Monday, April 25, 2016

RIP Papa Wemba


As Congolese artist Papa Wemba just passed away, I thought I'd post a little tribute. This album from 1995, Emotion, is one of my favorites. It's so brilliant and full of life, perfect for playing on a lazy, sunny afternoon. It also opened the door for me to further explore the music of Africa.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Chameleons (UK)


The Chameleons were another great band that came about at the tail end of the post-punk era. Their debut "Script of the Bridge" is an absolute classic, somewhere between early U2 and the Cure. Their dual-guitar interplay is some of the best ever.