We revisit this classic and controversial pop hit from 1984, as we honor Larry Steinbachek, the band’s late founder and keyboard player.
Everett True sits down and tells some choice tales from his wild and adventure-filled life. Enjoy ’em now, because nobody’s making memorable life stories like this anymore.
Song Of The Day: Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans, “Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas)”
Taken from the forthcoming Modern Harmonic release, Space Songs.
John Cale’s 1992 live album, Fragments Of A Rainy Season, was an experiment in performing his material in true solo fashion–him onstage, alone with just his guitar or piano. It was a calculated risk, and one that resulted in one of his finest albums to date.
Taken from the forthcoming Les Disques du Crépuscule release, Nue au Soleil (Complètement)
This week’s reading assignment took us to an unexpected realm: the behind-the-scene life of the Starchild of KISS, Paul Stanley. Surprise: it’s an amazingly open, honest, and revelatory read.
Tales Of Justine is an obscure band, but it’s not a particularly good band. Instead, it serves as an interesting historical curio and is a document of a duo who would go on to achieve significantly greater musical success.
We remember Mike “Gabby” Gaborno, frontman of the classic SoCal punk bands Cadillac Tramps and Manic Hispanic.
The twenty songs on this twofer from country crooner Jim Ed Brown might only scratch the surface of his brief but vast solo career, but it highlights the high quality of his output in twenty superb songs.
Leviathan was the new moniker of Mike Stuart Span, whose label insisted they change their name. It wasn’t an unwise decision, as their music was suddenly much different than what they had previously done. Sadly, complying with their label’s demands didn’t seem to matter, as their sole album is finally seeing release 48 years after its rejection.