• Christmas Comes To Pac-Land (1982)

    Why do I have the feeling this would make even less sense as an adult as it did when I first saw it?

    Dec
    24
    2012
  • Probably invalid addresses found in old CDs I bought at a garage sale

    From Huey Lewis And The News’ Fore! (1986)

    Special Poster Offer: Two Huey Lewis And The News Posters for $10

    1) “Fore!” Album cover group photo

    2) 1986-87 tour posters

    Send check or money order (no cash or C.O.D.’s) to:

    Huey Lewis Posters

    P.O. Box 77505

    San Francisco CA 94107

    (All orders outside the U.S.A. must be in U.S. dollar money orders and ad $3 postage)

    From Billy Joel’s An Innocent Man (1983)

    For information about how to receive a “Billy Joel Newsletter” write to:

    Root Beer Rags

    375 North Broadway

    Jericho NY, 11753

    From Phil Collins’ No Jacket Required (1985)

    For more information on Phil Collins…

    Brad Lentz

    7610 West 102nd St.

    Overland Park, Kansas 66212

    Oct
    03
    2012
  • Things I have written: Eating Raoul (1982, review)
I lept at the chance to review Paul Bartel’s Eating Raoul when the new Criterion edition landed in my in box. It was never my favorite of the cult films my high school friends watched when we were in the process of discovering such things, but I had a feeling I was missing something. I was. It’s not as nasty as the John Waters movies I loved at the time or as cleverly scripted as, say, something from the Coens, but maybe I was looking for the wrong things. It’s mean and funny and filled with sleazy details of 1980s L.A. It’s its own thing. I just didn’t recognize what that was at the time. The disc is great, too, throwing in a couple of striking Bartel short films and other extras.

    Things I have written: Eating Raoul (1982, review)


    I lept at the chance to review Paul Bartel’s Eating Raoul when the new Criterion edition landed in my in box. It was never my favorite of the cult films my high school friends watched when we were in the process of discovering such things, but I had a feeling I was missing something. I was. It’s not as nasty as the John Waters movies I loved at the time or as cleverly scripted as, say, something from the Coens, but maybe I was looking for the wrong things. It’s mean and funny and filled with sleazy details of 1980s L.A. It’s its own thing. I just didn’t recognize what that was at the time. The disc is great, too, throwing in a couple of striking Bartel short films and other extras.

    Oct
    03
    2012
  • Be sure not to miss Noel Murray’s interview with English Beat’s Dave Wakeling. It’s one of the best Random Roles features we’ve done, in part because Wakeling speaks in fully formed anecdotes. And, of course, it’s a chance to reflect on the career of The English Beat (just The Beat in the U.K., but Paul Collins beat them to the punch here) and, briefly, on the career of General Public. Worth noting: The shortness of the group’s career and the decades of greatness packed into their short reign. If there are better, more inventive ’80s pop songs than “I Confess” (above) and “Save It For Later,” I don’t know them. (Even learning the play on words that is the latter’s title can’t ruin it.)

    Jul
    24
    2012
  • I briefly contemplated buying a Martha And The Muffins greatest hits album from eMusic this morning. Still thinking about it. But maybe it’s best to know some bands only from one great song. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach

    Jan
    11
    2010

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