Post Tagged with: "1980s"

The Friday Morning Listen: This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

I swear ta gawd, the guy behind me at the theatre said something like “They should have made a movie about a good rock band.” It capped off the experience of seeing This Is Spinal Tap

Something Else! Interview: Nils Lofgren, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

Nils Lofgren, the longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has emerged with a fiery, emotionally frank solo release – his first original project in six years.

Something Else! Featured Artist: More Queen

All of sudden, there is a flurry of activity surrounding Queen — prompting a rare second edition for the band in the Something Else! Featured Artist series.

One Track Mind: Christian McBride with Sting, "Consider Me Gone" (2011)

Christian McBride’s new duet with Sting, a smart and groove-filled take on 1985’s “Consider Me Gone,” shows again why the former Police frontman’s original synthesis of new wave and jazz seemed so interesting in the first place.

Pat Metheny – One Quiet Night (2003)

One night back in the late 1970s, me and my cousin Andy were playing a game of backgammon (cripes, that really was a long time ago … I remember there was a Styx Grand Illusion poster on the wall

Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982; 2011 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Oddly enough, on an album of such dizzying extremes, the biggest improvement on this new remaster of Phil Collins’ Hello, I Must be Going! is in its mid range.

Gimme Five: Ambient records from Brian Eno, Mickey Hart, Robert Fripp, others

Music serves all sorts of different functions for people, so it’s not surprising that for every Einstein On The Beach enthusiast — count me as one — there are 10 who will just have to leave the room

One Track Mind: Journey, "Feeling That Way/ Anytime" (1978; 2011 reissue)

This new Greatest Hits Vol. 2 is, in some ways, more interesting than Journey’s initial best-of compilation — if only because its songs haven’t necessarily become ear-wormingly familiar. Perhaps the most potent examples are these twin 1978 gems

Halloween Special: Frank Zappa – The Torture Never Stops DVD (2008)

What better way to spend Halloween than with (as it’s lovingly referred to in the liner notes) this thing?

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.