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

494. The Message – Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

(Original album is tracks 1-7) Brief Background: The Message is the debut album from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The album was released in October of 1982 and was among the first … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

495. 1999 – Prince

Brief Background: 1999 is a double album that was recorded throughout the first 2/3 of 1982 and was released in October of the same year. While they didn’t appear as musicians on the … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

496. The Lexicon of Love – ABC

Original album is tracks 1-10 Brief Background: The Lexicon of Love is the debut album from English new wave band ABC. The album was recorded during 1981 and 1982 being released in … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

497. The Visitors – ABBA

Original album is tracks 1-9 Brief Background: By the time ABBA recorded  The Visitors during 1981, tension in the group was high. Their popular appeal was fading. The two couples had gone through a divorce … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

498. Moving Pictures – Rush

Brief Background: Moving Pictures is the eighth album by Canadian rock band Rush. The album was recorded during the fall of 1980 and released in February 0f 1981. What I think: I liked Rush’s album 2112 … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

499. Wild Gift

Brief Background: Wild Gift is the second album by Los Angeles punk band X. The album was recorded in March of 1981 and released in May of the same year. Like X’s debut … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

500. Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club

Original album is tracks 1-9 Brief Background: Tom Tom Club is the self-titled debut by the band made up of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads. The album was recorded in 1980 … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

501. Poet – Bobby Womack (Halfway to 1001!)

This is my 501st post, the one which marks going past the half-way point. The start almost four and a half years ago came just as I was finishing grad … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

502. Mask – Bauhaus

This is my 500 post. I’m almost halfway done! I’m going to do a write up on my next post about the experience so far. For this post we will stay with … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

503. Fire of Love – The Gun Club

Brief Background: Fire of Love is the first album by LA Punk and Blues band The Gun Club. The album was released in August of 1981. What I think: If I were given this album … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

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