Category Archives: music

The Death Of Disco

Punks prayed for the death of disco in the 1970s. Few were ready for Blondie’s dive into the dance genre with HEART OF GLASS and RAPTURE. Disco thrived into the 80s. Rap attempted to assassinate disco only to become another sub-species of the zombie dance music. Michael Jackson’s THRILLER LP sold 65 million copies, beating […]

KLAUS NOMI LIGHTNING

A blizzard struck Manhattan on February 4, 1978. The snowstorm closed the city within the first hours. The streets became impassable for cars soon afterwards, as 100 mph winds buried the sidewalks under 5-foot drifts. My hillbilly girlfriend and I were trapped in our East Village apartment for days. The gas stove’s four burners prevented […]

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS Aquarium

During my trip to 2009 trip to Russia I was lucky enough to encounter Seve Gakkel, the cellist of the famous Soviet era band Aquarium. The band dated back to 1972, when Boris Grebenshchikov and Anatoly Gunitsky joined forces with several musicians to play art rock at a Leningrad restaurant. The KGB hated the music, […]

WHO DO YOU LOVE – Tom Rush

This cover of a blues classic was played on WMEX. Electronic. A growling voice. Tom Rush “A little bitty chimney made of human skulls.” Go to this url to hear WHO DO YOU LOVE For a related article click on this URL http://www.mangozeen.com/2010/03/10/travel/tennyson-walk-the-isle-of-wight-1985.htm“>

WHEN FAT MEN FLY by Peter Nolan Smith Chapter 1