1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

564. Highway to Hell – AC/DC

Brief Background: Highway to Hell  is the sixth album by Australian band AC/DC. It was recorded in several studios during the beginning of 1979 and released in July of the same year. … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

565. The Scream – Siouxsie and the Banshees

Original album is tracks 1-10 Brief Background: The Scream is the first album by British band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was recorded over a week in 1978 and released in November … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

566. Ambient 1: Music for Airports – Brian Eno

Brief Background: Ambient 1: Music for Airports is the sixth studio album by Brian Eno. The album was made by looping tape sections of different keyboard instruments. The album is titled for … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

567. Germfree Adolescents – X-Rey Spex

Original Album is tracks 1-12 Brief Background: Germfree Adolescents is the debut album by the UK punk band X-Ray Spex. It was recorded and released in 1978. What I think: I’ve always had … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

568. C’est Chic – Chic

Brief Background: C’est Chic is the second album by funk and disco band Chic. It was recorded and released in 1978. What I think: Like a seemingly large part of the general population, I … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

569. Stardust – Willie Nelson

Brief Background: Stardust is a an album of standards recorded at the end of 1977 and released in 1978. The album was produced by Booker T. Jones. What I think: Coming up with an … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

570. Here, My Dear – Marvin Gaye

Brief Background: Here, My Dear is a double album and the fifteenth by Marvin Gaye. It was recorded over 1977 and 1978 following a settlement in Gaye’s divorce allotting half of the proceeds … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

571. Eternally Yours – The Saints

Original album is tracks 1-13 Brief Background: Eternally Yours is the second album by the Australian band The Saints. The album was recorded in late 1977 and released in May of 1978. … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

572. Dire Straits – Dire Straits

Brief Background: Dire Straits is the debut album by the British band of the same name. It was recorded during a month long period in early 1978 and released in October that year. … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

573. Are We Not Men? We are Devo! – Devo

Brief Background: Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! is the debut album by the band Devo. The album was recorded through the end of 1977 and the beginning of 1978 being released … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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