[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPPscelHVhA&w=500&h=305] All you need to know, really, about Irish punk rockers Pogues is right in their name, taken from a Gaelic phrase meaning “kiss my arse.” Confounding expectation, they played softly as often as they played loudly
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There is a majestic weirdness to Camper Van Beethoven, recaptured in all of its freak-flag glory on La Costa Perdida, their first studio effort in some eight years.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guYfC7AC4zA&w=500&h=305] If you grew up a fan of live music in or around Louisiana in the late 1980s or early 1990s, you knew, without a doubt, that Dash Rip Rock was going to be huge one day.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BauiMlA0VVo&w=500&h=305] Long time fans won’t necessarily hear new things from Yo La Tengo on Fade, and yet it feels like a huge leap forward for these ageless indie-rock favorites.
Chris Stamey, up until recently, hadn’t issued a new long-player since he worked with Yo La Tengo on 2005’s A Question of Temperature, and last recorded a full album with his old band the dB’s in 1982.
It figures, amidst the 1980s’ buttoned-down conservatism, that the ’50s would become talismanic — and that the Stray Cats would be such big hitmakers. Yet, a new Eagle Rock concert DVD makes it clear there’s still something to be learned from those rockabilly-loving post punks.
It wasn’t quite as nihilistically put out as punk, so it had little credibility there. It wasn’t sweetly composed enough to connect with pop fans, either.
Yo La Tengo has released a lavish new video — with visuals courtesy of Emily Hubley — for “Before We Run,” lead track off of their forthcoming album Fade, the band’s 13th studio release.
One of the most iconic images of the 1980s in general, and Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne specifically, remains the giant gray suit he wore in the concert film Stop Making Sense.
For all of the musical ferocity associated with Bob Mould — both as a solo artist and as a key creative force in Husker Du and Sugar — there’s one key influence some might never have guessed: Folk legend Richard Thompson.