Landmark Albums: World Party’s “Goodbye Jumbo”


Although its title refers to the extinction of elephants, World Party’s Goodbye Jumbo is every bit as enjoyable and eclectic as it was twenty-four years ago.

Goodbye Jumbo, the follow-up to World Party’s 1986 debut, Private Revolution, is nothing short of masterful. Released on April 24, 1990, the album is essentially a solo effort from the former keyboardist of The Waterboys, Karl Wallinger. 


Greatest Album Covers: The Ramones

It’s simple, really. Johnny, Tommy, Joey and Dee Dee. Black leather jackets, ratty Levis and white boat shoes, standing upright against a brick wall, staring at the camera with stoic faces.

It’s simple, really.


Lost Gems: Uncle Green’s Rycopa

The legend of the “great lost album” is one of the most enduring in rock ‘n’ roll.

In the case of Uncle Green, fondly remembered from their major-label days in the early-to-mid ’90s, the legend is actually true. And the evidence — sometimes scarce with legends — can be found today at your favorite music retailer. It is called Rycopa.


Robert Smith’s Top 5 Looks

We love Robert Smith. We love his music. We love his style. And to celebrate the leader of The Cure’s 55th birthday, we’re going to trace Mr. Smith’s different looks since The Cure began in 1976.

Here are Robert Smith’s Top Five Looks:

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