”Buddy X” by Neneh Cherry (1992)/“Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry (1989)

Neneh Cherry deserves more props. She jumped onto the scene with a helluva 1-2 punch of albums. 1989’s Raw Like Sushi positioned Neneh (daughter of jazz great Don Cherry) as a tough-as-nails rapper, singer and social observer. “Buffalo Stance” is as chock full of attitude as any Salt ‘n Pepa record, plus it boasts an… Read More ”Buddy X” by Neneh Cherry (1992)/“Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry (1989)

“And God Created Woman” by Prince & The New Power Generation (1992)

I’m tempted to use this entry to draw some comparisons between The Revolution & The New Power Generation. Although Prince made his most innovative music in what could be termed the “Revolution era”, Prince also recorded most of those innovative songs himself. The Revolution was a touring band, not so much a studio band. The… Read More “And God Created Woman” by Prince & The New Power Generation (1992)

“Always The Last To Know” by Del Amitri (1992)

Someone, please give Justin Currie his propers as an “A” class lyricist. Nearly thirty years after making his debut as the lead singer of Scottish rock band Del Amitri, Currie continues to bring the goods (seriously, his most recent solo album, this spring’s This Is My Kingdom Now, is quite solid.) “Always The Last To Know”… Read More “Always The Last To Know” by Del Amitri (1992)