I picked this up at a promo party the year it came out (1984), and when I say “I picked this up” I mean “this was left at my house.”
Hola! Here we have Sonrisa Salvaje, or “Wild Smile,” David Lee Roth’s Spanish language version of Eat ’em and Smile.
If you are over forty you know this album, you just don’t know it. Thanks to assists from Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks this album went top ten in the […]
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 […]
This is a cool album that I picked up on a whim. Yeah, you got me: It was the cover.
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 […]
Chuck E. Weiss was part of Los Angeles’s Tropicana Hotel scene in the seventies, if it can be called that. A friend to both Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones (yes, he’s […]
Bow Wow Wow’s second full length album immediately sparked controversy due to Annabella Lwin’s lack of appropriate picnic attire. Mom made a fuss, and who can blame her: the singer was only […]
I’m a sucker for picture discs and b-sides, so it’s no wonder that I picked this up 208 years ago when it came out. For those of you unfamiliar with “Head Over […]
We all collect something: postcards, records, comics, celebrity fingernail clippings, Virgin Mary water stains. My mother’s childhood collection wasn’t extravagant because she didn’t come from an extravagant family. She was raised in […]