This version of Tindersticks‘ song “Her,” rerecorded for the Volume magazine compilation, loses the loudness of the version on their debut album, and adds a flamenco edge that is immensely satisfying. A […]
Even among the varied and interesting discography of esteemed punk label Stiff Records, Passion Puppets is an anomaly. This London quintet had a decidedly pop edge, and their sole album, Beyond the […]
Much like the aforementioned Turtles, selecting a love song from Sunshine Pop masters The Association is a difficult task, as gorgeously produced love songs were their specialty. So we’ll go with this classic, […]
“To the Christian love is the works of love. To say that love is a feeling or anything of the kind is really an un-Christian conception of love. That is the aesthetic […]
*Le sigh* From Francois Truffaut’s Jules et Jim.
Country-punk rockers Lone Justice‘s brief existence produced two fine albums, established lead singer Maria McKee‘s career, and helped to define the country-punk and nascent “alt.country” genres. This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught […]
You should question the quality of any “classic love song” playlist compiler if they don’t include something by the late, great Roy Orbison. The man’s catalog of great love songs and tales of […]
Hindsight being what it is, it’s not very hard to hear what major label executives were hearing when they signed Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s Self. Twas the era of “alternative rock,” after all, and […]
Because you don’t always need more than 75 seconds to declare your feelings….
By 1989, shock-rocker Alice Cooper had faded from the spotlight of the rock and metal worlds, thanks in part to the coming of punk, new wave, and 1980s pop. He continued to make […]