Archive for the 'The Feelies' Category

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

They celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2016, but compared to other bands of a similar vintage, the Feelies’ discography is relatively slim. That’s OK. Each Feelies record is a gem, filled with Velvet-y jangle-n-strum, pulsing rhythms, and hook-filled songwriting. The band’s new one, In Between, continues the streak effortlessly. Thanks to a sound that leans […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Like so many of their peers, The Feelies made a stab at wider commercial appeal in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Fortunately for us, this move didn’t result in watered-down music. The band’s last two LPs (before a triumphant 21st century reunion), 1988’s Only Life and 1991’s Time For A Witness are classics — […]

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Let’s take a trip to the Bowery, shall we? By the time the Feelies emerged in late 1976, CBGB was already well established as the epicenter of the era’s cutting-edge rock music scene: the reputations of Patti Smith, Television, Talking Heads, and the Ramones were built on its stage in a few short, but action-packed, years. While […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The 2009 reissue of the Feelies 1980 debut, Crazy Rhythms, nixes the inclusion of their cover of the Stones ‘Paint It Black” — a track which was tacked on to the 1990 A&M Records CD release. With this most recent reissue the band opted to present their debut to fans as it was originally intended […]