Chart succcess in the U.S. has historically meant position on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart.
146. The Barbarossa Express
That Christmas was my first with money in my pocket, and I wanted to spend it. My sisters were married and gone now, and my mother was in the middle of some […]
142. If There is Music We Can Use It
Some of us in the MTV generation had to settle for ABC’s Friday Night Videos. Well into college I could still be found in front of the television most Friday nights, watching […]
From the Stacks: Love Tractor – This Ain’t No Outerspace Ship
This was the one that was supposed to break Athens, Georgia’s Love Tractor nationally. Things didn’t work out that way, but it’s still a great album.
Deep Cuts: Wood Songs
So the old man was a master carpenter who never fulfilled his potential. Whether that’s better or worse than being a master of nothing is debatable, I suppose, though Americans are never […]
Deep Cuts: Help Me I Think I’m Falling
The big money moment in this week’s story was our hapless young protagonist slowly sliding toward a splattery demise off the back of a roof, at least for me. After all, I […]
Deep Cuts: Psychology Songs
What song isn’t about human behavior? Has any band not written a song about depression, madness, obsession, addiction, suicide, fear or anxiety? But psychology is the topic this week, so let’s make […]
90. I’ve Got A Handful Of This, What Do I Do With It?
Steve The Manager’s office was gone, buried beneath piles of promotional records so deep that he could barely fit behind his desk. He didn’t, really. Steve The Manager slumped into his desk […]
Deep Cuts: From the Class of 1984
Bruce wasn’t the only chart topper of 1984 whose worst songs also happen to be his most popular. The Billboard 100 singles chart for that year represents a tremendous amount of talent […]