Tag Archives: 1988

NICK LOWE – Pinker and Prouder Than Previous – (Demon) – 1988

This is generally considered to be Nick's worst album (or one of the worst). That doesn't mean it's bad it just mean's it's not up to the standards of what Nick Lowe fans expect.  Having said that there are those … Continue reading

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STEVE FORBERT – Streets of This Town – (Geffen) – 1988

You might ask "Steve Forbert, what happened?". You're more likely to ask, "Who the fuck is Steve Forbert?". These are valid things to ask but it's worth looking for an answer to either or both questions. At the end of … Continue reading

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THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG – Waiting for Bonaparte – (WEA) – 1988

The Men They Couldn’t Hang : On the evidence of this album it’s tempting to say something like, “but they should keep trying”.   Like the Oysterband and The Waterboys, The Men They Couldn’t Hang (“TMTCH”) mined English folk music … Continue reading

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THE SOUP DRAGONS – This is Our Art – (Sire) – 1988

what Frank is listening to #231 – THE SOUP DRAGONS – This is Our Art – (Sire) – 1988 I knew very little about The Soup Dragons before sliding this on the turntable.   I knew they did appear on a … Continue reading

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HOTHOUSE FLOWERS – People – (London) – 1988

Sorry if the following is "bitty" but it's late.   I recall who Hothouse Flowers were but I have no idea what they sounded like. Frankly, I wasn't really doing the Top 40 in the 80s. The 80s are perhaps the greatest … Continue reading

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