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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Clash - London Calling (35th anniversary)

Welcome to another edition of Seventies Sunday.

Today (December 14th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of London Calling, the third studio album from the Clash. This 1979 release debuted on the US Billboard Album chart in early February of 1980. It then spent thirty-three weeks on that chart and peaked at number 27.

Click here for my full review.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Foreigner - Agent Provocateur (30th anniversary)

Today (December 7th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Agent Provocateur, the fifth studio album from Foreigner. The 1984 release sepent forty-five weeks on the US Billboard Album chart with a top position of number 5.

For my full review, click here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Beverly Hills Cop (soundtrack) (30th anniversary)

Today (December 5th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the soundtrack from Beverly Hills Cop. The Grammy Award winning soundtrack spent sixty-two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart and peaked at the number 1 spot. The record featured music from Glenn Frey, Harold Faltermeyer, Patti LaBelle, the Pointer Sisters and more.

For my complete review of this smash hit album, click here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Teena Marie - Starchild


Last month (November 11th) marked the thirtieth anniversary of Starchild, the sixth studio album from Teena Marie. This 1984 release was her best-seller to date, topping off at number 90 in Canada, number 31 on the US Billboard Album chart (with a thirty-five total week run on that chart), and number 9 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Klymaxx - Meeting in the Ladies Room

Today (November 30th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Meeting in the Ladies Room, the fourth studio album from the all-female R&B band Klymaxx. As one of their best-selling album, it gained Platinum sales status and went to number 46 in Canada, number 18 in New Zealand, number 18 on the US Billboard Album chart (with a sixty-seven week total stay on the chart) and number 9 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Meat Loaf - Bad Attitude

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the European release of Bad Attitude, the fourth studio album from Meat Loaf. It went to number 42 in Australia, number 36 in Sweden, number 24 in Germany and number 8 in the UK. When it was released in the US in 1985, it spent ten weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 74. The same nine tracks appeared on both versions of the album; for today’s review I will look at it from the US ordering.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Billy Bragg - Brewing Up with Billy Bragg

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Brewing Up with Billy Bragg, the second studio album from Billy Bragg. This one went to number 16 on the UK charts.