Tag: 1981

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.

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.

Badfinger: Say No More (Gonzo Multimedia)

The final album from the seemingly cursed Badfinger, it’s a surprisingly upbeat rock record, with a fair amount of boogie-woogie piano to boot.

Badfinger: Say No More (Gonzo Multimedia)

The final album from the seemingly cursed Badfinger, it’s a surprisingly upbeat rock record, with a fair amount of boogie-woogie piano to boot.

Art Pepper: Neon Art Volumes 2 & 3 (Omnivore Recordings)

Volumes Two and Three in Omnivore Recordings’ Art Pepper series Neon Art document Pepper’s final Japanese tour, and capture the legend at his finest.

Paul Nelson: Vortex (Medical Records)

Okay, so where has this record been hiding? Paul Nelson was a young man of musical ambition, a nerd-like love for computers, and, apparently, Tangerine Dream and other prog-rock records. He recorded this, his lone album, and it’s a shame he didn’t make more. First things first: skip over the first song, “Automated Man,” as… Read More ›

Keith Emerson: Honky (1981)

If one were feeling sarcastic, one might suggest that Honky, progressive keyboardist Keith Emerson‘s solo album from 1981, should have been titled Prog-Rockers in Paradise. While Honky is far from a Jimmy Buffett-style affair, it most certainly isn’t the austere, almost solemn affair of Emerson’s work with Emerson, Lake &¬† Palmer; if anything, the record… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Sheena Easton “Morning Train (9 to 5)” (1981)

The holidays are over, now back to work, you lot! Taken from the 2009 Cherry Pop reissue of Take My Time

Lost Singles: Yoko Ono “No, No, No” c/w “Will You Touch Me” (1981)

It’s not really necessary to relate to you the significance of today; I trust my readers to know full well what happened today in rock history. In 1981, widow Yoko Ono came out of grieving in the way she knew best: her art. Yoko has always been a polarizing figure, and just because she’d just… Read More ›