INXS – Listen Like Thieves

Women want him, and men want to be him.  But enough about me, let’s talk about Michael Hutchence and IN EXCESS.  In 1985, MTV was arguably at its zenith (they actually played music videos) when INXS released their 5th studio album.  The combination of a magnetic lead singer and the influence of MTV could catapult… Continue reading INXS – Listen Like Thieves

Fugazi – Fugazi (7 Songs)

It sometimes comes as a shock to people to learn that my first love in music is punk.  I don’t outwardly fit the proverbial mold.  Growing up, my generation’s exposure to music was pretty much limited to the radio and whatever our parents owned in their collection.  However, adolescence allowed us to start formulating our… Continue reading Fugazi – Fugazi (7 Songs)

David Bowie – Let’s Dance

Bowie does Disco.  David does Dance.  The Thin White Duke transforms once again.  Stevie Ray Vaughn on guitar.  Nile Rodgers (Chic, Random Access Memories) producing.  It always felt too slick.  Too much of a cash grab.  I was never a huge fan of this album…until I heard it in the right context.   I have an… Continue reading David Bowie – Let’s Dance

The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms

This morning on the way to drop you off at school, we were listening to the new Panda Bear album Reset.  I made a comment along the lines of “oooohhh I like these melodies.  Very Beach Boys and Feelies.”  You didn’t really care about the Beach Boys or The Feelies, but you did ask, “What’s… Continue reading The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms