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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

the Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (30th anniversary)

Tomorrow (August 5th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, the second studio album from the Pogues.

For my complete review of this 1985 release, click here.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (soundtrack) (30th anniversary)

Welcome to another edition of Soundtrack Saturday.

This summer marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and this month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the soundtrack album featuring music by Tina Turner (who also starred in the film along with Mel Gibson).

Given that Mad Max is returning again to theatres, it is fitting we take a look back at this record. For my full review, click here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hall & Oates - Voices (35th anniversary)

Today (July 29th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Voices, the first album by Hall and Oates for the 80's. It spent a total of one hundred weeks on the US Billboard Album chart with a peak position of number 17.

For my full review, click here.

For even more Hall and Oates, click here.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

St. Elmo's Fire (soundtrack) (30th anniversary)

Today (July 26h) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the soundtrack from St. Elmo's Fire. The album spent thirty-seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, hitting a peak spot of number 21.

For my complete review, click here.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

AC/DC - Back In Black (35th anniversary)

Today (July 25th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Back In Black, the classic sixth studio album from AC/DC. The record spent an amazing one hundred and thirty-seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, with a top spot of number 4.

For my complete review, click here.

For even more AC/DC, click here.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pointer Sisters - Contact

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Contact, the eleventh studio album from the Pointer Systems and their first on the RCA label. The Platinum seller hit number 49 in Germany, number 37 in the Netherlands, number 36 in New Zealand, number 34 in the UK, number 19 in Switzerland, number 17 in Australia, number 14 in Canada and number 6 in Sweden. Here in the US, it reached number 24 on the Billboard Album chart (with a total thirty-four weeks run) and number 11 on the Billboard R&B chart. The record also garnered the group an American Music Award for Favorite Video Group in 1986.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who?

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Who's Zoomin' Who?, the thirty-first studio album from Aretha Franklin. This Platinum seller, produced by Narada (Michael Walden) from 1985 spent fifty-one weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 13. It also went to number 49 in the UK, number 15 in Australia, number 13 in Canada and number 3 on the US Billboard R&B chart. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 86 on its list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980's.