#TBT #Cassette Violent Femmes, 1983

Violent Femmes Cassette

Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes
Slash Records
1983

For the summer, I’m switching my #TBT fun to cassettes. Cassettes had a more summertime feel to them as they were good to go for long car trips, beaches, or other places that LP records were not an option. 

Check out this cassette of the Femmes’ first. It was played about 1 Million times since I bought it in ’83. 

“I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record.” 

“Oh, yeah?

 

Violent Femmes Cassette

Violent Femmes Cassette

 

#TBT #Vinyl WLS Animal Stories, Larry Lujack, 1981

Animal Stories Larry Lujack

Animal Stories
Larry Lujack and Tommy Edwards
WLS Radio 
1981

Highly acclaimed, world renowned Animal Stories with charming and delightful Ol’ Uncle Lar and sidekick snot-nosed Little Tommy. 

If you grew up near Chicago in the 70s or 80s and have a dark sense of humor, Animal Stories, a daily bit from the Superjock on WLS-AM and later WLS-FM, may be the reason. This record was the first of 3 volumes released by ‘LS on vinyl. 

Larry Lujack Tommy Edwards

Animal Stories WLS

#TBT #CD Green Day, Dookie, 1994

Green Day Dookie

Green Day 
Dookie
Reprise Records
1994

25 years ago this week, I added this unknown band to our station’s playlist. The label freaked out over the “too-early add.”  The band’s management sent me a bottle of Jameson. And after they sold many millions of CDs, they sent me this.

Talk smack all you want about Green Day — I don’t care, still like this record! 

 

Jack Monson WXRX

 

#TBT #Vinyl Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack

Various Artists
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack
Elektra Records
1982

Aloha, Mr Hand.  Aloha, Spicoli. 

New Wave. Power Pop. Hard Rock. 4 of the 5 Eagles. That’s what 1982 was all about. This film set the trend for soundtracks for many years…and the brand of shoes I still buy today. 

Gnarly.   

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack

 

#TBT #Vinyl Sponge, Rotting Piñata, 1994

Sponge Rotting Piñata

Sponge
Rotting Piñata
WORK Group Records / Sony Music
1994

Sponge was a favorite band of mine in the 90s. My radio station was one of the first to play these guys outside of their native Detroit, so the band’s management and label sent me a gold record when they hit 500,000 units in sales. 

This was my first gold record I ever received from a band and I was thrilled!!!

Then …  I unwrapped it and realized they spelled my name wrong. Oh, well. I still love this album, the band, and the gift. 

 

Sponge Rotting Piñata

Sponge Rotting Piñata

 

 

 

 

#TBT #Vinyl The Blues Brothers Soundtrack, 1980

Blues Brothers Soundtrack

The Blues Brothers 
Orignal Soundtrack 
Atlantic Records
1980

The greatest soundtrack ever. The greatest movie ever. Filmed in the greatest city ever.  Hit it. 

Blues Brothers Soundtrack

Blues Brothers Soundtrack

#TBT #Vinyl The Who Collection, 1985

The Who Collection

The Who
Collection
Polydor Records
1985

This compilation available only in the UK was the first import record I ever had. Teenaged me: “Wait, records are different in other countries?” Hooked.

It had a cool remix of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and great packaging as you can see here.

 

The Who Collection

The Who Collection

The Who Collection
“The Wasteland” – Etching by Anthony Davies

The Who Collection