Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Modern Eon

Modern Eon's lone full length album from 1981 never made the transition to the digital world. It's very post-punk with a bit of early shoegaze sound.  From my vinyl rip, tried to clean it up as best I could.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Aztec Camera

Aztec Camera were essentially a vehicle for Roddy Frame. They scored some big hits in the UK, but only made a minor splash in America, via college radio.  Do check out the final AC album Frestonia, one of the forgotten gems of the '90s.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Thåström / Peace Love & Pitbulls

Thåström is a much beloved rock star in his native Sweden, but virtually unknown in the English-speaking countries. His only foray into singing in English was with the short-lived band Peace Love & Pitbulls, whose industrial-tinged rock began to gain a following right before they disbanded. There's a lot of hard rock and dark, noir-ish folk in his solo works.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Kate Bush

Kate Bush is definitely one of the most influential women in pop/rock.  So many artists made it huge by turning elements of her sound into mainstream hits, from Tori Amos to Florence & The Machine.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Killing Joke - The Death & Resurrection Show

2 1/2 hour documentary on Killing Joke cements their legacy as one of the most original group of musicians ever to have a Top 40 hit.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes turned a serious fixation on Exile-era Stones, Faces, and a bit of Skynyrd into a long and pretty successful career.