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30 Years On: Upstairs At Erics

30 Years On: Upstairs At Erics

Yazoo: Upstairs at Eric’s Yes, it came out in 1982, but I did not get it until December of that year…. I read about this album in a magazine [Rolling Stone maybe?] and was intrigued. Tracked down a copy at some record store, had a white ‘Yaz’ sticker on it, and it was covering the ‘Yazoo’ name [due to a band of the same name in America, they went as ‘Yaz’ here] so I have a US Sire Records pressing…

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30 Years On: The Police

30 Years On: The Police

The Police: Synchronicity I know, it has been played to death, but every once in a while ‘Every Breath You Take” comes on the radio, and I actually listen to it, and realize this was one great album. This is one of those LPs that you can play from start to end every time [bypassing ‘Mother’, never could get into that song]. This really was the pinnacle of the Police, and still bummed they did not do one more LP,…

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Pete Burns

Pete Burns

Pete Burns passed away today. Got home late today and saw the news in my email. Took my breath away for a moment. Just yesterday was looking at the big DOA box coming soon and thinking how much really great music Pete created. DOA was there at the start of my DJ life in 1985, and was one of the few groups that stayed with me into the present. The voice was one of a kind, and he knew how…

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