Tag: 1989

Steve Jones: Mercy/Fire And Gasoline (Rock Candy Records)

In the late 1980s, former sex pistols guitarist Steve Jones launched a brief solo career, issuing two underrated albums of hard rock and heavy metal, both of which have been remastered and rescued from obscurity.

Steve Jones: Mercy/Fire And Gasoline (Rock Candy Records)

In the late 1980s, former sex pistols guitarist Steve Jones launched a brief solo career, issuing two underrated albums of hard rock and heavy metal, both of which have been remastered and rescued from obscurity.

Felt: Me & A Monkey On The Moon (Cherry Red)

Felt came to a quiet end in 1989, completing their”ten albums and ten singles in ten years” plan, and they did so with some of their finest music and best produced material of their career. The album also serves as an interesting predecessor and forerunner to the forthcoming Britpop movement.

Felt: Me & A Monkey On The Moon (Cherry Red)

Felt came to a quiet end in 1989, completing their”ten albums and ten singles in ten years” plan, and they did so with some of their finest music and best produced material of their career. The album also serves as an interesting predecessor and forerunner to the forthcoming Britpop movement.

Song Of The Day: A Certain Ratio, “Good Together”

Taken from the Mute Records release, Good Together.

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’: Mystery Road (Island Records/UMe)

When it came to their music, Georgia-based rockers Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ always defied expectations; they were a red-hot Southern Rock band who could quickly turn into a damn fine roots-rock group. Their third album, Mystery Road, is arguably their best, and this deluxe edition shows why. It’s a blend of all sorts of styles, and has been expanded with a handful of demos to show that the album was no fluke.

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’: Mystery Road (Island Records/UMe)

When it came to their music, Georgia-based rockers Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ always defied expectations; they were a red-hot Southern Rock band who could quickly turn into a damn fine roots-rock group. Their third album, Mystery Road, is arguably their best, and this deluxe edition shows why. It’s a blend of all sorts of styles, and has been expanded with a handful of demos to show that the album was no fluke.

Song Of The Day: Exposé, “Tell Me Why”

Taken from the Cherry Pop release, What You Don’t Know (Expanded Edition).

Song Of The Day: The Beach Boys, “Somewhere Near Japan”

A lovely little late-period number with a Jeff Lynne-style production, and one interesting backstory.

Bad English: Bad English (Rock Candy)

Bad English was an AOR supergroup formed during the downtime of their members’ successive projects. Their self-titled debut album featured one massive hit and a dozen more equally delightful hard rock confections, and remains more than a mere side project.