joe jackson Archive

Album Review: Joe Jackson & Todd Rundgren featuring Ethel — State Theater New Jersey 2005

It was more than sixteen years ago that two of popular music’s most iconoclastic artists decided to work together (sort of). Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson teamed up for a concert tour, and instead of being backed by conventional bands, they chose to work with Ethel, a string quartet (violin, viola, two cellos). It was,

Album Mini-review: Joe Jackson — Fast Forward

File next to: Steely Dan, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren Though he came onto the scene during the “new wave” era, Joe Jackson’s musical concerns have long been more erudite than most. For years he skipped around, skirting the edges of dilettantism. He avoided critical barbs by dint of his authenticity; he really meant it with