Archive for the '80’s' Category

24 Feb

Journey – Frontiers on Vinyl Record Album

I have already talked about the Journey album Escape, so here is Frontiers, which was the next album released by Journey after Escape in 1983. Frontiers was Journey’s second biggest selling album. I am not a big fan of American Idol. I am one of those people who watch the auditions just to see how […]

08 Jan

Rush – Moving Pictures Album on Vinyl

I have always been a moderate fan of Rush. I say moderate, because regular Rush fans (usually drummers) tend to be extremely passionate about them. Rush is one of those bands that dabbled in progressive music, but never fully became progressive, especially in their later years. This album, though, is considered to be an essential […]

30 Dec

Paul Simon – Graceland Album

In 1986, Graceland by Paul Simon was one of the biggest albums released. It hit #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the UK charts. It also got a Grammy for Album of the year, and one for Graceland as song of the year. After not having much success, Paul Simon came out with […]

13 Nov

Billy Squier – Don’t Say No Vinyl Record

Here is a staple of classic rock radio. Billy Squier’s ‘The Stroke’ has been played and played so much, it is almost one of those songs you start to tune out. However, this doesn’t change the fact that it is a good song, and a great album. The Stroke went to #3 on the Mainstream […]

29 Jun

Michael Jackson Vinyl Records

With the passing of Michael Jackson, an musical legend and era has ended. You didn’t have to really like Michael Jackson or his music, but you had to respect what he accomplished in his musical career. My brothers and I all remember where we were when we first saw the Thriller video. It was in […]

03 Jan

John Cougar Mellencamp – Scarecrow on Vinyl LP

I love John Cougar Mellencamp, or John Mellencamp, or John Cougar, whichever you choose. My wife loves him to. He writes great American rock music; music born in the heartland of the US. This album gets its name from the title track “Rain on the Scarecrow”, which is about farms that have been in families […]

10 Oct

The Tubes – The Completion Backward Principle on LP

I really like The Tubes. I do think that a lot of their later stuff was much more pop than their earlier work. I love the original self titled album. It’s very different and almost prog. The Completion Backward Principle is a pretty good example of 80’s New Wave, leaning towards pop, and it does […]

25 Aug

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man on Record Album

This is one of my albums by Billy Joel. As a pianist, I think that I’m supposed to love the song Piano Man more than anything else, but I don’t. I’m sick of hearing it by every hack pianist in the world. An Innocent Man had some great songs, such as “Uptown Girl”, “The Longest […]

11 Aug

Men at Work – Business as Usual on Vinyl

I love the 80’s. I really do. That’s when I grew up. I love most everything about them, especially the music. Although some of the pop music I could do without, I still think it was better than today. Men at Work is one of those iconic bands with their single “Down Under”. I’m not […]

30 Jul

ZZ Top – Eliminator Record Album

All right, time for some good hard rock. Eliminator by ZZ Top is now at Diamond status for sales. It’s not surprising as this album rocks. There are great songs such as ‘Gimme All Your Lovin” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs”. You can buy this album by ZZ Top at Musicstack. Eliminator is the 8th […]