marshall crenshaw Archive

Album Review: Marshall Crenshaw (s/t)

Music is a powerful emotional trigger. It’s widely understood that we commonly associate specific songs with distinct memories, and that connection between the two increases the vivid quality of the […]

Album Review: Marshall Crenshaw — #447

I vividly recall just how knocked out I was upon first hearing Marshall Crenshaw’s self-titled LP debut in 1982. Recorded four decades ago this month, it was released a few […]

Album Review: Marshall Crenshaw — Miracle of Science

Marshall Crenshaw’s experience in the world of major labels had come and gone by the time he made his sixth studio album, Miracle of Science. After the brilliant one-two punch […]

Marshall Crenshaw Sets Aside Recording to Focus on Live Dates, Film Project

Marshall Crenshaw burst onto the national music scene in 1982 with his self-titled debut album and its irresistible single, “Someday, Someway.” Though both the album and single charted, Crenshaw’s brand […]

Album Review: Marshall Crenshaw — #392: The EP Collection

For better or worse (actually, for better and worse) things used to be different: recording artists focused on their music, and the record company – or at least artist management […]

Hundred Word Reviews for August 2014, Part 3

Five new releases are the focus of this clutch of hundred-word reviews. Analog Son – Analog Son The name might conjure mental visions of a synthesizer outfit, but the sounds […]

EP Review: Marshall Crenshaw — Driving and Dreaming

By now, most have either been hipped to the songwriting genius of Marshall Crenshaw, or they haven’t and sadly probably never will. With Crenshaw’s releases stretching all the way back […]

Hundred Word Reviews: Vinyl Roundup for May 2013

Here’s another installment in my occasional series of capsule reviews; this time ’round I’m focusing on vinyl releases. My self-imposed limit for this particular exercise is 100 words on each […]

The 2012 Marshall Crenshaw Interview, Part Two

Continued from Part One… Bill Kopp: I interviewed John Murphy of Shoes recently about their new Ignition album. When we got to talking about the band’s future plans, he suggested […]

The 2012 Marshall Crenshaw Interview, Part One

Marshall Crenshaw has enjoyed – sometimes endured – a long and varied career. And while said career has been consistently lauded by critics, commercial success has sometimes proven more elusive. […]