Yesterday Once More

In one of my previous posts (Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s in Love with You,” February 11, 2020), I tell a story about Saturday shopping trips with my parents and what felt at the time like an ordeal, following them around women’s clothing stores all day. In that post, I mention that Alpert’s songs remind meContinue reading “Yesterday Once More”

One Step Ahead

New Zealand’s Split Enz released their breakout (and fifth) album True Colours in January 1980, though they released the first single from it, “I Got You,” in December 1979; it’s their best-known and most successful single. As I mentioned in my post on Crowded House’s “Distant Sun,” I’ve been listening to several back-episodes of formerContinue reading “One Step Ahead”

Gone Hollywood

Supertramp was a band that rose to fame and commercial success during my teenage years, with significant long-play record releases that I remember from 1974 to 1979. I remember “School” and “Bloody Well Right” from the album Crime of the Century and “The Logical Song” from Breakfast in America were anthems for my friends’ andContinue reading “Gone Hollywood”