Iterations: Telvision’s “Marquee Moon”

One of the greatest <insert term here> ever. No matter what you put in that phrase – “Songs”? “Recordings”? “Title tracks”? “Performances”? – it would be accurate. Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd’s interlocking guitars and alternating solos are just epic and a clinic in awesome. Effusive much? Yes, but I can’t not hear that opening […]

Siouxsie & The Banshees’ Kaleidoscope on #TimsTwitterListeningParty

Going back to the #TimsTwitterListeningParty well, and get used to it because there’s been lots of great stuff there. But I shall be judicious. Here, we’ve got Siouxsie & The Banshees’ 1980 record Kaleidoscope with commentary from drummer Budgie. He made his recording debut with the band on this album alongside new guitarist John McGeoch, […]

Girls Names – “The New Life”

Belfast’s Girls Names traded in fairly on-the-nose post-punk – adjectives like “mournful”, “cold”, “dirgey” could equally apply to the vocals, guitars, drums, or synths – but when it clicked it evoked the best of the genre and they were at the top of their game on their 2013 album, The New Life. Their other albums […]