Posts Tagged ‘A-Z 1-2-3’

A-Z, 1-2-3: Violent Femmes

Posted: 7th January 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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A few things happen to most of us in High School.  Awkwardness, puberty, a propensity to write bad poetry in an attempt to be “deep” and breaking away from Top 40 to find your own music.  I would wager that “Blister in the Sun” was the first song I heard from them but it really […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: The Urge

Posted: 6th January 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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I saw The Urge open for 311 at some point in the mid-90s and liked them enough to buy their records.  I don’t think about them too much these days but the opening guitar in “Brainless” still gets me. Brainless – The opening track from “Receiving the Gift of Flavor” their 5th album and the […]

A-Z, 1-2-3 : On Hiatus….

Posted: 9th December 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Please, do not be alarmed!  I am only taking a break from it so I can get my on-air presentation of it on RadioYou (92.9 HD2) caught up with this blog.  See, I am a few letters ahead on the blog and I am super-anal and I want them to match.  It will only be […]

How to describe Reggie & The Full Effect?  Well, see, the band is pretty much one dude who was/is in The Get Up Kids.  That dude is James Dewees.  He was also in Coalesce if you care.  One day James decided to write a few songs on his own and hand them out on cassettes […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: The Queers

Posted: 7th December 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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If I have said it once I have said it a million times… I like my music fast, catchy and under 3:30.  The Queers have that down to a science.   They are made up of 3/4s The Ramone’s plus 1/4 Beach Boys so they might not break any new ground but they certainly write some […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Poster Children

Posted: 2nd December 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Never heard of Poster Children? I am not surprised.  Hell, I don’t even remember how or when I first heard them.  As a teen my main partner in crime was my pal Larry.  The two if us spent way too much time together and much of that time was centered around music.  I figure he […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Onelinedrawing

Posted: 30th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Onelinedrawing is actually just Jonah Matranga.  See, Jonah used to be in Far and recorded a few songs on his own that weren’t meant to be heard by anyone.  He ended up releasing these songs on a few EPs and then went Far went on hiatus he focused on Onelinedrawing as a real project.  In […]

A-Z, 1-2-3:Muse

Posted: 24th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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The letter M proved to be harder to whittle down to one than I thought.  There were at least 3 other bands that might have made it here instead of Muse but upon reflection Muse won out.  Often compared to Radiohead, for obvious reasons, Muse came into their own over the last few years as […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Live

Posted: 23rd November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Everyone goes through phases as they grow up.  One day your favorite band is Def Leppard the next it might be Guns N Roses.  Then high school hits any everything changes.  Your body is going all wonky with hair appearing in new places and your desire for the Starscream is replaced with an insatiable urge […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: KMFDM

Posted: 22nd November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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It has been a hectic day and I am way behind on posting this so rather than mouth-off about why I like this band I am just going to get after it. If you really care to know just throw a comment in and I will reply there. Maybe I will go back and add […]