Albums Everyone Should Know - Peach Union's Audiopeach

Peach Union (or, just Peach for anyone who wasn't in the US) was an odd band made up of a relatively unknown singer (Lisa Lamb), Peter Murphy's former keyboardist and songwriting partner (Paul Statham) and a rather renowned producer and occasional instrumentalist (Pascal Gabriel). Peach released a single album, … » 11/21/14 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Prick's Communiqué & No Fair Fights

Prick is, like several "bands" that I love, the work and vision of one person, with a surrounding and rotating support cast. In this case, Prick is the creation of Kevin McMahon, formerly of Exotic Birds (notable for their onetime keyboardist, Trent Reznor) and Lucky Pierre, who kind of morphed into Prick. » 11/20/14 9:30pm Thursday 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Medicine's Time Baby II & III

Another double feature here, with two extremely different iterations of the exact same song. One performed by the original artists, in it's original, beautiful, wall of motherfucking noise, distortion cranked to 12, untouched and unforgiving presentation. And the other, polished, rounded, produced to remove all of… » 11/19/14 9:30pm Wednesday 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Spiritualized's Medication

Spiritualized is, for me, the most amazing of the pure shoegaze bands to emerge from the late 80's and early 90's. One of many bands to rise from the ashes of Spacemen 3 (others include Spectrum, E.A.R. Darkside and more), Jason Pierce (J. Spaceman) in my opinion, most faithfully carried on the sonic traditions… » 11/18/14 9:30pm Tuesday 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Living Colour's Nothingness

I pretty much guarantee that all y'all know Living Colour, and I bet that a number of you even tracked them past their first album. But if you never picked up Stain, you missed out on a gem. And though there were other amazing songs from this album, what you get tonight is two versions of this, soulful, passionate,… » 11/17/14 9:30pm Monday 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Revenge's Pineapple Face

Everyone knows New Order. Most people remember Electronic and Monaco, but very few people seem to recall Revenge. Revenge formed and released One True Passion during a lull in New Order's quest for world domination at the end of the 1980's. And though there were other singles, Pineapple Face has aged the best (and has… » 11/15/14 9:30pm 11/15/14 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Babble's Tribe and Take Me Away

Another Double Feature for you all. This one from a band that rose from the ashes of one of the most recognizable names from the 80's, Thompson Twins. After the release of Queer by Thompson Twins they disbanded and Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie reformed as Babble. Side Note, expect a post here in the near future which… » 11/13/14 9:30pm 11/13/14 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Juliet's Ride The Pain and Avalon

A special Double Feature for an artist who could have been... so much more, but as is so often the case, somehow, wasn't. Juliet was right there, number one on the dance charts with both of these tracks. And the production quality of the album was superb, with names which at the time were meaningful, but with the… » 11/12/14 9:30pm 11/12/14 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Curve's Horror Head

Full disclosure, I could write about Curve for a month. My avatar is one of their album covers and it would be impossible for me to love a band more. Horror Head is one of two songs which made me an instant convert when I was exposed to it (the other is Fait Accompli which I have talked about previously in many other… » 11/11/14 9:30pm 11/11/14 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Adam Ant's Wonderful

So, two things, one, probably nearly everyone on this blog already knows this song (which just continues to prove why I love this place). And two, this song absolutely should have taken off and exploded. And three (I can't count, sue me), about a month ago I was taking my daughter to use the bathroom while we were in… » 11/10/14 9:30pm 11/10/14 9:30pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Alanis' (?!) Doth I Protest Too Much

Ok folks hear me out here. Alanis, if you never were able to get past Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, continued to grow as an artist, and though I love those first two album, So-Called Chaos was, in my mind the most amazing release that she has seen. And Doth I Protest is such a great… » 11/06/14 9:30pm 11/06/14 9:30pm