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Sunday, June 30, 2013
Nazareth - Sound Elixir
The band’s line up for this 1983 release was Pete Agnew (bass and vocals), Manny Charlton (guitar), Dan McCafferty (lead vocals), Billy Rankin (guitar, vocals, keyboards), and Darrell Sweet (drums and percussion).
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Journey - Infinity
Earlier this year (January 20th), Journey celebrated the thirty-fifth anniversary of Infinity, their fourth studio album and the first with Steve Perry as lead singer. This 1978 release charted at number 37 in Sweden, number 24 in Canada and number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 200. It was also the first album by the band to go multi-Platinum here in the US.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Twisted Sister - You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Album
The original vinyl release had twelve tracks total. The 1992 CD release added another six tracks, three of which are original tunes co-penned by Jett. For today’s 30th anniversary we will just look at the original vinyl format.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Loverboy - Keep It Up
Monday, June 24, 2013
Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Messages
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid
This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Pyramid, the third studio album from the Alan Parsons Project. This 1978 concept album, which focused on the pyramids of Giza, peaked at number 49 in the UK, number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 200, and number 25 in Canada. Pyramid power and the legend of Tutankhamen (aka King Tut) were very popular in the US and UK at the time.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Boomtown Rats - A Tonic for the Troops
This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of A Tonic for the Troops, the second album from the Irish new-wave rock band the Boomtown Rats. In 1978, it charted at number 112 on the US Billboard Hot 200, number 25 in New Zealand, and number 8 in the UK (where it also went Platinum in sales).
Friday, June 21, 2013
Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness
here for that review), his final effort with his ex-wife Linda.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Foreigner - Double Vision
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Style Council - Introducing the Style Council
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Elton John - Too Low For Zero
Monday, June 17, 2013
Altered Images - Bite
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ringo Starr - Old Wave
Besides Walsh on guitar, Starr was also joined by Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, John Entwistle of the Who, Eric Clapton, and Waddy Wachtel on some of the tracks.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Sparks - In Outer Space
here for that review), Sparks came back with In Outer Space. This month we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of this 1983 record. It reached number 88 on the US Billboard Hot 200.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Rickie Lee Jones - Girl At Her Volcano
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Donna Summer - She Works Hard For the Money
here for that review), the R&B singer released She Works Hard For the Money on this date (June 13th) in 1983. This eleventh studio album for Summer went to number 28 in the UK, number 27 in Japan, number 14 in Germany, number 12 in Norway, number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 200, and number 8 in Sweden.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Stevie Nicks - The Wild Heart
Monday, June 10, 2013
The Kinks - State of Confusion
The line-up for this album was Ray Davies (lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer, and piano), Dave Davies (lead guitar and vocals), Mick Avory (drums), Jim Rodford (bass) and Ian Gibbons (keyboards).
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Diana Ross - Ross
here for that review), Diana Ross came out with Ross in 1983. This was actually the second time she used just her last name for an album title - the first time being in 1978. This album went to number 59 in Australia, number 57 in Canada, number 44 in the UK, number 32 on the US Billboard Hot 200, number 27 in the Netherlands and number 14 on the US Billboard R&B chart.
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (35th anniversary)
Today (June 9th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of Some Girls, the Rolling Stones' fourteenth studio album. It charted at number 4 in Austria, number 3 in the Netherlands and Sweden, number 2 in the UK, and number 1 in Canada and on the US Billboard Hot 200.
Click here for my complete album review of this 70's classic.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Rod Stewart - Body Wishes
Friday, June 7, 2013
The Fleshtones - Hexbreaker!
here for that review) in 1982, the Fleshtones returned to the studio to work on their next release. Today (June 7th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Hexbreaker!, the 1983 follow-up second album from the band. As with the first album, it too was produced by Richard Mazda.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Midnight Star - No Parking on the Dance Floor (30th anniversary)
For my complete review of this one, please click here.
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The Cars - The Cars (35th anniversary)
On this day (June 6th) back in 1978, the Cars released their self-titled debut album. Today we mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of this smash.
Click here for my full review of the album.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Donnie Iris - Fortune 410
here for that review), this one from 1983 went to number 127 on the US Billboard Hot 200.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Motörhead - Another Perfect Day
Monday, June 3, 2013
America - Your Move
here for that review) and peaked at number 81 on the US Billboard Hot 200.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Today (June 2nd) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Darkness on the Edge of Town, the fourth studio album from New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen. Despite a three year period since 1975’s Born To Run (click here for that review), this multi-Platinum seller from 1978 went to number 75 in Ireland, number 16 in the UK, number 12 in Norway, number 11 in New Zealand, number 9 in Australia and Sweden, number 7 in Canada, number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 200, and number 4 in the Netherlands. It actually remained on the US charts for ninety-seven weeks in total.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The Police - Synchronicity (30th anniversary)
For my complete review of this classic from 1983, please click here.
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