1. Our Town – Marshall Crenshaw – How can a man sound so true so many years later? This tale of a small town boy knocked on his ass by the big city is an echoing cathedral of sound. It sounded so wrong for the songs aspirations back in the day, but now its charm lies as much in its inconguity as anything else.
2. Shake – The Ying Yang Twins – Pretty good dance hip hop saved by Mr. 305.
4. Forever Yours – Weird one sampling Beethoven for a mushy, smart, English love song. really great.
5. Paradise – Coldplay – This piece of crap is the song that saved their lousy album? This? It takes a minute to kick in and once it does you wish to fuck it would stop.
6. Out On The Street – Bruce Springsteen – From a 1999 gig at the Meadowlands. I caught him six time on the tour, including the first and last dates. That's me singing "oh oh o o o o o o". A great tour by the way, with no album to flog he sang his hits for hours.
7. Little Talks – Of Monsters And men – A grower, don't see why it can't break pop.
8. Very First Time – Roscoe Dash – I'mm by a gift certificate to Itunes to the first rapper who writes a rap song without calling his girl "Shorty".
9. Presenting Bianca Castagoire – John Williams
10. Better Than I Know Myself – Nasty little dance rocker.
Miley makes it three at the top
better than you remember
it has been four years since her last long player
quickly get your music noticed
A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)
the final issue edited by Susan Whitall
hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess
a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him