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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Divinyls - Desperate
Monday, December 30, 2013
Let's Active - Afoot
This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of their debut EP Afoot, which peaked at number 154 on the US Billboard Album chart.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
The Sugarhill Gang - Rappin' Down Town
here for that review).
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Hot Chocolate - Love Shot
Friday, December 27, 2013
The Bluebells - The Bluebells
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Blue Nile - A Walk Across the Rooftops (30th anniversary)
Click here for my full album review.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Martin's 100 Favorite Albums of 1982
Herc's Hideaway) and Mark (from 1976-1985: My Favorite Decade) are both big fans of the music of 1982. We've been discussing our favorite albums of that year, so I thought I would come up with my favorite 100 albums released during that calendar year.
Rodney Dangerfield - Rappin' Rodney
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
The Plimsouls - Everywhere At Once
Monday, December 23, 2013
Indeep - Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Sunday, December 22, 2013
D.C. Cab (soundtrack)
This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of D.C. Cab, an R-rated comedy film written and directed by Joel Schumacher, and starring Mr. T. (of the A-Team), Max Gail (of Barney Miller), Adam Baldwin, Gary Busey, Bill Maher, Marsha Warfield, Paul Rodriguez and Irene Cara.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Peter Schilling - Error in the System
Posted by Martin Maenza at 4:00 AM 2 comments:
Labels: 80's, Armin Sabol, Curt Cress, debut, Dicky Tarrach, Error in the System, Frank Hieber, Gonzo Bishop, Gungerh Gebauer, Mickie Stickdorn, music, Peter Schilling, Rolf Kersting
Friday, December 20, 2013
S.O.S. Band - On the Rise
Posted by Martin Maenza at 4:00 AM No comments:
Labels: 80's, Abdul Ra'oof, Billy Ellis, Bruno Speight, Jason Bryant, Jerome Thomas, Jimmy Jam, John A. Simpson III, Mary Davis, music, On the Rise, S.O.S. Band, Terry Lewis, Willie Killebrew
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Dr. Hook - Let Me Drink From Your Well
here for that review), this one from 1983 failed to even hit the major charts.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Hooters - Amore
Today we will give this one a listen in honor of its thirtieth anniversary.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight
Monday, December 16, 2013
Two of a Kind (soundtrack)
Today (December 16th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Two of a Kind, the 1983 romantic comedy that re-teamed John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The two played criminally-minded individuals (he an inventor, she a bank teller) bent on protecting the Earth from God’s destruction. Unlike the former film that starred these two (1978’s film-adaptation of the musical Grease), this one was a critical and commercial flop.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
ESG - Come Away With ESG
After a couple of EPs, including 1982’s ESG Says Dance to the Beat of Moody (from which a couple tracks here first appeared), they put out their first full-length album in 1983 entitled Come Away With ESG. Pitchfork Media, out of Chicago, ranked it as the 84th greatest album of the 1980’s. Today, we will give it a spin for its thirtieth anniversary.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Nile Rodgers - Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove
Friday, December 13, 2013
June Pointer - Baby Sister
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Fall - Perverted By Language
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Call - Modern Romans
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Bongos - Numbers With Wings
Monday, December 9, 2013
Rufus - Stompin' at the Savoy
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Little Girls - Thank Heaven!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Cure - Japanese Whispers
Friday, December 6, 2013
Luther Vandross - Busy Body
here and here respectively) by going Platinum in the US. Chart-wise, it hit number 42 in the UK, number 32 on the US Billboard Album chart and number 1 on the US Billboard R&B chart.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dreamboy - Dreamboy (EP)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Carole King - Speeding Time
Joining the legendary performer on this record were Bob Glaub (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Plas Johnson (saxophone), Robbie Konodor (synthesizer), Danny Kortchmar (guitar), and Russ Kunkel (drums).
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Slade - The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome
Monday, December 2, 2013
Nona Hendryx - Nona
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute (35th anniversary)
Today (December 1st) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of Minute By Minute, the eighth studio album from the Doobie Brothers.
Please click here to read my full review of the album.
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