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#TBT #Vinyl Twisted Sister, Come Out and Play, 1985

25 May

Twisted Sister Come Out and Play

Twisted Sister
Come Out and Play
Atlantic Records
1985

 

The beginning of the end of the Glam Metal era may have been this flop by Twisted Sister. It had cool LP packaging, but I think by ’85 America was done with Dee Snider and crew…

Twisted Sister Come Out and Play

Twisted Sister Come Out and Play

Twisted Sister Come Out and Play

Twisted Sister Come Out and Play

#TBT #Vinyl Soundgarden, Down on the Upside, 1996

11 May

Soundgarden Down on the Upside

Soundgarden
Down on the Upside
A&M Records
1996

Most people think the trend of vinyl records “coming back” is a recent thing. But as early as the mid-1990s, vinyl was making a comeback, mostly by cool grunge bands who issued new albums with an LP version. A great example is this limited edition (only 10,000 copies were pressed) of Soundgarden’s Down on the Upside.

Soundgarden Down on the Upside

Soundgarden Down on the Upside

Soundgarden Down on the Upside

Soundgarden Down on the Upside

#TBT #Vinyl Pink Floyd, A Collection of Great Dance Songs, 1981

4 May

A Collection of Great Dance Songs

Pink Floyd
A Collection of Great Dance Songs
Harvest (UK) / CBS Records (US)
1981

I like the joke title of this “best of” collection as Floyd is not known for music for the dance floor. It includes a cool re-recording of my favorite Floyd song, “Money” with David Gilmour playing all guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocals himself.

 

A Collection of Great Dance Songs

A Collection of Great Dance Songs

 

#TBT #Vinyl — Van Halen, Diver Down, 1982

13 Apr

Van Halen Diver Down

Van Halen
Diver Down
Warner Bros Records
1982

The last VH album before Eddie discovered the synthesizer. This album is 99% guitar and 1% clarinet. 

 

Van Halen Diver Down

Van Halen Diver Down

#TBT #Vinyl Steve Dahl, Pet Fish Sticks, 1983

30 Mar

steve dahl pet fish sticks
Steve Dahl and Teenage Radiation

Pet Fish Sticks
Hilario Records
1983

 

The post-Disco Demolition Dahl era…

 

 

 

#TBT #Vinyl Honeydrippers, 1984

9 Mar

Honeyxdrippers 45

The Honeydrippers
“Sea of Love” and “Rockin’ at Midnight”
Es Paranza / Atlantic Records
1984

After Led Zeppelin dissolved, Robert Plant put together a secret lineup of all-stars to record as an R&B and rockabilly act and released these two hit records. I got much more interested in this when I learned the guitarist was Jimmy Page

 

 

 

#TBT #Vinyl Ronald Reagan, 1983

16 Feb

Ronald Reagan Reads Stories

President Ronald Reagan
Reads Stories From The Old Testament
Nickelodeon Records
1984

My strangest #TBT #Vinyl post so far. This 1954 recording of President Reagan reading Bible stories was released in ’84 on a small indie label — make that an extremely small indie label… It was pretty much the back of a record store in small town Dixon, IL.

This record was actually banned after a one million dollar lawsuit from RCA Records against some shady businessmen including the mayor! Read more about the small town scandal here from UPI’s archives.

 

Ronald Reagan Reads Stories

 

Ronald Reagan Reads Stories

 

#TBT #Vinyl The Who, You Better You Bet, 1981

26 Jan

You Better You Bet Single The Who

The Who
You Better You Bet
From the album Face Dances
Polydor Records (UK)
1981

Here’s The Who’s first hit post-Keith Moon. This is a Polydor Records version from the UK.

You Better You Bet Single The Who

You Better You Bet Single The Who

You Better You Bet Single The Who

Looks like I picked this up at Appletree Records, DeKalb, IL

#TBT #Vinyl The Chicago Bears, Super Bowl Shuffle, 1985

19 Jan

Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle

The Super Bowl Shuffle
The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew
Red Label Music
1985

 

This was the biggest single (at least in Chicago) this week in 1986 leading up to Super Bowl XX.

 

“Now we’re not doing this because we’re greedy,

The Bears are doing it to feed the needy.”

-Sweetness

 

Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle label

 

 

#TBT #Vinyl Pearl Jam, Alive 1991

12 Jan

Pearl Jam Alive Vinyl

Pearl Jam
Alive (45 rpm single)
From the album TenEpic Records
1991

 

This rare 45 of Pearl Jam’s first release was a promo-only single with “Jeremy” on the flip-side.

Pearl Jam Jeremy vinyl

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