FAO#30: 16 Horsepower, The Raincoats & Teenage Fanclub

With seemingly as many new records hitting music store shelves as reissue or retrospective produce in recent times, keeping up with both streams of relentless output can be pretty damn exhausting for completionist connoisseurs with diverse tastes.  There’s simply no breather from it all anymore, particularly in this year’s post-summer release … [Read more...]

The Dream Syndicate – Medicine Show (expanded reissue)

With 1982’s The Days Of Wine And Roses forever being the defining post-punk classic in Steve Wynn’s early career leading The Dream Syndicate, it’s perhaps been inevitable that its misunderstood sophomore sequel – 1984’s Medicine Show - has suffered unfairly in comparison and from its prolonged exclusion from the CD world.  Finally back in print - … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#6 (Billy Coté on Fire Of Love)

Billy Coté (Madder Rose, The Jazz Cannon and The Piano Creeps) on… The Gun Club’s Fire Of Love (Ruby Records, 1981) I grew up in a smallish town in central New Jersey, a place called Somerville. Though only an hour away from NYC and punk rock central, it was, musically speaking, the domain of Johnny Winter & Foghat and the mighty … [Read more...]