Wednesday Words 10/28/15: Rocks
“I got a rock.” –Charlie Brown “Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special” –Chris Rock
Tunesday: 1988 Throwing Muses–Juno, Bright Yellow Gun & More
Kristen Hersh and her band, Throwing Muses, have been among my very favorites since I initially heard the song “Juno” from their first full length album, House Tornado, grind it’s way out of my stereo speakers back in 1988. I’ve begun to realize what a magnificent year that was for my musical tastes–maybe there was…
What else could follow my last post?
Veruca Salt. One of my favorite songs from the 90’s–used to play it for my daughters just to show them that girls can rock just like boys. One of my favorite all-time performance videos–the song’s been stuck in my head for a week, and I just thought I’d stick it in yours. too. Starts…
Friday Rock N Roll Idols: Sleater Kinney
A lot of folks know Carrie Brownstein from her Portlandia brilliance, but long before she was a TV star, she was in one of the best, coolest bands ever: Sleater-Kinney. The band peaked in the mid-90s, but spiritually they’re directly related to the best 80s punk had to offer–and their spirit lives on with the…
Friday Morning Rock n Roll Idols: Poi Dog Pondering (video link repaired)
Poi Dog Pondering–I can’t think of a better band to throw out here as we enjoy the first truly warm days of spring. One of the most enjoyable shows I ever saw was in the old Graffiti Lounge in Pittsburgh, late Spring 1990, for a triple bill featuring John Wesley Harding, Poi Dog Pondering, and…
Friday Morning Rock and Roll Idols: The Dead Kennedys
What can I say about the DK’s? I never listened to a lot of hardcore, but at the risk of revealing that I am and always was a bit of a poseur, I’d call them “accessible hardcore,” owing to their intelligent, often scathingly satirical social, cultural, and political underpinnings. I missed out on the Sex…
Friday Morning Rock & Roll Idols: The Reivers
Man, I loved these guys. If a band ever deserved to be rich and famous, it was The Reivers The Reivers: In Your Eyes
Friday Morning Rock & Roll Idols: Husker Du
The best live bad, maybe ever…Diane, Hate Paper Doll, and Green Eyes.