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Friday, August 22, 2014

Krokus - The Blitz

Today (August 22nd) marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Blitz, the eighth studio album by the Swiss rock band Krokus. The album spent twenty-seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 31. It also went to number 83 in Canada, number 55 in Germany, number 27 in Sweden and number 6 in Switzerland.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Men Without Hats - Folk of the 80's (Part III)

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Folk of the 80’s (Part III), the second studio album from the Canadian band Men Without Hats. The 1984 release spent four weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 127.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming

Today (August 20th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Slow Train Coming, the nineteenth studio album from Bob Dylan. It was his first release after becoming a born-again Christian, and the songs reflect many of those religious viewpoints. It was ranked number 16 in the Contemporary Christian Music Presents: the 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music book in 2001. The multi-Platinum album spent twenty-six weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 3. It also hit number 2 in the UK and number 1 in Australia.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Nazareth - The Catch

Next month marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Catch, the fifteenth studio album from the Scottish rock band Nazareth. This 1984 release climbed to number 60 in Germany and number 12 in Norway.

Monday, August 18, 2014

the Go-Betweens - Spring Hill Fair

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Spring Hill Fair, the third studio album from the Australian independent rock band the Go-Betweens. In 1984, the band included Robert Forster (vocals and guitar), Grant McLennan (vocals and guitar), Lindy Morrison (drums and backing vocals), and Robert Vickers (bass). Additional musicians on the record included Graeme Pleeth (keyboards), Denis Gautier (trumpet), Marc Fontana (saxophone) and Ana da Silva (backing vocals).

Sunday, August 17, 2014

W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.

Today (August 17th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of W.A.S.P., the self-titled debut album from the Los Angeles heavy metal band. The record spent thirty-one weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 74.

The band included Blackie Lawless (lead vocals and bass), Chris Holmes (guitar), Randy Piper (guitar and backing vocals) and Tony Richards (drums and backing vocals).

Saturday, August 16, 2014

S.O.S. Band - Just the Way You Like It

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Just the Way You Like It, the fifth studio album from the S.O.S. Band. As with their previous album, this one also was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This 1984 release hit number 60 on the US Billboard Album chart, with a twenty-seven week total stay, number 44 in Germany, number 33 in the Netherlands, number 29 in the UK and number 6 on the US Billboard R&B chart.