haven’t aged in the same way.

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul McCartney, "Blue Sway" (2011)

Here’s a new song and video from the forthcoming remastered special edition of Paul McCartney‘s 1980 solo project McCartney II. A never-before-released track, “Blue Sway” will be part of the set’s bonus audio disc

Gimme Five: Bill Summers on "God Make Me Funky," "Watermelon Man," others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to percussionist Bill Summers.

Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz / Diary of a Madman (1980/81; 2011 reissue)

One of the more contentious issues in Ozzy Osbourne’s career may have finally been laid to rest with the release of a pair of reissues on Sony Legacy — Diary of a Madman and Blizzard of Ozz.

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul McCartney, "Coming Up" (remastered audio stream)

To get you ready for the Concord Music Group’s deluxe June 14 reissue of Paul McCartney’s 1970 solo debut McCartney as well as 1980’s McCartney II, here’s a new remastered audio stream of “Coming Up”

Kevin Godley, co-founder of 10cc: Something Else! Interview

Kevin Godley, as a co-founder of 10cc, helped propel “I’m Not In Love” to No. 2 on the U.S. charts in the summer of 1975, before leaving the band with fellow co-founder Lol Creme. They scored a Top 20 hit in the mid-1980s

Something Else! Featured Artist: Bob Dylan

In honor of Bob Dylan‘s birthday today, Something Else! Reviews presents 7 for 70 — our list of top recordings from across the 70-year-old’s lengthy career. We were careful to select at least one project from each of his five decades in music

One Track Mind: Blondie, "Rapture" (1980)

Recently, there’s been some talk about the latest date purportedly marking the End Of Times, and if I remember correctly, that day is today. So if the biblical calculations are correct this time, this will be my sign-off post. Hey, it’s been real.

Stephane Grappelli – Plays Jerome Kern (1987; reissue)

This isn’t so much a rethinking of American Broadway composer Jerome Kern’s work as a deeply romantic, light jazz/classical aside. Recorded in 1987, the same year the legendary French gypsy jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli passed, Plays Jerome Kern — re-released this month by Just a Memory Records — is couched in a luminous, almost pillowy orchestral score by Ettore Stratta.Read More