Blog posts filed under: Apropos of nothing

Best pop platter of 1987?

| February 18th, 2011

Despite being smack dab in the middle of an era of horrid prevailing production practices (e.g. the SSL+Lexicon+DASH recorder sound), 1987 was a fairly OK year for music (Darklands, Sister, You’re Living All Over Me, Yo Bum Rush the Show, even Cloud Nine had a couple winners) but this one stands out as my clear pick for single of the year:

When it all comes down by Miaow

That Twink–what a kidder

| February 11th, 2011

The Pretty Things on French TV. Twink the drummer adds a Gallic twist.

Joe Boyd’s radio show

| February 5th, 2011

How the hell did I not know about this?

Boyd, a man of prescient taste, produced many, many things, including our favourite debut single ever:

A Leppard’s plea for help?

| January 22nd, 2011

I never noticed the melancholic subtext of this song until I heard the vox in isolation:

It’s almost as if it’s foreshadowing an impending loss of life and limb…