Once upon a time there was a great band composed of four friends who could barely play their instruments but wrote great songs about growing up. In 1980 they compiled these songs […]
Remarkably few songs have been written about drive-in restaurants. Go figure — I’d think somebody could knock one out while waiting for a chili cheese-a-plenty. But they haven’t, and I’m hellbent on […]
I know it’s fashionable to claim a lifetime hatred for U2, but let’s be honest: If everyone always hated them how did they take over the world?
This is a cool album that I picked up on a whim. Yeah, you got me: It was the cover.
Mountain was a big band named for their big guitarist, Leslie West. Sometimes considered precursors to heavy metal, the band was hard and bluesy. It’s a damned shame that their entire catalog […]
Samson was a very cool New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band that was active from 1977 to 1984, though there were several reunions after that. Iron Maiden rendered Samson a […]
With exception to a dark period in their catalog that I choose not to think about, Heart has long been one of my favorite bands. Of the thousands of groups who modeled […]
Listen, Spartanburg’s music history neither begins nor ends with the day that Animotion came to town. No, Hub City proudly claimed the chair that Elvis sat in until about ten years ago […]
My favorite moment during Animotion’s visit to Camelot Music didn’t make the final cut. Stories are for big moments, extraordinary events. What was great about talking to lead singer Bill Wadhams was […]
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was trying to cook up a deal to get some swag into a pair of lucky hands. I’m thrilled — thrilled I tell ya […]