Category: 1980s

Music from the 1980s

New Acquisitions – June 2019

Artist Title John Coltrane A  Love Supreme Chubby Checker Twist With Chubby Checker Londonbeat In The Blood Buddy Holly That’ll Be The Day The John Coltrane Quartet Ballads Various Ghostbusters II Spectrum / Indelible Murtceps Terminal  Buzz Geordie Masters Of Rock Beastie Boys Paul’s  Boutique Daddy Cool Sex, Dope, Rock’n’Roll: Teenage  Heaven Ray Charles Modern […]

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A King Crimson Journey

[Last Update: 29/5/2019] Not too many moons ago, I had not heard a single LP by King Crimson.  It’s true.  I’m technically a child of the 70s (b. 1979) but I’d somehow not been introduced to the pioneers of progressive rock. There’s something about their reputation and the cover art of their debut album that […]

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INXS – Kick

A Huge  Hit Album In the 1980s, INXS hit the big time.  An Australian band had hit the international music scene like few had previously.  They seemed to go from hit to hit and strength to strength, leaving behind the Land Down Under for Europe and the US. The high point is arguably 1987’s “Kick”, […]

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Joy Division – Closer

Closer is close enough ..to a masterpiece.  Released not long after lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide, this was Joy Division’s second and last album before the remaining members reformed as New Order. The Album This is an LP which I will listen to from start to end.  There’s variation throughout which swings the tracks […]

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AC/DC – Back in Black

Headlines an era of classic Australian music It was 1980.  AC/DC were an international sensation on the back of the massive success of “Highway to Hell”, riding on huge popularity locally and abroad.  Then suddenly lead singer Bon Scott tragically passed away. Scott’s passing nearly tore the band apart, yet somehow they stood together and […]

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