Arts and Entertainment

Vinyl say: ‘Totally Bananas’

Vinyl say: ‘Totally Bananas’

I’ve stared at this album for about 15 minutes now trying to figure out what I’m going to start with, and I’m completely out of ideas. My research yielded no a single thing on the Doctor Demento-recommended "Totally Bananas," and the back of the album doesn’t help...

Vinyl say: ‘Flash and the Pan’

Vinyl say: ‘Flash and the Pan’

What does it mean that a band called Flash and the Pan sounds so fresh 37 years later?­ I have no idea, but I do know that Harry Vanda and George Young somehow released the best album of the '80s in 1979. Flash and the Pan was formed in 1975 by Vanda and Young, former...

Vinyl say: ‘Keepin’ the Summer Alive’

Vinyl say: ‘Keepin’ the Summer Alive’

In a way, "Keepin’ the Summer Alive"’s album cover may paint a better picture of the album then I ever could. The image of The Beach Boys in isolated stasis in a bubble surrounded by a rapidly changing world may be the single most potent image you could attach to this...

Vinyl say: ‘Night Rocker’

Vinyl say: ‘Night Rocker’

Preceding works of genius such as “David Hasselhoff Sings America,” "Night Rocker" is the debut album by American actor and lifeguard David Hasselhoff. Usually at this point I would start describing the album cover, but this record is a real exception to all the...

Vinyl say: ‘Alien Shores’

Vinyl say: ‘Alien Shores’

Welcome to the year 1979. Nickelodeon officially begins airing to the children of Buffalo, McDonalds introduces the Happy Meal, and three Toronto teenagers bond over their mutual love of "The Police." Mark Holmes, Joey Ciotti and Ray Bailey are playing gigs all over...