When 1985’s Arrive Without Travelling was released it immediately went into my heavy rotation, and I still think “Her Head’s Revolving” is one of the great singles of the eighties.
One of my favorite albums from 1985 was The Three O’Clock’s Arrive Without Travelling. By ’85 Michael Quercio, bassist and lead singer, was the only remaining member of the band that started […]
Listen, if you love your Sting with a hurdy gurdy that’s cool. The guy is insanely talented, and somebody has to revive Elizabethan love songs (I guess). It’s just really not my […]
I’ve been pretty hard on El Gordo Sumner over the last couple of years, probably because he makes it so easy with his lutes and his tantric boners. But like pretty much […]
“Hey, Marie, aren’t we having fun?!” “Yeah, Donny!” “And our outfits are as white as our souls!” “Yeah, Donny!” “What’s on that backdrop, Marie?” “A photo I took under the shower curtain […]
Midnight. The Woodstock Music & Art Fair was supposed to over by now, but rain and other delays have pushed the festival into a fourth calendar day. We’re heading into Monday, and […]
This is one of the “scary hippy records” handed down from my aunt’s collection when I was a pup. That’s a preschooler’s perspective, obviously. The Standells were neither scary nor hippy.
The Standells’ Dirty Water was one of the first records in my stacks, handed down to me when I was four years old or so. The title cut on that album is […]
R.E.M. won the mainstream, but there were many brilliant bands kicking around the Southeast during the eighties. Some have become legends, others never made it out of the kudzu belt, but they […]
I’ve never been in a band, never had that “get in the van let’s go catch the flying panties” band experience. There’s always hope, though. Any day now I might hit a […]