Throwback Thursday: R.E.M. – Green

Just shy of its 29th birthday, R.E.M.’s sixth album, GREEN, is the midpoint of the band’s three-album journey into the mainstream.   The band had steadily progressed from a popular college-rock band throughout the early eighties, ever encroaching upon the margins of Pop/Rock, with a sound and style that would lay the foundation for the “alternative” prefix. … More Throwback Thursday: R.E.M. – Green

Throwback Thursday: Let the Day Begin – The Call

The Call had the misfortune of being about a decade too late.  Like R.E.M., they formed in 1980.  R.E.M. went on to be considered the grandfathers of alternative rock, forging new paths and garnering fans and acclaim by pushing the genre in new directions.   The Call, on the other hand, struggled throughout their career … More Throwback Thursday: Let the Day Begin – The Call

Throwback Thursday – “Night Moves” by Bob Seger

Bob Seger was born in 1945 in Detroit Michigan. Thirteen years and seventeen hundred miles hence, I was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. In ’62, when Seger was living the experiences that inspired the nostalgic “Night Moves,”  I was a mere pre-schooler. In ’76, when I first heard the song, I was in my late … More Throwback Thursday – “Night Moves” by Bob Seger

Throwback Thursday – Randall Elliott and Can’t Buy a Thrill

This year, Elliott Randall celebrates his 70th birthday.  And celebrating its 45th birthday this year is Steely Dan’s debut album, Can’t Buy a Thrill.  If you’re like me, the name Elliott Randall brings nothing to mind, while the name Can’t Buy a Thrill brings back a flood of memories. So why bring up Elliott Randall … More Throwback Thursday – Randall Elliott and Can’t Buy a Thrill

Throwback Thursday – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 marked a major turning point in the life cycle of the Beatles.  As a band, they had formed, struggled, established their “sound” and brought Beatlemania to the USA. “She Loves You” and “Please Please Me” and so many others were inescapable once the Fab Four made their way across the pond. But by 1966, … More Throwback Thursday – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Throwback Thursday – Molly Hatchet, Flirtin’ with Disaster

Memory is a weird thing.  Most memories linger because of their ties to a significant event:  meeting someone special for the first time, saying good-bye, the birth of a child, the death of a loved one.  But some memories have no such special ties to important moments and leave us scratching our heads as to … More Throwback Thursday – Molly Hatchet, Flirtin’ with Disaster