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Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

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

Satur-debut – ZEBRA “ZEBRA”

From the “They Should Have Been Huge” file comes Zebra, the mighty trio from New Orleans that formed in 1975 as a hard/prog rock cover band and finally released their … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · 26 Comments

Satur-debut – STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE “TEXAS FLOOD”

After the ’60s British blues boom, where white English musicians took that black American music genre into new, amplified directions, and then continued into the following decade, the blues fell … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

Satur-debut – BILLY BRAGG “LIFE’S A RIOT WITH SPY VS SPY”

Billy Bragg’s 1983 debut, Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs Spy, must be one of the shortest albums (debut or otherwise) ever released, so I’ll make this introduction equally brief … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 16 Comments

Satur-debut – BIG COUNTRY “THE CROSSING”

Of all the artists whose careers began during or after my high school years (1980-1984), the Scottish/English quartet Big Country has been my favorite for nearly four decades. As I … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 16 Comments

Satur-debut – ROBERT PLANT “PICTURES AT ELEVEN”

When Led Zeppelin officially disbanded at the end of 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham, fans were left wondering what the future had in store for the three … Continue reading

November 2, 2019 · 25 Comments

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