Tag Archives: 1976

RS# 382: Modern Lovers, Modern Lovers


The Modern Lovers Modern Lovers

Release Date: 1976 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: No
Absolutely classic rock logo. By Source, Fair use, Link
Impressions: Proto-punk, proto-New Wave, proto-Talking Heads (with an actual future-Talking Head on keyboards)...but solid, simple...sounds perfect. Velvet Underground meets Punk or something. Again, weird I never really got into this album when I was younger. With the organ like in "Astral Plane", sometimes they sounds even Doors like, but swap Jonathan Richman's nerdy … Continue Reading ››

RS # 391: Jackson Browne, The Pretender


Jackson Browne The Pretender

Release Date: 1976 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
"Oh Jackson, I’m sorry the ’60s had to end" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.
Impressions: I was surprised by how much I liked his previous album on this list. Let's see if he can keep it up... "The Fuse" is tasteful, well produced, but kind of a bore. I can see how people got tired of this stuff in '76 and … Continue Reading ››

RS #445: Steve Miller Band, Fly Like an Eagle

Steve Miller Band, Fly Like An Eagle
His hair is flying like an eagle, for sure.

Steve Miller Band, Fly Like an Eagle

Release Date: 1976 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes Impressions: Like many red-blooded American males who have spent time at Boy Scout Camp, I have an appreciation for the occasional Steve Miller Band jam. My SMB dosage usually came in the form a tape of their greatest hits played loudly while tooling around Wisconsin in a Trans Am. Let's turn the clock back… Whooshy, familiar keyboard opening, woah, man. Then, it comes in: … Continue Reading ››

#489: KISS, Destroyer


KISS, Destroyer

Release Date: 1976
Previously Owned: No
First Time Listen: Yes
I enjoy the jauntiness of this drawing
Impressions: When I was in first grade, I would avoid getting beaten up by older kids by drawing pictures of the KISS on other kids' folders and textbook covers. I vividly recall referencing photos in magazines of KISS members rocking outlandish costumes, having pet tigers, crazy pyrotechnics at shows or shooting fire and/or blood out of their mouths onstage. It all seemed so larger than life. I was too young to buy their records so I never actually heard … Continue Reading ››