Lord have mercy, Baby’s got her blue jeans on!
American cities with thriving music scenes in 1984 overlooked by Huey Lewis & The News in their #1 US Pop Hit ‘The Heart Of Rock And Roll’
Forgetting Minneapolis? The year of Purple Rain, Let It Be, and Zen Arcade? Inexcusable.
Their music is most welcome in this house: subtle, chiding, elliptical, warm, inviting.
The streets are wide and paved with grey. The grass is green unless it’s burnt or isn’t. The costumes are cheap. The rent is low rise.
Shorts have always been a little difficult to pull off.
If people really did root for the underdog, if they really did want the unlikely nerd to be the hero, then Jad Fair would be a household name.
Bangs wept. This music makes me deliriously happy. It clatters, it splatters, it shatters, it matters. I’ve listened to the album front to back, back to front, sideways, length ways, every which wrong ways, adored the New Order steals, the slices of unrequited Bikini Kill/Skinned Teen screaming, the tributes to the female Captain Beefheart, the […]