Grant Lee Phillips

One of the most accomplished songwriters of his generation, Grant-Lee Phillips matches poetic introspection with a visceral undercurrent of uncertainty and wonder. His new album, &quotnineteeneightees;" is culled from the era that brought us Reganomics, frozen yogurt and dayglow, features eleven tracks which generally represent the most influential songs and artists of his formative years. Featuring semi-acoustic renderings of cult classics by The Pixies, Joy Division, REM, The Cure, Robyn Hitchcock, The Church, Nick Cave, New Order, Echo And The Bunnymen and The Smiths, &quotnineteeneightees;" exhumes an age whose underground music has long outlasted the more popular songs of its airwaves.





Gary Calamar