Posts tagged "new wave"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Too Many Creeps" by Bush Tetras

Song Of The Day – “Too Many Creeps” by Bush Tetras New York City’s Bush Tetras stock in trade was angular, funky post-punk dance music. While contemporaries like Gang Of Four and Romeo Void scored the hits, the Tetras were resigned to become one-hit wonders. But back in 1980, this song was one heck of... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Love A Man In A Uniform" by Gang Of Four

Song Of The Day – “I Love A Man In A Uniform” by Gang Of Four By 1982’s “Songs Of The Free” album, bassist Dave Allen left Gang Of Four for the greener pastures of Shriekback to be replaced by Sara Lee. This found remaining members Andy Gill and Jon King trading in their agit-Punk... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Up The Neck" by Pretenders

Song Of The Day – “Up The Neck” by Pretenders This song exudes pure sexuality in its imagery although the lyrics tell a different story…”Lust turns to angers, a kiss to a slug…” Chrissie Hynde was just amazing during this era and their debut album remains a solid 5-star classic to this day. Here is... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Cincinnati Fatback" by Roogalator

Song Of The Day  by Eric Berman “Cincinnati Fatback” by Roogalator Another great track from the “Stiff Records Box Set!” Roogalator was one of the first Stiff releases in 1976 and was right in line with the other “Pub Rock” releases they dealt in during the early days of the label. Danny Adler hailed from... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "They Don't Know" by Kirsty MacColl

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “They Don’t Know” by Kirsty MacColl Another gem from the Stiff Records Box Set is the 1979 original version of this song that would later become a hit for Tracey Ullman in 1982. Kirsty MacColl wrote the song and in her hands it was much slower and more... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric

        Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric Recently listened to my Stiff Records box set from back in the day. They were the British Punk and New Wave label that first signed the likes of Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury, Lene Lovich, Rachel Sweet,... Read more »

Today in Music History: The Clash

On this date thirty-one years ago, members of The Clash get into a fight with several members of the audience during a concert in Hamburg:       

Concert Review - Echo & the Bunnymen

Sargeant and McCullouch, original Bunnymen Eighties British new wavers Echo & the Bunnymen returned back to the States following up last year’s tour in support of “The Fountain.” This time, however, the band was treating its fans to full length, live performances of their first two albums, “Crocodiles” and “Heaven Up Here.” A not quite... Read more »

Today in Music History: Jimmy Soul, Archie Bell & Drells, Simple Minds

On this date forty-eight years ago, Jimmy Soul’s entertaining hit If You Wanna Be Happy starts a two-week run at the top.  Five years later, Archie Bell and the Drells start their own two-week run at the top with the soul classic Tighten Up  (“We dance just as good as we walk”).  Seventeen years after... Read more »

Today in Music History: Earth, Wind and Fire; Talking Heads

On this date sixty years ago, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind, and Fire is born in Denver and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads is born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  Here’s an EWF favorite from ’79:      
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