Posts tagged "punk"
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 – “It’s Not The Same, Girl” by Memphis Goons They were the missing link between The Velvet Underground and Guided By Voices. They recorded hundreds of low-fi opuses during the late ’60s, none of which got a proper release until their first album “Teenage BBQ” in 1996. Member, Xavier Tarpit is... Read more »
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 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 »
On this date sixty years ago, Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) is born in Queens. He died of lymphatic cancer just over ten years ago. His just-released New York City is the current Coolest Song in the World this week on the Underground Garage. Here is a live version from ’78 of my favorite song from... Read more »
On this date thirty-two years ago, Blondie has their first number-one single – Heart of Glass. They would have three more over the next two years:
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “The April Fools” by Dionne Warwick Another slice of pop perfection compliments of the team of Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Dionne Warwick. This early ’60s gem will help you to forget what a disaster Dionne’s appearance on “The Celebrity Apprentice” has been… Listen: April Fools
On this date thirty years ago, Blondie’s Rapture starts a two-week run at number one. This is one of the first rap songs. It is also Blondie’s third number hit after Heart of Glass and Call Me. Here is the original video:
St. Pat’s Special – The Pogues – “The Sick Bed Cuchulainn” Great Irish music…hold the dreaded bagpipes!
by Eric Berman Song Of the Day – “Grey Cortina” by Tom Robinson Band From their classic 1978 album “Power In the Darkness” comes this great song about a little known car on this side of the pond. TRB only released two full-length albums in the late 70s before going their separate ways. I was... Read more »