Tag: 1992

John Cale: Fragments Of A Rainy Season (Domino)

John Cale’s 1992 live album, Fragments Of A Rainy Season, was an experiment in performing his material in true solo fashion–him onstage, alone with just his guitar or piano. It was a calculated risk, and one that resulted in one of his finest albums to date.

BOOK EXCERPT: Never Critique Your Friends, by Everett True

We are pleased to present an exclusive excerpt from Everett True’s forthcoming book, Electrical Storm. In this powerful excerpt, we learn what happened when True critiqued his friends in the band Lush.

Betty Boo: Grrr! It’s Betty Boo (Deluxe Edition) (Cherry Pop)

The sultry, sassy pop on Betty Boo’s sophomore album, Grrr! It’s Betty Boo was superior, intelligent dance pop that promised a great future for this young, talented woman. Shame it didn’t happen that way; still, this is a fine reminder of just how special Betty Boo was.

3AM Eternal: The Jennifers, “Tomorrow’s Rain” (1991)

A rare treat from a band who would record one record for a major label, find itself dropped, and would regroup themselves to become one of the most popular British bands in the 1990s. Guess who!

3AM Eternal: The Flaming Lips, “Frogs” (1992)

Eyeballs and amphibians and polka dotted toilets, oh my!

3AM Eternal: dada “Dizz Knee Land” (1992)

A dedication to all those off-season weekend travelers, enjoying “The Happiest Place On Earth” at discounted rates!

Faith No More: The Real Thing/Angel Dust (Rhino)

Faith No More’s first two records with Mike Patton as vocalist provide an excellent glimpse of a pretty good band morphing into something much greater.

Ian McNabb: Truth and Beauty (Cherry Red)

  Former Icicle Works frontman Ian McNabb entered the 1990s without his long-running band, without a record deal, and, as the liner notes seem to suggest, a lack of confidence in his ability–one that would be bolstered by the minor success of a self-released single, recorded for little money and little expectation. It’s understandable, this… Read More ›