28 Jul 2015, 14:54 by Indigo_DC
16 Sep 2013, 19:02 by delorayn1Audio system:
Pioneer PL-430 with AT95E cartridge
Yamaha AX-530 amp
Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones
2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack (LP)
ABBA - The Winner Takes It All (7" single)
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover (7" single)
Buddy Holly - Greatest Hits (LP)
Buddy Holly - The Legendary Buddy Holly (LP)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle (double album)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitchhiker (7" single)
David Bowie - China Girl (7" single picture disc)
David Bowie - "Heroes" (LP)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (LP)
David Bowie - Low (LP)
David Bowie - Station to Station (LP)
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (LP)
David Bowie - This Is Not America (7" single)
David Bowie - Tonight (LP)
David Bowie - Young Americans (LP)
Deep Purple - When a Blind Man Cries (7" single)
Depeche Mode - People Are People (7" single)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (LP)
10 Apr 2010, 00:05 by cbecrad1982
5: Laura Branigan - Branigan
I can still remember sitting on my bedroom floor listening to this tape (I had it on cassette) while playing with my Barbies. Years later after growing up and entering the compact disc era, I added this to my CD collection. It's still my favorite album of Laura's, and when I listen to it now, it's hard to believe she's gone. If you like early 80s pop, you'll like this. This is the album with her huge hit "Gloria", but my favorite is the first track "All Night With Me". Other greats are "Lovin' You Baby", "Maybe I Love You", "If You Loved Me", and "I Wish We Could Be Alone".
4: Fleetwood Mac - Mirage
I think if the only great song on here was "Gypsy", it would still be hard not to rank this in my top five. That song alone is just perfect to me. …
6 Mar 2010, 18:59 by Hyde_
1 Dec 2008, 03:02 by sablespecterIron Maiden / The Number of the Beast / The Number of the Beast (5) / Mar 1982
sablespecter's Album of the Year for 1982 (RDF: 87.5%)
Well, this is where it all started for me! That's in terms of concerts and my Maiden obsession. When I saw them open for Scorpions at my first concert it was a bit frightening and thrilling at the same time. I won't claim to have a photographic memory of it nor can I remember everything they played since I didn't even know who they were at that point, but I do remember being especially enthralled when they played today's selection. With that forboding intro and that line, "six-six-six! The one for you and me!" I couldn't wait to get ahold of this. And I've never looked back. I still have every copy of this album that I have purchased over the years, even including the totally worn-out, squeally cassette that never left my car for so many years.
The only track that I never got into all that much is the album opener, Invaders. …
21 Oct 2008, 22:33 by sameoldscenexxThis is a overview of one of my favourite ever albums, Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac.
Tango in the Night is completely contrasting to any other album made by Fleetwood Mac before or since, in the sense that it's got heavy use of synthesisers, and shows the band following pop trends that were around in the 1980's but combined with Lindsey Buckingham's obsessive production and the experimental nature of his work, the album is so sleek that it's stood the test of time far better than other albums of that period.
One of my favourites off this album. Lindsey Buckingham's guitar playing and vocals are shown off to beautiful effect, and the percussion is spot on. A really moody, sexy track, and we cannot forget the 'uhh, ahh's' throughout the song. (A nice fact, ha - Lindsey used a pitch changer to give the illusion of a woman doing one half off the groans, when really it was just him.)
25 Jul 2008, 04:38 by fakehead
30 Nov 2007, 05:26 by sablespecterBuckingham Nicks / "Crystal" / Buckingham Nicks (5) / Sep 1973
Artist: Buckingham Nicks
Original Album: Buckingham Nicks
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Day 4 of the SotD Fleetwood Mac Legacy...
Yesterday I mentioned that as Bob Welch's involvement with Fleetwood Mac ended in December 1974, two more artists were added to the fold that brought them all into the superstar era. In September 1973, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks put out their duo album under the moniker of their last names. It wasn't well-supported by Polydor and was generally a flop, but it was enough to catch the attention of Mick Fleetwood. Lindsey's guitar chops were exactly what had been needed ever since Peter Green departed for more quiet avenues, while Stevie brought a wealth of songwriting and vocal talents.
So on New Year's Eve 1974, Lindsey and Stevie were invited to join FM…
22 Aug 2006, 22:41 by NiquaidusI began listening to music in earnest around the age of eleven. It became a passion, an obsession, one that would last throughout the rest of my life. Not coincidentally, this is about the time cable television, and with it MTV, entered our home. For better or worse, MTV helped shape my musical tastes during my late childhood more than anything else.
After months of saying it would never happen, my Dad subscribed to cable tv. I don't recall much pressure for it coming from my mother or me but I could be mistaken. It thrilled me nonetheless, movie channels and MTV fascinating me most of all. Movies? On tv? With all the curse words and everything!? Cool! I raced to get up as early as possible on weekend mornings so I could catch an R-rated movie without my parents knowing. Often I ended up watching something dull and unappealing to an eleven year old, though a bit more interesting than the national anthem followed by the farm report. It's sometimes hard to recall how important movie ratings…
19 Feb 2006, 19:51 by thenplayon