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

455. Eliminator – ZZ Top

Brief Background:  Eliminator is the eighth album by Texas band ZZ Top. The album was recorded in 1982 at Ardent Studios in Tennessee. The album is named after a customized 1933 Ford … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

456. Porcupine – Echo & the Bunnymen

Original album is tracks 10-11 Brief Background:  Porcupine is the third album by English band Echo & the Bunnymen. The album was recorded twice in 1982, the second time with added strings … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

457. Café Bleu – The Style Council

Brief Background:  Café Bleu is the first album by Paul Weller’s The Style Council. The album was recorded during fall and winter of 1983/1984 and released in March of the latter. What … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

458. Let It Be – The Replacements

Brief Background: Let It Be is the third full-length album by Minneapolis band The Replacements. Let It Be was recorded during the second half of 1983 and released in October of 1984. What … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

459. 1984 – Van Halen

Brief Background: 1984 (MCMLXXIV) is the sixth studio album by LA hard rock band Van Halen. The album was recorded during 1983 and released in January of 1986… just kidding it was January … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

460. Out of Step – Minor Threat

Brief Background: Out of Step is the only studio album by DC hardcore band Minor Threat. The album was recorded in January of 1983 and released in April of the same year on … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

461. Treasure – Cocteau Twins

Brief Background: Treasure is the third album by the Scottish band Cocteau Twins. The album was recorded in late summer of 1984 and released that November. What I think: When I think of Cocteau … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

462. Diamond Life – Sade

Brief Background: Sade is the debut by the English BAND Sade. The album was recorded in the Fall of 1983 and released in July of 1984. What I think: If you’ve been following this … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

463. Run-D.M.C. – Run-D.M.C.

Original album is tracks 1-9 Brief Background: Run-D.M.C. is the debut album of the Queens hip-hop group of the same name. The album was recorded in 1983 and released in March of 1984. … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

464. Welcome to the Pleasuredome – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Brief Background: Welcome to the Pleasuredome is the debut album by English new wave band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The double album contains a mixture of previously released singles, covers and new original … Continue reading

June 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

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