Posts Tagged ‘Todd Rundgren’s Utopia’

OFF THE RECORD: KILLING JOKE AND THE INFAMOUS YOUTH’S LAST GIG SHOW ON CD!

August 8, 2020

The cover to this week’s review, Killing Joke, Youth’s Last Gig. Photo courtesy Live Gig Recordings.

We get to call on our friends at Live Gig Recordings for a very special slice of history. Martin ‘Youth’ Glover had been a founding member of the post-punk Eurogrunge act Killing Joke (KJ). Along with eccentric front man Jaz Coleman, guitar mainstay Geordie Walker and drummer “Big” Paul Ferguson, Glover began to carve a path for himself that would include being a world renown instrumentalist/mix-artist/producer.

But first Glover would forge the hard slag with KJ, and along the way have a firm hand on the rudder of the band. When you have firm beliefs in the direction the music should go, and there are others in the band with equally strong beliefs/opinions, as the saying goes, something’s gotta give.

In the case of this live CD, it would seem as that something would be Glover.

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DAVID FITZPATRICK GREETS US WITH A WHIRLWIND THAT IS PARACHUTES IN HURRICANES

August 10, 2018

David Fitzpatrick puts his name on the line for Parachutes And Hurricanes. Photo courtesy the internet

I love Gary Tanin. I really do. He’s been a fan of this blog way back before it was this blog. The history between us goes back to when I was writing for Princeton Record Exchange. I don’t recall what review I wrote that garnered his attention there, but he came along when I decided to blow off the other two stores I was writing for and forge out on my own.

For that I will always be grateful. But I fear this is where all good things must end.

All throughout this blog’s history, I have made every effort to look for the unusual, the out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten path stuff. Having first been born and raised in the NJ/NY area, I was influenced by that fringe that was all around then. Free radios in cars blasted new and unusual stuff with the birth of FM radio. WPLJ, so on etc. So while I was getting the fresh info and news and new music, my family was imploding and my mother had to take me away from all that culture…

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