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RS# 382: Modern Lovers, Modern Lovers


The Modern Lovers Modern Lovers

Release Date: 1976 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: No
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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 #405: Big Star- Radio City


Big Star, Radio City

Release Date: 1974
Previously Owned: Yes
First Time Listen: No
Love this cover. No idea why.
Impressions: I've made no secret of my worshipping at the altar of Big Star and their picture-perfect first album. It's too bad their legend has mostly swallowed up their songs, but let's put this one on and do the best we can... That funky, attention-grabbing guitar opening for "O My Soul" almost has an r&b sound. The herky jerky all-over-the-place drumming from Jody Stevens makes the tune feel like … Continue Reading ››

RS #429: Brian Eno, Another Green World

Eno, Another Green World
Another Eno Album

Brian Eno, Another Green World

Release Date: 1975
Previously Owned: No
First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: I'm not sure why they cluster similar albums together on this list. I just reviewed Eno's Here Comes The Warm Jets at #432. Perhaps spreading these albums further apart for variety sake would have been considerate towards idiots like myself who are listening to the entire list in order, I'm just saying. Let's fire this one up… Seems even more experimental than … Continue Reading ››