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

581. D.o.A: The Third and Final Report – Throbbing Gristle

Brief Background: D.o.A…  is second album from the experimental group Throbbing Gristle. It was recorded from September 1977 to May 1978 and was released that December. What I think: The premise of this … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

582. Darkness on the Edge of Town – Bruce Springsteen

Brief Background: Darkness on the Edge of Town is fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. The album was recorded from October 1977 through March 1978. In that time the band would record … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

583. Real Life – Magazine

Brief Background: Real Life is the debut album the UK band Magazine.  It was recorded and released in 1978. What I think: This album has an bit of a unique dynamic in that … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

584. First Issue – Public Image Limited

  Brief Background: First Issue is the debut album by Public Image Limited, the band John Lydon (Johnny Rotten), formed after the break-up of The Sex Pistols. It was recorded and released … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

585. Duck Stab / Buster and Glen – The Residents

Brief Background: Duck Stab / Buster and Glen is the 1978 album by the art collective The Residents. What I think: When I look back on the Mothers of Invention (We’re Only in … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

586. 3rd – Big Star

Brief Background: 3rd is, oddly enough, the third album by the Memphis band Big Star. The album was recorded in 1974, but the band couldn’t find a record label to put it … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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