Light In The Attic’s continuing policy of reissuing some of the most obscure records ever made has recently brought to light a true enigma of a record. Not much is known about who the artist known only as Lewis might be, and the details surrounding the making of his sole album L’amour (you see what… Read More ›
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 Pale, was more contemporaneous with the New Romantic scene than with the punk and New Wave styles it was known for. Comparisons to… Read More ›
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 Tapes, 1983 is a rare recording from the band’s early years. Shortly after signing to Geffen, the band went into friend and notable… Read More ›
As we transition from January into February, a note. As February offers us that most divisive of holidays (not Groundhog’s Day, mind), our Song Of The Day’s theme will be that of love songs. Consider the next month a mix tape from yours truly, as we offer up some of our favorite, classic love songs.
This one’s pretty much self-explanatory. Taken from the 1983 Mercury Records release #8
Like ’em or hate ’em, one cannot deny the power of the early songs of U2. Fame was ascending–as was Bono‘s hubris as a frontman–but one cannot deny the power of this song. Taken from the 1983 album War.
So many cities, so many different scenes. Due to the sheer size of America and the size of large cities, it’s inevitable that many truly great local bands go unheard, while those with a small following are often forgotten about after they split, living in on in the memories of those lucky few who saw… Read More ›