Tag Archives: 1977

RS# 412: Wire, Pink Flag


Wire, Pink Flag

Release Date: 1977 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
This album isn't really about golf, I don't think
Impressions: Wire is a British punk forefather band often name-checked in relationship to bands I enjoy (R.E.M., The Jam, The Futureheads, Devo, and the previously reviewed, Minutemen,) usually in reference to the start-stop dynamics and "angular" guitar. Somehow, I never bothered to listen to the source before. Today, I bother… "Reuters" opens with a slow riff and shouting vocal letting us know that the music will arty … Continue Reading ››

RS #441: Suicide, Suicide

Suicide, Suicide
Yep, this is what it sounds like.

Suicide, Suicide Release Date: 1977

Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes Impressions: Completely never heard of these guys. Not even in name, although I'm going to assume it's not party-time music…So far, name is apt: they play lo-fi, almost amateurish, early New Romantic keyboard heavy sad music. The mood is Dire. "Ghost Rider" sounds like if a depressed Elvis got ahold of some synths. You can definitely hear a wire-frame for new wave or goth type … Continue Reading ››

RS #443: Cheap Trick, In Color

Cheap Trick, In Color
It's oddly apt that they put the two pretty boys on the cover and hid the other two, more-talented dudes.

Cheap Trick, In Color

Release Date: 1977 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes Impressions:For a guy like myself who loves '70s power pop, Cheap Trick for whatever reason has never won me over before. Let's give them a chance…. Well, "Hello There" is a goofball fun rocking opener and "Big Eyes" rocks fine, but that's it; just fine. The production seems a little restrained, the songs don't quite seem to take off. … Continue Reading ››