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Tag: The Bangles

Prince: Originals (NPG Records/Warner Brothers)

The latest in a series of excursions into the legendarily prolific Prince offers up a compelling theme: fifteen songs Prince gave to friends and his protégées. Even though the ubiquity of some of the hits casts a bit of a shadow on Prince’s versions, on the whole this is an interesting look into his talent.

Song Of The Day: The Bangles, “Jet Fighter”

Taken from the Yep Roc release, 3 x 4.

Song Of The Day: Derrick Anderson, “Happiness”

Taken from the Omnivore Recordings release, A World Of My Own.

The Bangles: Ladies And Gentlemen…The Bangles! (Omnivore Records)

This new compilation highlights the earliest work of the pop band The Bangles, and captures their fun, Paisley Underground spirit and punk-rock spunk that would soon be traded in for slick, Top 40 pop.

3AM Eternal: Rainy Day, “Rainy Day, Dream Away” (1984)

Rainy Day was a one-off studio project that involved a handful of key members of the Paisley Underground scene, including members of The Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, The Bangles, and The Three O’Clock. Their sole album, a self-titled affair, is a rare gem that is sought after by those in the know, commanding high prices and… Read More ›

The Bangles: Ladies And Gentlemen…The Bangles! (Down Kiddie!)

The Bangles’ pre-major label era finally gets the compilation it rightly deserves.