Michael Nevins

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  • 26 years ago | Music News

    Ten acts that recorded in the Seventies that shouldn't have gone near a studio in the Eighties. 1. THE RAMONES: Their one-joke, three- chord escapades stopped being amusing sometime around 1979. Dee Dee even went solo as a reborn rapper. What's th...

  • 26 years ago | Music News

    Ten acts that recorded in the Eighties that shouldn't go near a studio in the Nineties. 1. R.E.M.: If any band ruled the underground in the Eighties, it was this Athens, Georgia, quartet. But the group's steady ascent from clubs to arenas has diss...

  • 26 years ago | Music News

    BORN YESTERDAY Ten albums from the Sixties and Seventies that sounded better in the Eighties: 1. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO The Velvet Underground & Nico (MGM/Verve, 1967). While everyone else was doing peace and love in 1967, Lou Reed and John...

  • 26 years ago | Music News

    1. PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION Around the World in a Day (Paisley Park, 1985). Prince thought he was making Sgt. Pepper II and forgot he was the world's premier funkateer. Then again, whenever Prince stepped out of character--witness his acting--it ...