Obsessive music fan, specifically Bowie, Heart, Cheap Trick, Roxy Music, etc.
How XTC Found Pop Perfection with ‘Skylarking’
XTC had the biggest hit of their career with 'Skylarking.'
35 Years Ago: The U.K. Launches the ‘Home Taping Is Killing Music’ Campaign
The British Phonographic Industry looked to convince the public of the dangers of dual-cassette decks.
The Human League Found New Direction, Changed New Wave With ‘Dare’
One of new wave's first great triumphs, the Human League's 'Dare' was a sparkling display of futuristic synthpop.
Howard Jones Talks ‘One to One’ Turning 30: Exclusive Interview
We spoke with Howard Jones on the 30th anniversary of his 'One to One' album.
How Blur Crashed the U.K. Pop Charts With Its Debut, ‘Leisure’
Blur arrived on the scene on Aug. 26, 1991 with the charming and ambitious, if spotty, 'Leisure.'
Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips Talks ‘Fear’ at 25: Exclusive Interview
We spoke with Glen Phillips on the 25th anniversary of Toad the Wet Sprocket's breakthrough album, 'fear.'
35 Years Ago: The Pretenders Avoid a Sophomore Slump on ‘Pretenders II’
The Pretenders' second album, 'Pretenders II,' came out on Aug. 15, 1981.
40 Years Ago: Split Enz Go Global with ‘Second Thoughts’
Split Enz took a novel approach on their second record by remaking the songs on their debut.
How R.E.M. Took a Big Step Forward With ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’
R.E.M. went for a bigger rock sound -- and got it -- on 'Lifes Rich Pageant,' which was released on July 28, 1986.
30 Years Ago: Crowded House Emerge From the Ashes of Split Enz With Their Self-Titled Debu…
Crowded House's debut showed a band with a poppier sound compared to its arty predecessor.