• BritPop,  Rock

    The Rumble Strips

    Thanks to old buddy and Anglophile Mark for mentioning this song by the Rumble Strips, a UK band. Currently, they’re in L.A. making a debut album with Tony Hoffer, known for his work with Beck, The Kooks, and Air. The…

  • BritPop,  Rock

    Selections from Baby Ickmusic

    My seven month old daughter has mastered the art of the “walker”, as we call it. You know, the little wheeled seats you can plop your infant in so they can scramble around the house with wild abandon. My daughter’s…

  • BritPop,  Live

    Shriekback live at the Paradiso

    It’s an 80’s triple assault! First Journey, then Prince’s ’88 aftershow, and now the circle is complete with a 1984 Amsterdam set by Shriekback. I posted a year ago about my fondness for their 1986 record ‘Big Night Music‘. This…

  • BritPop,  Rock

    The Jam in San Fran

    Stuart over at A Cultured Left Foot has been kind enough to bestow upon the blogosphere an additional live Jam show, from the Warfield in San Francisco, March 15th, 1980. The Jam: Live at the Warfield (from A Cultured Left…

  • BritPop,  Rock

    1980 Jam

    Over the last few months, I’ve posted live performances by the likes of the Clash, the Sex Pistols, and the Style Council. Therefore, I’d be foolish not to explore the live experience of the Jam. Made up of guitarist Paul…

  • BritPop,  Rock

    Hard-Fi and the Premier Ickmusic Contest

    You’ve hit on the premier Ickmusic contest!! You’ll find it at the bottom of this post….. Continuing down the path of recent British-themed posts (The Style Council, The Clash, Robert Plant), today we take a look and listen to Brit…

  • BritPop,  Soul

    Style Council, part two

    What kind of a person would I be if I didn’t follow up with the rest of the Style Council show? A wretched one, that’s what. So here’s part two of the Style Council’s 1984 Milan show. The first half…

  • BritPop,  Soul

    An Evening with The Style Council

    It’s obvious I’ve been on sort of a live music kick lately, so why not some more? I first heard about The Style Council the way a lot of people discover music: an older sibling. My brother Steve was a…

  • BritPop

    Keen on Keane

    There’s something to be said for a well-crafted, catchy pop song. This one came along and caught my attention recently. Keane formed in Battle, East Sussex, England in the late 90’s, and caught the attention of British record label Fierce…

  • BritPop

    You Say You Want a Revolution?

    From the Arizona desert to the frozen tundra of Minneapolis, a guest post tonight from Britpop diggin’ Mark…… Shh. Be very quiet. If you listen closely you can hear the sound of good music coming from across the pond. It’s…