Post Tagged with: "1980s"

On Second Thought: U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987)

Back then, all I wanted was for people to just stop talking about U2. Oh my God, they were everywhere.

Peter Gabriel – New Blood: Live in London DVD (2011)

I was fine, mostly, with Peter Gabriel dumping the guitars and drums for his interpretations of other people’s work on Scratch My Back. There was considerably less excitement, though, for these looming orchestral interpretations of his own solo works

One Track Mind: Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" (1980)

I’ve listened to the side-long title track of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls, oh, maybe just a couple of times in the last twenty years.

One Track Mind: Paul Simon, "Another Galaxy" (2006; 2011 reissue)

You could be forgiven if you thought a collaboration between folk-rocker Paul Simon and arty outsider Brian Eno would never work.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Sugarcubes – Life's Too Good (1988)

“Mark, it’s only a number.” That was the advice my mom had for me when it seemed like I wasn’t so happy to be turning 40.

Fergie Frederiksen – Happiness Is The Road (2011)

Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen was, at one point, all over the radio. Then, just like that, he was gone.

Judas Priest — The Chosen Few (2011)

I’m the kind of guy that comes down firmly in the Iron Maiden camp every time the age-old Maiden or Priest argument comes up. I love Priest, but there’s something about Maiden that’s always appealed to me more.

One Track Mind: Slade, "Run Runaway" (1984)

by Fred Phillips In the early days of my metal fandom, one of the best ways to sample new music was the compilation albums from K-Tel and the like. They were a lot cheaper than a standard cassette, usually running $4-$5 as opposed to $7-$8 for regular albums

Styx, “Difference in the World” (2011): One Track Mind

There’s a world-weary melancholy, a hard-won realism, to Styx‘s new song that didn’t exist in Tommy Shaw‘s fun-rocking “Renegade” days, and that points the way out of the band’s more recent habit of backtracking

Quiet Riot – Metal Health (1983)

A recent discussion around the water cooler at Something Else! Towers got me thinking about the development of my musical tastes. The topic was how the Internet has changed music consumption. One of the points raised was that the availability of music on the web has allowed people to sink into one musical niche