New Michael Monroe single – ’78’

  \'78\' - Michael Monroe Pulled from the forthcoming Jack Douglas-produced album 'Sensory Overdrive,' recorded last fall in L.A. Michael Monroe - vox/sax, Sami Yaffa - bass, Steve Conte - gtr, Ginger - gtr, Karl Rockfist - drums The band is on tour in Finland March 2011 and the UK in April. US dates TBA (hopefully).

Sami, the Vibrators, and Stiff Little Fingers

In 1984, shortly after Hanoi Rocks moved from Stockholm (where they’d already resettled from their hometown of Helsinki) to London, Sami Yaffa, Nasty Suicide, and Razzle recorded with Knox, singer/songwriter of the Vibrators, as Fallen Angels. Mike Monroe and Andy McCoy also guested on the record, credited as Cosmic Ted and the Psychedelic Kid. Knox, … Continue reading Sami, the Vibrators, and Stiff Little Fingers

A Strange Convergence of Ideas

Yesterday XM's programming merged with Sirius'.  I could blame that. I could blame it on seeing Taylor Swift singing "Photograph" with Def Leppard. I could also blame Richard Cheese's great cover of "Hey Ya" that played on my iPod yesterday. Last night, I saw a few minutes of Kenny Chesney aping Jimmy Buffett on the … Continue reading A Strange Convergence of Ideas

Fargo Rock City

..."Photograph" is the best Journey song ever made. I grew up in the 80s.  I grew up in what was, for all intents and purposes, a small town in South Louisiana.  I grew up liking 80s metal. There I said it. Ratt was my favorite band.  Or maybe it was Van Halen.  Eventually it was … Continue reading Fargo Rock City

Rock the Bayou – Day 1

I could easily have lived there for four days. Coming and going for four days would've been a drag. But the combination of friendly yet functional security and a crowd to match would've made it a very nice place to live, listen to music, and sit in the sun. As it was, one day was … Continue reading Rock the Bayou – Day 1