Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
The track listings differed between the UK release and the US release (with mostly a re-ordering of songs). For this review, I will go with the US version of the album.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
This weekend (May 25th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Powerage, the fifth studio album from Australia’s hard rockers AC/DC. The 1978 release went to number 133 on the US Billboard Hot 200, number 26 in the UK, number 22 in Australia, number 19 in Sweden and number 10 in France.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
here for that review), this 1983 album was produced by Steve Lillywhite who was known for his work with bands like U2 and XTC at this point. How would the English man’s studio magic mesh with the American band’s old fashioned sound? It turns out fairly well.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Joining Walsh on the record was Kevin Dukes (guitar), Don Felder (guitar and vocals), Don Henley (guitar and backing vocals), Michael Martin Murphey (vocals), George Perry (bass), Timothy B. Schmitt (vocals), Joe Vitale (various instruments) and Waddy Wachtel (guitar).
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Heaven Tonight, the third studio album from Cheap Trick. This May of 1978 release went to number 84 in Australia, number 48 on the US Billboard Hot 200, and number 11 in Japan. It went on to become a Platinum seller in the US and Canada.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Natural High, the sixth studio album from the Commodores. This May of 1978 release peaked at number 8 on the UK charts and number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 200. It also provided the band with its first number 1 single outside of the US Billboard R&B charts.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The roster of the band continued to be consistent here. Guitarist Chris Butler had his hand in writing all of the tracks. Patty Donahue continued with lead vocals, Billy Ficca was behind the drum-kit, Dan Klayman played the organ, Mars Williams provided the smooth sax, and Tracy Wormworth supported it all with her bass.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
here for that review) from the previous year, this 1983 sophomore effort did equally well on the charts. It peaked at number 90 in Australia, number 16 in the UK and on the US Billboard Hot 200, and number 14 in the Netherlands.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Today (May 12th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of Black and White, the third studio album from the UK punk band the Stranglers from 1978. The album went Gold in the UK where it climbed all the way to number 2.
The line-up for the band at this stage was Jet Black on drums and percussion, J.J. Burnel on bass and vocals, Hugh Cornwell on guitar and vocals, and Dave Greenfield on keyboards and vocals.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The line-up for the group for this album was Dave Peverett (guitar and vocals), Erik Cartwright (guitars), Roger Earl (drums) and new bassist Kenny Aaronson. Peverett wrote five of the tracks while Cartwright penned one.
Friday, May 10, 2013
At the core for this album were Alain Jourgensen (vocals, guitar, keyboards and drums) and Stephen George (drums and percussion). They also got additional assists from John Davis (keyboards), Vince Ely (percussion and keyboards), Brad Hallen (bass), Robert Roberts (keyboards and bass), Martin Sorenson (bass), and Bob Suber (saxophone). Additional vocalists included Doreen Chanter, Shay Jones and Marybeth O’Hara.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The band’s line-up for this album was Mick Box (guitar and vocals), Bob Daisley (bass), Peter Goalby (lead vocals), Lee Kerslake (drums and percussion) and John Sinclair (keyboards, synthesizer, guitar and vocals).
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Click here for my full review.
Monday, May 6, 2013
This 1983 album, produced by George Duke, charted at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 200 and number 10 on the US Billboard R&B charts.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Tomorrow (May 6th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Doctor Detroit, an American comedy film. It tells the tale of a professor named Clifford Skridlow (Dan Aykroyd) from a college with financial problems. He meets four prostitutes (played by Fran Drescher, Donna Dixon, Lydia Lei and Lynn Whitfield) that change his life. Unfortunately, their pimp Smooth Walker (Howard Hesseman) has problems of his own with a Chicago mob boss known as "Mom" (Kate Murtagh) and decides to use Skridlow as his patsy. Skridlow comes up with a fake identity named Doctor Detroit.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
The line-up for the band at this time was Beeb Birtles (guitar and vocals), Graeham Goble (guitar and vocals), David Hirschfelder (keyboards), Stephen Housden (guitar and vocals), Wayne Nelson (bass and vocals) and Derek Pellicci (drums and percussion). It was also the first album to feature John Farnham as the lead vocalist.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The album was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at number 94 on its list of the “Top 100 Albums of the 1980’s”. Slant Magazine ranked it at number 23 on its list of the “Best Albums of the 1980’s”.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Although the record failed to make much chart noise here in the US, it did chart around the world. It reached number 84 in Australia, number 26 in Germany, number 21 in Sweden, and number 7 in both Norway and the UK.