#TBT #CD #Vinyl : AC/DC, Back In Black, 1980

 

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AC/DC
Back In Black
Atlantic Records
1980

Prized possession: one of my all-time favorite albums, signed by the AC/DC lads when we met about 20 years ago. I asked Angus Young to please sign it to “THE Jack”. That cracked him up.

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back in black

 

 

 

#TBT #Vinyl The Kings Are Here, 1980

Switchin' to Glide

The Kings
This Beat Goes On / Switchin’ To Glide
The Kings Are Here
Elektra Records
1980

 

One of my all-time favorites is the 2-in-1 song “This Beat Goes On / Switchin’ To Glide” from 1980. This was a huge regional hit in Toronto, Vancouver, and Chicago (all the rock stations here played it!) but not as well known outside of these cities. 

 

Switchin' to Glide

Switchin' to Glide

Switchin' to Glide

 

Switchin' to Glide

 

 

 

 

TBT Vinyl: Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Chance, 1980

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Chance
Warner Bros
1980

 

Great album by the band that does Springsteen songs better than Springsteen. It features Bruce’s “For You” with vocals by Chris Thompson and Trevor Rabin on lead guitar.

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TBT Vinyl: The Clash, Black Market Clash

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The Clash
Black Market Clash
1980
Epic Records / Nu-Disk

 

This EP was released only in the US and featured B-sides and rarities previously only available as imports. The 10-inch record was part of Epic’s very short-lived Nu-Disk line.

 

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