Vision Thing – Sisters Of Mercy

Panzer guitar riffs and blitzkrieg bass usher in this vicious, vitriolic examination of President Bush’s America — the first President Bush, that is, with his “million points of light” and, indeed, the “vision thing” that he mentioned in one of his speeches, to the howling delight of commentators and satirists everywhere. The then-imminent Gulf War,… Read More »

Jeremy – Pearl Jam

“Jeremy” is a song by American rock band Pearl Jam, with lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by bassist Jeff Ament. “Jeremy” was released in August 1992 as the third single from Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten (1991). The song was inspired by a newspaper article Vedder read about Jeremy Wade Delle,… Read More »

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

“Superstition” is a song by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. It was released on October 24, 1972, as the lead single from his fifteenth studio album, Talking Book (1972), by Tamla. The lyrics describe popular superstitions and their negative effects. “Superstition” reached number one in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in January 1973 and on the… Read More »

Making Plans For Nigel – XTC

“Making Plans for Nigel” is a song by the English rock band XTC that was released as the opening track and lead single from their 1979 album Drums and Wires, by Virgin Records. It was written by Colin Moulding, the band’s bassist. The lyrics are told from the point of view of parents who are… Read More »

Africa – Toto

“Africa” is a song by American rock band Toto, the tenth and final track on their fourth studio album Toto IV (1982). It was released as a single in the US through Columbia Records in October 1982, the album’s third single overall and second in Europe. The song was written by band members David Paich… Read More »