Posts tagged "Marshall Crenshaw"
bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties: 70-61

bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties: 70-61

Click here for #100-91 , #90-81 , and #80-71 ! #70. Elvis Costello & The Attractions | Get Happy!! Released: 2/15/80 | RIAA certification: none It’s more than “British white dude totally gets Motown”, and yet, it’s not. Approximating stomping pop-soul chestnuts isn’t necessarily a revolutionary idea, and it’d be easy for a seasoned, versatile rock ensemble like The Attractions to Xerox the sound without necessarily tapping into why we all love those records in the first place. And it’d be pleasant, and [...]

Get It While You Can!: Music From Mike Doughty & Marshall Crenshaw

If you stay up late at night and watch infomercials, then you’re all about the whole “ACT NOW” spiel. Well, here are some musical offers from two of my favorite songwriters and they both end within the next 24 hours, so I implore you to take advantage!! By now, you’re probably aware of our affection for Mike Doughty. In the past twelve months alone, Mike has gifted us with an album of brand new material, a double live album, and [...]

An Hour (& a Half) of Power (Pop) with Fountains of Wayne

I owe my love of Fountains of Wayne to a decision to go to Wendy’s. I was sitting in a booth, enjoying a late lunch one day, when “Hey Julie” came on the PA. Immediately taken with the song, I got back to my office, Googled the song lyrics and realized…I already owned it. “Welcome Interstate Managers”, the band’s third album, had found it’s way into my record collection several months before, and I’d never given it a truly thorough [...]