Copper Blue ~Sugar | Then and Now This week marks the 25th year of Copper Blue, by Sugar. A really good friend turned me on to Sugar. This friend was one of those friends that life surprises you with. C.S. Lewis describers it as one of those moments of, "Oh, you too?". When it came to … Continue reading Copper Blue
Ping Pong Over the Abyss ~The 77's | Then and Now Ping Pong is The 77's debut effort, released in 1982. The title is said to have come from Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl," section 3: "I'm with you in Rockland / where you scream in a straight jacket that you're losing the game of the … Continue reading Ping Pong Over the Abyss
D.M.Z. ~Resurrection Band | Then and Now I have fond memories of listening to D.M.Z. In my opinion, this was Resurrection Band's best. Colours and Mommy Doesn't Love Daddy Anymore easily stand on their own, but both efforts led up the musical moment of D.M.Z. The album opens with the blistering, "Military Man", one of the … Continue reading D.M.Z.
The Joshua Tree ~U2 | Then and Now Today marks the 30th anniversary of U2's, The Joshua Tree. The anniversary will be celebrated with a full-blown North American and European tour. I remember when this album came out. There was much to be anticipated and it seemed like it took forever to be released after their amazing … Continue reading The Joshua Tree
The Turning ~Leslie (Sam) Phillips | Then and Now This year marks the 30th anniversary of, The Turning. The Turning, is perfectly titled for Phillip's career in 1987. Up to this point, Phillip's was in the throes of Contemporary Christian Music-dom. She had busted on the scene with true rock and pop-rock tunes that reflected the sound … Continue reading The Turning
MUSIC REVIEW SERIES: LOOKING BACK ON THE 80’S MUSIC | 1981 THEN AND NOW Mommy Doesn't Love Daddy Anymore ~Resurrection Band | Then and Now Sometime in '81, Resurrection Band released their sixth album, Mommy Doesn't Love Daddy Anymore. The title alone showed that the Chicago-based rockers weren't afraid to address the realities of a … Continue reading Mommy Doesn’t Love Daddy Anymore
Music Review Series: Looking Back On The 80's Music | 1981 Then and Now Ghost In The Machine ~The Police | Then and Now The Ghost In The Machine came with significant changes when compared to The Police's previous 3 albums. The obvious change was in the name. Their producer, Nigel Gray was missing from … Continue reading Ghost In The Machine
Music Review Series: Looking Back On The 80's Music | 1981 Then and Now ¡Alarma! ~Daniel Amos | Now and Then "Shining in the center, my Lord in the center Jesus in the center, revolving around Him Always revolving around Him" How do I put this, without sounding insulting to the band or to the … Continue reading ¡Alarma!
Music Review Series: Looking Back On The 80's Music | 1981 Then and Now October ~U2 | Now and Then "Gloria In te domine Gloria Exultate Gloria Gloria Oh, Lord, loosen my lips." "Gloria" is hands down the reason I bought this album. Early on, U2 recognized the value of grabbing the listener's attention out of … Continue reading Rejoice, Even When Under Pressure
Music Review Series: Looking Back On The 80's Music | 1980 Then and Now Boy ~U2 Released: 20 October 1980 Genres: Rock, post-punk Producer: Steve Lillywhite Line up: Bono – lead vocals | The Edge – guitar, backing vocals | Adam Clayton – bass guitar | Larry Mullen, Jr. – drums Purchase On: iTunes / Amazon In … Continue reading Boy ~U2 | Then and Now