#517 Def Leppard – Pyromania

Def Leppard is one rock band that I was a huge fan of in the 80s. It was a minor infatuation with their second album High ‘n’ Dry and it grew with the release of their third album Pyromania.  This album had three hit songs for me: “Photograph“, “Foolin’“, and “Rock of Ages“. I can […]

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#514 Duran Duran – Rio

Duran Duran was one of the bands from the early 80s that I really liked. They were in the right place at the right time in history. MTV was a new way to promote music. The band had a slick sound and an even slicker look. It was a perfect match. In the UK they […]

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Do You Create Milestones?

Yesterday someone was talking to me about making Milestones. Maybe that was not the conversation and that was my take away. I do not have many milestones that I remember, except bad ones. I think I could name all the good ones or the ones I remember the clearest quickly. When I met my best […]

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#512 The Associates – Sulk

The Associates‘ Sulk is an album I have never heard. I have not heard of the band either. This is the second album from the Scottish pop band. They were admired by many artists from Bono to Bjork. The duo, singer Billy Mackenzie and guitarist Alan Rankine, started the band in 1979. Mackenzie committed suicide in […]

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#511 Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska

Bruce Springsteen‘s Nebraska is his sixth studio album and it was originally a set of demos. It is considered a somber album and Springsteen did not tour for this reason. The first song “Nebraska” is really naked. It tells the tale of Charles Starkweather, who along with his teenage girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate murdered 11 people […]

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#510 Venom – Black Metal

Venom is another unknown band to me. I do not listen to thrash or black metal so I have never heard their second album Black Metal or any album from them. At least one song “Teacher’s Pet” showed they could play the blues. Most of the music sounds like amateur hour at your local pub. It […]

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#509 The Birthday Party – Junkyard

The Birthday Party is one of the bands from Australia that I have never heard of before today. Their third album Junkyard was inspired by American Southern Gothic imagery, which is extremely disturbing. Unfortunately I hate Nick Cave‘s vocals. I do not have a problem with the music. I like post-punk. This really sucked. I could […]

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