Tag Archives: TBT

#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 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 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 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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