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#TBT #Vinyl John Fogerty, Centerfield, 1985

5 Oct

Centerfied

John Fogerty
Centerfield
Warner Bros
1985

 

Getting ready for baseball playoffs with Fogerty’s massive 80s comeback, Centerfield. Go Cubs Go!

 

Centerfied

Centerfied

 

#TBT #Vinyl Genesis, Abacab, 1981

7 Sep

Abacab

Genesis
Abacab
Atlantic Records US / Charisma Records UK
1981

Genesis’ last good album according to progressive rock fans. Genesis’ first good album according to pop rock fans. 

Abacab

Abacab

 

 

#TBT #Vinyl The Firm, 1985

31 Aug

The FirmThe Firm
The Firm
Atlantic Records
1985

This was not exactly Led Zeppelin, but Jimmy Page wrote the songs, produced the sound, and played the guitars. That makes it better than anything else that came out in 1985.  

 

The Firm

The Firm

#TBT #Vinyl KISS, Dressed to Kill, 1975

10 Aug

KISS Dressed to Kill

KISS
Dressed to Kill
Casablanca Records
1975

Lookin’ good gentlemen…

KISS Dressed to Kill

KISS Dressed to Kill

#TBT #Vinyl Pink Floyd, Division Bell, 1993

27 Jul

Division Bell

Pink Floyd
The Division Bell
Columbia Records
1993

The best Pink Floyd is Pink Floyd without Roger Waters. This is one of my favorite albums from Floyd,  and it has also a fantastic album cover by artist Storm Thorgerson.

 

 

#TBT #Vinyl #Cassette #CD Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction, 1987.

20 Jul

Appetite For Destruction

Guns N’ Roses
Appetite for Destruction
Geffen Records
1987

 

The greatest album in history turns 30 years old tomorrow.

Here are copies of the the original LP, the cassette, and compact disc. It still sounds as good as it did 30 years ago and better than anything that anyone has made since then!

 

Appetite For Destruction

Appetite For Destruction

Appetite For Destruction

Appetite For Destruction

 

#TBT #Vinyl — Styx, Paradise Theatre, 1981

13 Jul

Styx Paradise Theatre

 

Styx
Paradise Theatre
A&M Records
1981

 

I was never the biggest Styx fan, but as a kid, I loved this album. It had some screaming guitars by James Young (“Snowblind” and “Half-Penny”), new-wave-ish pop by Tommy Shaw (“Too Much Time”) and some funky theatrical jazz by Dennis DeYoung (“Nothing Ever Goes As Planned”).

The packaging was cool. The LPs had laser etching and the cover and back paintings were fantastic – truly a lost art!

 

Styx Paradise Theatre

Styx Paradise Theatre

Styx Paradise Theatre

Styx Paradise Theatre

#TBT #Vinyl Men At Work, Business As Usual, 1982

29 Jun

Men at Work, Business As Usual

Men At Work
Business As Usual
Columbia Records
1982

In June of 1982, I came home from camp and our town had it:  MTV. The first video I saw was “Who Can It Be Now” by Men At Work.  I was hooked ever since…

 

 

Men at Work, Business as Usual

Men at Work, Business as Usual

#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

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