Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I'm Back


I’m finally back after spending some time in San Francisco, Miami, and most recently Las Vegas - apologies to those waiting my review of A HOUSE. I first want to throw out a few 80’s bands that I think are worth listening to. I was sitting in TRYST at the Wynn on Saturday night and the DJ was spinning some great 80’s stuff. It reminded me to not strictly focus on some of the great new stuff coming out, but to also remind everyone about some great old stuff you might not be that familiar with or maybe just forgot about. So here is my list of 5 80’s bands that I think are a must- when we talk Delorean 80’s

  1. The Men Without Hats
  2. Erasure
  3. Lightning Seeds
  4. XTC
  5. New Order

Hit these up once the weather gets a little warmer.

A HOUSE- I am the Greatest- Is in my opinion, the most underappreciated album I can think of. The album as whole is dark, funny, and sprinkled with greatness. I am afraid, is an incredible acoustic ballad, where Dave Couse keeps it simple- “I am afraid to lose control, I am afraid of growing old, I am afraid to die, but it’s something I must do.” Take it easy, has a more friendly rock style, while still maintaining the purity of Couse’s lyrics. Listen to Endless Art just to make sure you know people you should. Check this album out- it is one of my favorites- and one that I hope people will much belatedly throw their arms around.

2 comments:

DJ said...

Good call... I am Afraid is a sweet song! I'll have to check out the rest of that album.

Anonymous said...

LETS MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE 80'S!!!!!!
BUT WHAT ABOUT DEF LEPARD OR POISON?! CLASSIC 80'S GOODNESS!