A Strange Turning Point: Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’

After two solid slick and upbeat new wave albums, Talking Heads were ready to change. Their third studio album Fear of Music was the second full-length album the band would record with the supreme Brian Eno. You wouldn’t think their previous album More Songs About Buildings and Food in 1978 was produced by Eno, since it doesn’t include that … More A Strange Turning Point: Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’

Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture ‘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 ‘Lone Rhino’

Franz Ferdinand Reestablish 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 Reestablish Themselves on ‘Always Ascending’