Monday, November 19, 2018

Gary Numan


Gary Numan combined his early punk roots with some synthesizer and took on a "Man Who Fell To Earth" persona.  Sometimes it sounds like he made the same album 3 or 4 times in a row before evolving into something else.  But at 60 years old, he's managed to not become a parody of his early image, nor stagnant musically, which is quite a feat.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Suede






It's fascinating how many Bowie devotees seem to be obsessed with a very narrow portion of his catalog and have created entire careers from a small sliver of influence.  Nevertheless, Suede kicked up some good noise, especially on their earlier albums, while their later work has been more melancholy and delicate.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Waterboys


Long-running Irish rock band led by Scotsman Mike Scott.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Primal Scream


If there's a style of music Primal Scream hasn't tried... just be patient, they'll probably get around to it.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Alphaville


Best known for their 2 hits "Forever Young" and "Big in Japan," listeners may be pleasantly surprised by digging deeper into their catalogue.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Glass Tiger


Whether you find Glass Tiger to be representative of the worst middle-of-the-road 80s music, or hail them as one of Canada's best 80s bands... I dunno, but there is some enjoyable stuff among their 3 albums.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Shriekback


Alt Goth Funk?  Shriekback are cool, sublime, sometimes dancey, sometimes dark.