The first trailer for Trainspotting 2 was released this week. I've watched it a dozen times so far. I so need this film to be good.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5VcL09CBaLiYwSgzpOTCio I had to start somewhere, so why not here? I rescued this album out of the 2 for $3 bin at a local record shop earlier this year. Ultravox was a new wave outfit out of London that saw some success in the early 80's. I really only knew them for the... Continue Reading →
spotify:album:4V92Puney9WxGPecKtLG4L On their first two efforts, Red Roses For You, and Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash, The Pogues established themselves as one of the most interesting, if novel, bands in post-punk London. The band, led by Shane MacGowan, traded fuzzbox guitars for mandolins and pipes to create a sound as powerful as any, more "mainstream",... Continue Reading →
Years after decrying the Ramones in a letter to Melody Maker as an unknown fan ("The Ramones have absolutely nothing to add that is of relevance or importance and should be rightly filed and forgotten."), Morrissey thrilled fans at a show in Brooklyn with this ripping cover of Judy is a Punk.
[I lied. There will be a bit of Bowie in this.] When I read the news of David Bowie's death at 6:30 am my time on Monday morning, I was shocked. A simple "rip David Bowie" was in my news feed on social media. What made it shocking was that (1) he seemed ageless, and... Continue Reading →
An absolutely crushing version of Jokerman with Dylan backed up by some real rock dudes out of the late 70's. Love it.
It's a dirty little secret amongst collectors. Many of us don't listen to the records that we buy. Oh, we listen to them. But we don't L-I-S-T-E-N to them. When we get a new album we throw it on the table, play it through, read the liner notes, snap a few pictures, share them, add it to our Discogs... Continue Reading →
2015 started with a lot of hope and optimism for me as far as my return to blogging went. I had just come off a pretty popular post opining on Peter Hook/New Order that got a mention from Hooky in The Guardian. But life got in the way and my attention waned. I'm not a... Continue Reading →