Bauhaus's first single became a spooky-sexy Goth anthem, but the song is built on music from some of the sunniest places imaginable. Plus: 7+ hour…
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Loretta Lynn won fans as her songs were banned by radio, singing the truths she knew.

September 2022

The 50th anniversary of David Bowie's endeavor to save one of his favorite bands.
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Smooth, suave, and seductive, Roxy Music's swan song captures how romance is both a beginning and an end. [Summer of '82, pt. 6]
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August 2022

He left Depeche Mode after writing their hits. She left school to sing in pubs with R&B bands and didn't even like synth pop. Of course they made…
The Wilson Brothers took Greenwood, Archer and Pine Streets (and Tulsa's dark history) all over the world. [Summer of '82 pt. 4]
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The idiosyncratic Celtic Soul of a contrarian one hit wonder, [Summer of '82 pt. 3]
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The song that took Hip-Hop beyond the party. [Summer of '82, pt. 2]

July 2022

Plexiglass bikinis, a drummer's band, and Frank Zappa. [Summer of '82 pt. 1]
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Stranger Things put a 37 year-old song on the pop charts, which is fitting: Kate Bush's music always did seem out of time.
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June 2022

For the first official week of summer: The Isley Brothers make something hot and funky from Seals and Crofts' '70s soft rock exemplar, "Summer Breeze."
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For June 8th: The titular Turk who inspired one of Brubeck's more invigorating time signature experiments was a musician named June Eighth
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