Cracker – Kerosene Hat

“Let’s get off this/And get on with it/If you wanna change the world/Shut your mouth and start this minute” I love those lyrics.  I love this album.  Fresh off its 30th anniversary, Kerosene Hat  was a Top 5 most listened to album for me in 2023.  But let’s get back to those “Get Off This”… Continue reading Cracker – Kerosene Hat

Boston – Boston

While The Supremes may be the first music I can remember, Boston is the first rock and roll band that I register.  Actually, that may be revisionist history as there is one other artist and album from that period that I have worked tirelessly to bury deep in my subconscious.  Unfortunately, we will have to… Continue reading Boston – Boston

10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe

Covid Albums Part 2.  I’m unsure if it was just my oedipal response to the crisis or personal fear, but I spent the beginning of covid listening to mostly female fronted groups.  Lucinda Williams, First Aid Kit, LP, Emmylou Harris and most of all 10,000 Maniacs, specifically their MTV Unplugged album, an album that mystifies… Continue reading 10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe

The National – Boxer

A fireplace album.  An album you look toward for warmth and comfort.  I’m usually with glass in hand either gazing back in time or introspectively in the moment.  Whenever it seems to get a little cold outside, something innately brings me back to Boxer.   I’ve been a devout The National fan since their EP inception. … Continue reading The National – Boxer

Faith No More – Angel Dust

This was my first transformational album.  My older brother and I had a very fractious relationship as children.  We went to separate schools, had separate groups of friends, and were for the most part physically separated at all times.  The only thing we shared was the wall that divided our bedrooms.  We had a few… Continue reading Faith No More – Angel Dust

Matthew Sweet – 100% Fun

Fact 1) This is the WORST pressing I own.  It sounds terrible!  This makes me weep because I bought it for Sweet’s incredible guitar work.  Fact 2) The title, 100% Fun, was taken from Kurt Cobain’s suicide note, “life is no longer 100% fun.” Fact 3) Riding that sentiment, Sweet sardonically titled the album “100%… Continue reading Matthew Sweet – 100% Fun

The Cure – Disintegration

I recently saw The Cure live for the first time; and I’m in a rush to get those feelings, thoughts and memories onto proverbial paper before they escape.  I’ve been a casual fan of the band.  I enjoy many of their singles, and I greatly enjoy this album.  In fact, I think it’s one of… Continue reading The Cure – Disintegration

Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon

Some of us are drawn to darker lights. I am one of them.  Your teenage dad tore through all of Kurt Vonnegut and Bukowski’s works, was hooked on Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and laughed hysterically through American Psycho.  However, It wasn’t until the last decade that I really discovered my mercurial, drunkard, hilarious, arrogant, obnoxious,… Continue reading Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon

A-Ha – Hunting High And Low

It’s 1995.  My U-16 soccer team, the Lafreniere Hurricanes, had just lost our second consecutive tournament final.  Spirits were low and changes needed to be made.  The team was solid, but we needed something to get us over the hump.  And I found it.  I don’t remember exactly why but I took out my Yellow… Continue reading A-Ha – Hunting High And Low