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

587. Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts – The Adverts

Original album is tracks 1-13 Brief Background: Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts is the debut album by UK punk band the Adverts. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

588. Dub Housing – Pere Ubu

Brief Background: Dub Housing is the second album Peru Ubu. It was recorded in the late summer of 1978 and released in November of the same year. The album title comes from identical public housing … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

589. Honky Tonk Masquerade – Joe Ely

Brief Background: Honky Tonk Masquerade is the second album by Country musician Joe Ely. The album was recorded in Mufreesboro, Tennessee and was released in 1978. What I think: Whomever was able to slip … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

590. All Mod Cons – The Jam

Brief Background: All Mod Cons is the third album from the English band The Jam. It was recorded through the summer of 1978 and was released in November of that year. What I … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

591. The Only Ones – The Only Ones

Brief Background: The Only Ones is the debut album from the UK band of the same name. It was released in 1978. What I think: I became familiar with The Only Ones from … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

592. This Year’s Model – Elvis Costello

Brief Background: This Year’s Model is Costello’s second record and was recorded in London during 1977 and 1978. It was released in March of 1978. What I think: As I said in the My … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

593. Vento De Maio – Elis Regina

Brief Background: Vento De Maio was released in 1978. It appears to be the same album (according to discogs) as her 1980 release Elis, with the tracks in a different order. In truth though, … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

594. Parallel Lines – Blondie

Brief Background: Parallel Lines  is the third album from Blondie. It was released in September of 1978 and was recorded in June an July of that year. The album would go on to … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

595. The Man-Machine – Kraftwerk

Brief Background: The Man-Machine is the seventh studio album from Kraftwerk. It was recorded through 1977 and early 1978, it was released in May of that year. What I think: I felt like … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

596. The Modern Dance – Pere Ubu

  Brief Background: The Modern Dance was recorded throughout the end of 1976, the entirety of 1977 and released in January of 1978. This is the debut album by the Cleveland band. What … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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