Thursday, July 23, 2020

Review: PJ Harvey's 'Dry' and 'Dry Demos'

In 1992, Polly Jean Harvey punctured the grunge lethargy like a switchblade through a dingy flannel. Harvey neutered most of her guitar-wielding peers with legit rage and a harrowingly expressive voice weaned on Siouxsie Sioux and Captain Beefheart. That voice and her filthy guitar work led the eponymous trio PJ Harvey (Steve Vaughn: bass; Rob Ellis: drums) through eleven bluesy blades on their debut Dry.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Review: 'Elvira: Mistress of the Dark' Blu-ray

It’s been less than a year since I last reviewed a Blu-ray edition of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. I’m not sure what kind of loosey-goosey rights issues brought us to this place, but it is now time for another.

To recap, RLJ Entertainment’s Blu-ray of Elvira’s spooky, kooky film debut was generally underwhelming. According to 2019-me, the disc’s image is “soft and dull” and its colors are “muted.” “Extras are non-existent aside from a trailer.”

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Can You Name the 101 Artists of the 1970s?

If you took that Name the 101 Artists of the 1960s quiz the other day and are just burning for more, then you might be ready to take Psychobabble's Name the 101 Artists of the 1970s challenge. Once again, a selection of songs--most of which are semi-obscure--are provided and you have to name the artist who recorded all three. So flop down on your bean-bag chair, light the lava lamp, and have a go at Psychobabble's 101 Artists of the 1970s quiz after the jump...

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Can You Name the 101 Artists from the 1960s?

I created a little name-the-60s-band quiz on Sporcle, but you can take it right here on Psychobabble. If you can name all 101 artists based on the three song hints I've provided, you are a true Psychobabbler. Just be careful... some of the artists are a bit obscure and some of the hints are a bit tricky...

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