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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Whomp That Sucker, the tenth studio album from Sparks. This 1981 record, which was the group's return to their rock roots after two disco efforts, peaked at number 182 on the US Billboard Album chart.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Was (Not Was) - Was (Not Was)

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the self-titled debut album from Was (Not Was). David Weiss and Don Fagenson formed the band in Detroit, Michigan, in the late 70's. The duo enlisted vocalists Harry Bowens and Sweet Pea Atkinson for this 1981 record. The album was re-released in 2004 under the title Out Come the Freaks with an expanded track listing.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell (30th anniversary)

Today (July 14th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Raising Hell, the third studio album from rap pioneers Run-D.M.C. This 1986 record spent seventy-one weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 3.

For my full review of this rap classic, click here.

For more from Run-D.M.C., click here.

Friday, July 8, 2016

the Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat (35th anniversary)


Today (July 8th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Beauty and the Beat, the debut album from the Go-Go's. This 1981 record spent seventy-two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, including six at the number 1 spot.

For my full review of this classic debut, click here.

For even more from the Go-Go's, click here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pat Benatar - Precious Time

Today (July 6th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Precious Time, the multi-Platinum selling third album from Pat Benatar. This 1981 record spent fifty-four weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 1 after just four weeks. It also reached number 57 in Germany, number 46 in the Netherlands, number 30 in the UK, number 9 in Sweden, number 8 in Australia, number 3 in France and number 2 in Canada.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Foreigner - 4 (35th anniversary)

Today (July 2nd) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of 4, the fourth studio album from Foreigner. This 1981 release spent eighty-one weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, including ten of those at the number 1 position.

For my full review of this classic album, click here.

For more from Foreigner, click here.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Wham! - Music From the Edge of Heaven

Today (July 1st) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Music From the Edge of Heaven, the third and final studio album in the 1980's from Wham! This 1986 record went to number 10 on the US Billboard Album chart (with a twenty-eight week total run) and number 9 in Canada and Japan. North America and Japan were the only marks for this release; the rest of the world got The Final on May 31st, 1986, instead (which was a greatest hits compilation with four identical tracks from this album also included).