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Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

We saw the endearing, lovable Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill, and Simple Minds  perform in Dallas/ Ft.Worth in November 2018, and even before entering the auditorium proper we were alerted to the explosive sounds of "Big Music" from the…
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Sting- The Dream of the Blue Turtles 35th Anniversary

Police singer/ songwriter Sting's first solo album," The Dream of the Blue Turtles",   was highly anticipated. Musical direction-wise it surprised some who did not know Sting's pre-punk jazz roots at college, but in no way did it disappoint, with "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free", "Russians", and "Fortress Around Your Heart".

The Police- Outlandos d’Amour- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

"Outlandos d'Amour'   has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it," Sting confesses in this interview about the Police debut,"but 'Regatta de Blanc'  was infinitely a much better record."
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Pretenders- Learning to Crawl 35th Anniversary- Chrissie Hynde

 Chrissie Hynde with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties' great comeback albums Learning to Crawl   in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort including…

Billy Idol- Rebel Yell 35th Anniversary

Billy Idol joins me In the Studio on the thirty-fifth anniversary of Rebel Yell to invoke the eleventh commandment: thou shalt have no Idols before Billy! -Redbeard

Simple Minds- Celebrate the Greatest Hits pt2- Jim Kerr

By 1995 there was a real question whether Scottish band Simple Minds could remain relevant in a third decade. Jim Kerr reveals just how close they came to packing it.

Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook-Crying in My Sleep 10-91

From October 1991 in Arlington TX nightclub live on Q102, Squeeze mainstays Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook strumming through "Crying in My Sleep" remarkably with no stage, no monitors, no PA,  no lights, straight off the floor. Wow, what…