Tag Archives: Andy Partridge

Good, bad or ugly? Get the scoop with these album reviews

Here are reviews of albums doing serious time on the CD player lately — yes, I’m old school — including Bobbleheads, Marshall Holland, Dwight Twilley, Pugwash, Marti Jones, Rob Bonfiglio, Shaen Faubert, Robert Crenshaw, Gail George, Dave Caruso, The New Trocaderos, The Connection, Edward O’Connell, The Hangabouts, Joe Sullivan, Jamie Hoover, The Jigsaw Seen, The Solicitors, Kylie Hughes, Aerial, Secret Powers and Dana Countryman.

Roger Joseph Manning Jr.’s ‘Catnip Dynamite’ a solo journey

To hear him tell it, former Jellyfish and Imperial Drag mastermind Roger Joseph Manning Jr. — a college student at the time — was in a “heavy XTC phase” when he wrote the music for “Haunted Henry.” And that makes sense because that same year, in 1986, Andy Partridge and company unveiled their highly orchestral psychedelic-pop masterpiece Skylarking.