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NICK LOWE and his Cowboy Outfit – The Rose of England – (Columbia) – 1985

In my (probably) myopic view of rock 'n' roll Nick Lowe is one of the holy ten of English acts who have practiced that distinctly American idiom over a lengthy time with any conviction. He knows how to rock out, … Continue reading

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THE RAVE-UPS – Town + Country – (Fun Stuff) – 1985

  Cowpunk.   A silly name perhaps, but when I was 18 I thought it pretty cool. And in the early to mid-80s all the new music I seemed to be listening to was Californian or with predominantly Californian roots: … Continue reading

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RICHARD LLOYD – Field of Fire – (Moving Target) – 1985

Lloyd was punk at the dawn of punk.   Wikipedia bio (abridged): Richard Lloyd (born 25 October 1951, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the rock band Television…. During his … Continue reading

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WAVES OF GRAIN – The West Was Fun – (Stonegarden) – 1985

I bought this because;   It was $1; it was an indie release; from the 80s; from California; and it vaguely looked like it could be rootsy rock or cowpunk given the bands name, the album  title, the B&W photos … Continue reading

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THE WATERBOYS – This is the Sea – (Island) – 1985

what Frank is listening to #95 – THE WATERBOYS  – This is the Sea – (Island) – 1985 I remember "The Waterboys" from the 80s though I didn't have a clue about their music.   As it turns out its … Continue reading

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