“Bloodletting” by Concrete Blonde (No. 12)

Bloodletting gets tagged with the "gothic rock" genre, which is a bit unfair to Concrete Blonde. Sure, it's got a wee bit of goth about it, but it's not all gloom and doom lyrically or musically. In fact, Bloodletting is every bit as energetic and rock & roll as Free, or their first (self-titled) album. … Continue reading “Bloodletting” by Concrete Blonde (No. 12)

“Free” by Concrete Blonde (No. 77)

Free, the second album from LA-based Concrete Blonde is today's pick for my top 100 favorite albums. Concrete Blonde sits in the 80s/90s "Alternative/Indie" bucket, which means they're not exactly top 40, not exactly hard rock, and they didn't have a major label behind them for their first few albums. Free was released by I.R.S., … Continue reading “Free” by Concrete Blonde (No. 77)