It seems like our parents' vinyl catalog is making a comeback. Not only in the used-new vinyl arrival shelves, but as a focal point to a lot of bands trying to recapture the heart of rock and roll. So far no one has topped The News with their channeling of the past, but I still feel confident that one of these bands is putting Sports and Fore! on repeat somewhere.
Along with AM Taxi and The Gaslight Anthem covering Jersey's best workaholic Springsteen rock, we go back with Doc to 1986, and Steel Train's new self-titled album is the soundtrack that the late-great John Hughes never got a hold of for one of his films. It's drenched in pop from an era we tend to shun for its new wave excellence and super catchy choruses.