1. Tightrope – Janelle Monae – Maybe the highlight of Friday’s entire day at Governor Ball on Friday, this is a pure rhythm dance track, ridiculously modern disco blaster. Big Boi’s rap only makes it that much better. Janelle was a star after this – A
2. Looking After Number One – The Boomtown Rats – Early punks ode to ultra solipsism was mistaken as Irish punk, maybe because of the hairdos and skinny jeans, but is more mainstream than the Clash were at that time – B+
3. Taken For A Fool – The Strokes – Julian’s last great song as he channels his inner Elvis Costello – A
4. She’s So Modern – The Boomtown Rats – She’s so 20th century, she’s so 1970s… and still a tonic for the troops – B+
5. Long Hair – Drowners – Great song, they totally screwed it up at GB – A
6. Codeine – Jason Isbell – Introduced as a real country song (“I know because I wrote it”), one of his best – A
7. Feel It All Around – Washed Out – A big song for them, sounds bigger live – B+
8. Left And Right In The Dark – Julian Casablancas – All I wanted from the solo (well + Voidz) Julian, was more songs like this and I’m not gonna get it – A
9. Hold On, Hold On – Neko Case – Great guitar sound, but her voice bores me – B
10. Bulletproof – La Roux – Huge blast of disco synths – A
Going Steady: New Singles 3-17-23 – 3-23-23 Reviewed
it is like a change in the drill direction
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1985 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 3-10-23 – 3-16-23
a potential top album of the year.
Dawes At Beacon Theatre, Saturday, March 18th, 2023, Reviewed
Refreshingly honest and considerate
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Albums 3-24-23 – 3-30-23
can they survive an entire album?
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks March 20th To 26Th
Fleet Foxes are at the Belasco on Wednesday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1985 (Volume 16, Number 12)
highlighting hair metal bands simply to make fun of them was more amusing than profitable