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Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

Thurs-debut – FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE “FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE”

Fountains Of Wayne’s stunning 1996 eponymous record was scheduled to appear here in about a month, as I’ve been moving chronologically through my favorite debut albums every Saturday and there … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 27 Comments

Satur-debut – BARENAKED LADIES “GORDON”

The goofy album cover and silly band name didn’t help Canada’s Barenaked Ladies win over critics & “serious” music fans, but their musicianship, vocal harmonies and instantly memorable tunes made … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · 23 Comments

Satur-debut – CRASH TEST DUMMIES “THE GHOSTS THAT HAUNT ME”

Two years before Canada’s Crash Test Dummies had a worldwide smash with “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” from their sophomore album, they released their 1991 debut The Ghosts That Haunt Me, … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 10 Comments

Satur-debut – JELLYFISH “BELLYBUTTON”

In an alternate timeline Jellyfish has been one of the biggest bands on the planet for the past 30 years, delivering some of the most creative, innovative and melodic music … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 13 Comments

Satur-debut – BLUES TRAVELER “BLUES TRAVELER”

It’s been three decades since Blues Traveler’s eponymous 1990 debut was released, introducing us to the harmonica-shredding talents of John Popper. Not only is he the Jimi Hendrix or Eddie … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · 25 Comments

Satur-debut – TEXAS “SOUTHSIDE”

My love of all things Scottish rears its tartan head again with Southside, the 1989 debut from Glasgow quartet Texas. It got some exposure on Alternative radio in the US … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · 20 Comments

Satur-debut – MICHAEL PENN “MARCH”

For reasons unknown, some successful albums don’t have staying power and are sadly overlooked by radio programmers and critics in the ensuing years & decades, to be loved only by … Continue reading

February 15, 2020 · 8 Comments

Satur-debut – TRAVELING WILBURYS “VOL. 1”

The word “supergroup” is used (and probably over-used) a lot in the music industry, but it didn’t get more “super” than the quintet of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, … Continue reading

February 8, 2020 · 16 Comments

Satur-debut – DANNY WILSON “MEET DANNY WILSON”

Scottish trio Danny Wilson released two albums at the tail end of the 1980’s, scoring two Top 40 hits in the UK and just one in the US, so American … Continue reading

February 1, 2020 · 19 Comments

Satur-debut – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS “THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS”

They Might Be Giants are most certainly songwriting giants and that was obvious from the start. I’ve already written about the offbeat brilliance of their eponymous debut twice, first in … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 17 Comments

Satur-debut – THE SMITHEREENS “ESPECIALLY FOR YOU”

I’ve already discussed the debut album from New Jersey’s The Smithereens twice, first in the Great Out Of The Gate series in 2015 and then the following year in the … Continue reading

January 18, 2020 · 12 Comments

Satur-debut – THE FIRM “THE FIRM”

Excitement was high when the guitarist from my favorite band had joined forces with one of my favorite singers (whose band, Bad Company, was previously featured in this series) and … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 10 Comments

Satur-debut – THE ALARM “THE ALARM (EP)”

The Alarm is the second artist from Wales to appear in this series, following John Cale as a member of The Velvet Underground. The four Welsh musicians who made up … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · 16 Comments

Satur-debut – MARILLION “SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR”

Progressive rock found new life in the ’80s via the “neo-prog” movement and Marillion were at the forefront, scoring a UK Top 10 album with their remarkable 1983 debut, Script … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 20 Comments

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