Song Lyric Sunday: New Wave – ‘Psycho Killer’

“When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed” This week’s genre for Song Lyric Sunday is New Wave. Well, I’ve a pretty good idea of what that means, although there’s a bit of a risk that it could slide into New Romantic. However, while a band like Spandau Ballet is clearly New Romantic,…

Song Lyric Sunday: Metal – ‘Welcome To The Jungle’

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, the musical genre of choice is ‘Metal’. At least I didn’t have to look that one up, even though it’s not as straightforward as it seems: heavy metal? thrash metal? Saints preserve us, death metal? And even trickier – at what point does rock music become metal. Well, I…

Song Lyric Sunday: Punk – ‘Pretty Vacant’

This week’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is ‘punk’. At least I didn’t have to resort to Google (other search engines are available) to determine what that was. In fact. punk was about the last musical ‘wave’ – for want of a better word – that really interested me. Come the late seventies, I had…

Song Lyric Sunday: Power Pop – ‘Born To Run’

Another confession this week, after admitting to my only hazy idea of what constituted Indy rock last time. When I saw that this week’s prompt was ‘power pop songs’ I thought perhaps Jim meant the kind of thing (not usually my thing) that is often referred to as a ‘power ballad’. Fortunately, however, I availed…

Song Lyric Sunday: Indy – ‘Blue Monday’

Confession time: when I saw that Jim’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday was Indy rock (or pop), I had to make sure that I really knew what it was. Of course I was familiar with the expression but a bit hazy on the details. 1980, after all, was getting pretty close to being…

Song Lyric Sunday: Motown – ‘Baby Love’

When I saw a while ago that this week’s topic for Song Lyric Sunday was going to be Motown, I was immediately faced by a difficult choice between two obvious (for me, at any rate) candidates. I really couldn’t decide, so I was quite glad when Jim himself took first dibs on ‘You Can’t Hurry…