A Closer Look: How Clor’s Only Album Became a Lost Indie Rock Gem

Starting today, I present to you a new weekly column called A Closer Look, where I take an in-depth look at an album I believe is overlooked. This week, I’m revisiting the self-titled and only album from the mysterious and short-lived Brixton post-punk band Clor.  During my junior year of high school, I would occasionally … More A Closer Look: How Clor’s Only Album Became a Lost Indie Rock Gem

Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

After two quirky, but prominent and slick new wave albums, Talking Heads wanted change. Their third album Fear of Music would be a more serious take on experimenting compared to their 1978 dance-oriented album More Songs About Buildings and Food in 1978. Unlike the record that was made for 28-year-olds, the grooves on Fear of Music … More Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture on ‘Lone Rhino’

After seeing David Byrne this past weekend, I listened to every Talking Heads album I owned on vinyl. Hearing the quick-paced, choppy guitar riff in “The Great Curve” off the innovative “Remain in Light” (1980), reminded me of the guitarist playing “Stay” alongside David Bowie in 1978, on the German television program, “Musikladen.” When looking … More Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture on ‘Lone Rhino’

Franz Ferdinand Reinvent Themselves on ‘Always Ascending’

The most recent from the Scottish-rockers, Franz Ferdinand, proves that the band has not yet lost their edge in music and are one of the greatest bands to come out of 2000’s – who are still balanced and relevant to this day. We last heard from them in 2016, when they took aim at then-Republican … More Franz Ferdinand Reinvent Themselves on ‘Always Ascending’