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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Culture Club - Waking Up with the House on Fire

Tomorrow (October 22nd) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Waking Up with the House on Fire, the third studio album from Culture Club. The record did well, charting at number 22 in West Germany, number 21 in Switzerland, number 19 in Sweden, number 15 in New Zealand, number 9 in Norway, number 7 in the Netherlands and Italy, number 6 in Canada, number 4 in Japan, and number 2 in Australia, France and the UK. Here in the US, it spent twenty weeks on the Billboard Album Chart with a peak spot of 26.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night (35th anniversary)

Today (October 20th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of In the Heat of the Night, the debut album from rocker Pat Benatar. It spent a total of one hundred and twenty two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 12.

If you have not yet read it, please click here for my review of one of my favorite albums from 1979. It started a life-long love of Benatar's music.

Art of Noise - Who Is Afraid of the Art of Noise?

This week (October 22nd) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise?, the first full-length studio album from the English group the Art of Noise. It charted at number 35 in New Zealand, number 30 in the Netherlands and number 27 in the UK. Here in the US, it spent thirteen weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 85.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Big Country - Steeltown

Today (October 19th) is the thirtieth anniversary of Steeltown, the second studio album from Big Country. Around the globe, it went to number 53 in Canada and Germany, number 33 in the Netherlands, number 28 in Sweden, number 15 in New Zealand, number 12 in Norway, and number 1 in the UK. Here in the US, it spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 70.

Prince - Prince (35th anniversary)

Welcome to another edition of Seventies Sunday.

Today (October 19th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the self-titled second studio album from Prince. The record spent twenty-eight weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 22.

For my complete review of this 1979 release, please click here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Frank Zappa - Them or Us

Today (October 18th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Them or Us, a double-album from Frank Zappa. It charted at number 53 in the UK and number 22 in Sweden.

Melissa Manchester - Melissa Manchester (35th anniversary)

Welcome to another edition of Seventies Saturday.

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Melissa Manchester, the self-titled eighth studio album. This 1979 release spent twenty-one weeks on the US Billboard Album chart and peaked at number 63.

Click here for my full review.