“Girls On Film” by Duran Duran (1981)

Duran Duran are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet, which is a fucking travesty. Although they are still derided (by some?) as a “video band”, the fact of the matter is that they’ve lasted for nearly forty years, and beauty fades over four decades. Underneath the perfect hair, pouty expressions and… Read More “Girls On Film” by Duran Duran (1981)

“Fell In Love With A Girl” by The White Stripes (2001)

I discovered The White Stripes through MTV-while watching the 2002 Video Music Awards, to be exact. It was right around the time all of the “The” bands were super big-The Hives, The Strokes, The Vines, The White Stripes. I already knew about The Strokes, but that night introduced me to the other three bands and… Read More “Fell In Love With A Girl” by The White Stripes (2001)

“Bang And Blame” by R.E.M. (1994)

From my brief initial period of MTV ownership (fall ‘94-summer ‘96?), here’s the second single from R.E.M.’s Monster. It’s unusually seductive (for them), with a brooding lead vocal by Michael Stipe and a bass/drum rumble from Mike Mills and Bill Berry. Stipe’s sister Lynda provides the female background vocals. Monster’s kind of a divisive album,… Read More “Bang And Blame” by R.E.M. (1994)