Category Archives: New Wave

(October 7, 2017): Eddie + The Hot Rods – Teenage Depression

From the 1976 UK single, Teenage Depression / Shake.  With Dave Higgs writing songs, the first iteration of Eddie & The Hot Rods was at the intersection of pub rock (think Dr. Feelgood) and the emergence of punk (think the … Continue reading

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(March 31, 2017): Aztec Camera – Good Morning Britain

From the 1990 album, Stray. Thinking about Brexit this morning. Mick Jones is obviously providing the pipes here. Other guests including Paul Carrack and Mickey Gallagher.

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(March 27, 2017): The Alley Cats – Too Much Junk

From the 1980 10″ single, Too Much Junk / Night Along the Blvd.  As the Alley Cats, Dianne Chai, Randy Stodola and John McCarthy, were a three piece late 1970s punk band from Lomita, CA, as suburb of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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(October 6, 2016): Food and Money – Ignorance is Cool …

From a 1982 collection of unreleased tunes known as, No Loafers.  It would be a perfect title for so many involved in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign if ignorance in a President were cool.  Pro tip – it’s not.  Food and Money … Continue reading

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(March 9, 2016) – Thrash! – Time Will Tell

From the 1982 Statik compilation album, Your Secret’s Safe With Us …   This double LP collected specially recorded performance by 18 northern UK bands.  Almost none of these bands (other than The Chameleons and Indians in Moscow) released anything further … Continue reading

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(May 16, 2015): Magazine – Shot By Both Sides

From the 1978 album, Real Life.  This is the album version of this tune, which was released a bit earlier in a different form as the band’s first single.  It was written by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelly (after they’d … Continue reading

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(April 29, 2015): Blondie – Shayla

From the 1979 album, Eat To The Beat. 

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