Tag: 1978

Errol Morris: Gates Of Heaven/Vernon, Florida/The Thin Blue Line (Criterion)

Documentarian Errol Morris’ first three films have been reissued by Criterion, and all three show the portrait of a young man growing into one of the country’s most important documentarians.

Jim Capaldi: The Contender (Esoteric)

Jim Capaldi was the drummer and founder of progressive/psychedelic band Traffic. When the band split in the early 1970s, he launched his solo career. In 1977, he released his fourth album, The Contender, and his first for Polydor.  It’s a quite varied listen, and it’s rather obvious attempt at a contemporary commercial record, though his guitarist Pete… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Exile “Kiss You All Over” (1978)

Exile’s an interesting group. Started off as a beat group in the early 1960s, dabbled in psychedelic rock, then went LA singer/songwriter, but scored their first major hit with a disco number…and then became a country band. That hit was a hit for a reason; it’s a great song.

3AM Eternal: Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)?” (1978)

Have you? I have. I often do. It usually doesn’t end well.