Post Tagged with: "1980s"

Forgotten series: David Sylvian – Gone To Earth (1986)

by Tom Johnson I have a sort of extra-sensory perception relegated solely to picking up the faint signals thrown off by the arrival of music I want in a music store at a specific location.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Supertramp

Supertramp was many things over its too-brief period of hitmaking — art-rockish proggers, post-Beatle popsters, kinda-classical rockers, memory-defining radio monoliths. There was much to love as they moved, over the course of the early-1970s to the early-1980s, from the esoteric to the very top of the charts

Freddie Hubbard – Pinnacle: Live and Unreleased (2011)

The late Freddie Hubbard, whose brilliant technique and warm tone were occasionally obscured by unfortunate settings, is perhaps to blame for his own dimmed star. Recordings like this make his case all over again.

Gimme Five: Steve Smith on songs with Journey, Jean-Luc Ponty, Vital Information

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Steve Smith, who’s had memorable tenures with Journey and Jean-Luc Ponty and now leads the fusion jazz group Vital Information.

Something Else! Featured Artist: The Who

In a way, the Who has no one to blame for a slow and steady slide into overlooked rock-god status.

One Track Mind: Rush, "Countdown" (1982)

by Tom Johnson Growing up, I plastered my room with pictures of the space shuttle. Glorious photos of the shuttle leaping forth from its pad in a blaze of orange flame

One Track Mind: Timbuk 3, "National Holiday" (1989)

by S. Victor Aaron So you’re thinking, “Timbuk 3, weren’t they the ones who had that cool song back in the 1980s …?” Yes, yes, we’re talking about that husband and wife tandem of Pat and Barbara K. McDonald

Guilty pleasures: Poison – Open Up and Say … Aah! (1988)

by Fred Phillips In the circle of music fans that I normally find myself in, mentioning Poison is usually not a good idea. Bands with poof hair and makeup — unless, of course, it’s corpse paint — will usually get you laughed out of the conversation.

The Friday Morning Listen: John Mellencamp – Uh-Huh (1983)

We had the “official” start of summer a little over a week ago, by I’ve always felt that the 4th of July weekend was when summer stepped into its full bloom.

Pat Metheny and Ornette Coleman – Song X (1986; reissue)

by Mark Saleski Sorta like Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music, Pat Metheny and Ornette Coleman’s Song X has long been a strange attractor for all sorts of hyperbole, rumor-mongering and dismissal.