[Music] Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Rush Recording Permanent Waves

Rolling Stone Magazine gives a fitting obituary on behalf of Neil Peart, of rock’s most innovative drummers here.  Words fail at this point from my end, as I’m grieving the loss of two friends at this point.  Losing an icon only adds to what is turning out to be a very rough beginning to 2020.  May Neil’s memory be eternal.

For further on his passing, you can follow this Twitter feed.

[Music] How The Biggest Bands In the World Reacted Musically to Punk Rock in the 70s — BourbonAndVinyl

I don’t know why, but I’ve been thinking a lot about that whole Grunge era in the 90s lately. I think the whole Grunge thing was the last musical movement that I actually got caught up in. On my first date with the Rock Chick, back in my […]

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[Music] Dolores Mondo Stash – The Moonwake Syndrome

I’ve reviewed releases with short track times before, but when a release, in total, clocks in at about two minutes and twenty seconds, it had better be a commendable release if I am to review it.

It was.

Dolores Mondo Stash, a band out of Romania, keep the spirit of No wave alive with these two minuscule, yet punchy, tracks.  Shades of DNA, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and a hint of both early Wire and The Fall make this into something rather enjoyable to check out.

[Music] The End Of The Decade

2019 was a year full of ups and downs for me personally, yet the blog managed to continue doing its job giving readers a gentle push to try something new and different to listen to.  Working out of China is always a challenge mainly due to Internet restrictions, but we managed to post semi-regularly.  I have a stack of CDs going back several months, and many downloads I have to get through, but I’m hoping that 2020 will run more smoothly.  Thank you, readers, for the kind comments, the amazing recommendations, and if I haven’t reviewed your work yet, don’t worry, I’ll be getting to it.  May you all have a good, blessed, peaceful and profitable 2020.

[Music] Nass Zuruck – Golden Age

This is the last release of 2019 for Kalamine Records, a label out of Bordeaux, France, who have a deep catalog of bands deeply made in the post-punk and electro-Industrial mold.

Nass Zuruck release a very short album, but this is good.  The grooves are tight, meaty, and it left me with a tinge of disappointment because the album was far too short.  This is definitely for fans of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft and mid-era Wax Trax! Records fare.