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

535. Songs the Lord Taught Us – The Cramps

Original album is tracks 1-13 Brief Background: Songs the Lord Taught Us is the debut album by New York City band the Cramps. The album was released on I.R.S. records in 1980. What … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

536. Back in Black – AC/DC

Brief Background: Back in Black was recorded a mere two months after original AC/DC singer Bon Scott died of asphyxiation caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Scott was replaced with Brian Johnson who … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

537. Searching for the Young Soul Rebels – Dexys Midnight Runners

Original album is tracks 1-11 Brief Background: Searching for the Young Soul Rebels is the debut album the English band Dexy’s Midnight Runners. The album was recorded and released in 1980 through … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

538. The Specials – The Specials

Brief Background: The Specials  is the debut album by the UK band of the same name. Many of these songs were reworkings of first wave ska numbers giving them more of a … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

539. The Pleasure Principle – Gary Numan

Original album is tracks 1-10 Brief Background: The Pleasure Principle  is the debut solo album by Gary Numan. It was recorded in mid-1979 and released that September. What I think: I’ve never really … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

540. Machine Gun Etiquette – The Damned

Brief Background: Machine Gun Etiquette the third album by English punk band The Damned. The album was recorded in the Spring and Summer of 1979 and released in November of the same … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

541. Off The Wall – Michael Jackson

Brief Background: Off The Wall is the fifth solo album by Michael Jackson. The album was produced by Quincy Jones and Michael himself. Jackson had a huge part in writing many of … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

542. Metal Box – Public Image Limited

(Something is goofy with the Spotify metadata on this album. It sometimes comes up as Second Edition and sometimes Metal Box, which are both valid names, it should be consistent. … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

543. The Wall – Pink Floyd

Brief Background: The Wall is the eleventh studio album by Pink Floyd. It is a double album (a rock opera or concept album) that tells the story of a performer who has … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

544. Tusk – Fleetwood Mac

Brief Background: Tusk is the twelfth studio album by Fleetwood Mac. Lindsay Buckingham was adamant about not making the album Rumors 2 and used unorthodox recording tactics in its creation.  The double … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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