Tag: 1980s

Best Of The Recoup: Final Wild Songs: A Conversation With The Long Ryders’ Sid Griffin

In the 1980s, Sid Griffin fronted The Long Ryders, who have recently released Final Wild Songs a comprehensive box set that has renewed interest in this brief but hard-working band. We sat down with Mr. Griffin in 2016 to discuss the band and the box set.

Final Wild Songs: A Conversation With The Long Ryders’ Sid Griffin

In the 1980s, Sid Griffin fronted The Long Ryders, who have recently released Final Wild Songs a comprehensive box set that has renewed interest in this brief but hard-working band. We sat down with Mr. Griffin to discuss the band and the box set.

Thompson Twins: Remixes and Rarities (Cherry Pop)

A 2-CD compilation of Thompson Twins’ best remixes and b-sides.

Big Boys: Lullabies Help The Brain Grow/No Matter How Long The Line Is At The Cafeteria, There’s Always A Seat! (Modern Classics/Light In The Attic)

  I want to be a problem I want to cause a scene I want to get reactions And wake you from you dream I don’t care if you don’t like it Or you think that it’s the best As long as you remember Then we’re up with all the rest — “We Got Your… Read More ›

Swimming Pool Q’s: Working At The Nut Factory

Some bands are always going to reside on the peripheral of the greater scene. People know the big names–The Beatles, Sex Pistols, Nirvana–but not as many know Gerry and the Pacemakers, Buzzcocks, or Mudhoney–all bands of quality, but ones that have a smaller and just as great a following. Such is the case with Swimming… Read More ›

Carol Kleyn “Return of the Silkie” (Drag City)

If harpist Carol Kleyn‘s second album, Takin’ the Time, was her attempt to take her sound into a more mainstream direction, her third album, Return of the Silkie, released in 1983, brings her back to the sound she excelled at: haunting and hauntingly beautiful music that defies easy categorization. One cannot easily pigeonhole Kleyn; her… Read More ›

Basia “Time and Tide” (Cherry Pop)

After leaving sophisti-pop band Matt Bianco–where she had scored a chart hit with her song “Half a Minute”–Polish-born Basia embarked on a solo career. Time and Tide, her debut album, is a joyous, upbeat album of catchy, radio-friendly jazz-pop. Never content to be devoted to one sound, songs would range from Big Band pop (“Time… Read More ›

Cud: The Complete BBC Sessions (3 Loop Music)

  Okay, first things first. If you’ve never heard of Leeds-based Cud, this massive four-CD set isn’t the starting place for you–your best bet is 2006 anthology Rich and Strange. It’s a great collection, compiling the best of the entirety of their career. For the hardcore Cud-dets, though, this is a great collection that captures… Read More ›