Sunday, March 30, 2014

 

This Week's Birthdays (March 30 - April 5)

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


Mar 31
Three Dog Night ------ It Ain't Easy ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1970
Deep Purple ------ Machine Head ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Led Zeppelin ------ Presence ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney & Wings ------ London Town ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Scorpions ------ Animal Magnetism ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Genesis ------ Duke ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Culture Club ------ From Luxury To Heartache ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Thompson Twins ------ Close To The Bone ► New Wave Dance-pop >> 1987
The Smiths ------ Louder Than Bombs ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Prince ------ Sign 'O' The Times ► Soul-Funk >> 1987
Def Leppard ------ Adrenalize ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Body Count ------ Body Count ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen ------ Human Touch ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen ------ Lucky Town ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Céline Dion ------ The Collection 1982-1988 ► Adult Pop >> 1997
Duran Duran ------ Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1998
Daz Dillinger ------ Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back ► West Coast Rap >> 1998
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Live: Architecture & Morality And More ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 2008


Apr 01
John Coltrane ------ Giant Steps ► Jazz >> 1959
Marvin Gaye ------ When I'm Alone I Cry ► Soul/Broadway >> 1964
Cat Stevens ------ Mona Bone Jakon ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
Harry Nilsson ------ Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Journey ------ Journey ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Rush ------ 2112 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1976
Grateful Dead ------ Reckoning ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Aldo Nova ------ Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Trooper ------ Money Talks ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Paul Young ------ The Secret Of Association ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Suzanne Vega ------ Solitude Standing ► Alt. Rock >> 1987
Black Sabbath ------ Headless Cross ► Hard Rock >> 1989
The Afghan Whigs ------ Up In It ► Post-Punk >> 1990
School Of Fish ------ School Of Fish ► Jangle Pop >> 1991
Lit ------ Tripping The Light Fantastic ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Simple Minds ------ Cry ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2002
Stabbing Westward ------ The Essential Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. ------ Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Apples In Stereo ------ Electronic Projects For Musicians ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2008
Van Morrison ------ Keep It Simple ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
The Rolling Stones ------ Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock >> 2008


Apr 02
Elvis Presley ------ Kissin' Cousins ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Donny Hathaway ------ Donny Hathaway ► Soul >> 1971
The Beatles ------ The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles ------ The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Bad Company ------ Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Phyllis Hyman ------ Phyllis Hyman ► Soul - Quiet Storm >> 1977
Jefferson Starship ------ Modern Times ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Cocteau Twins ------ The Spangle Maker [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Go West ------ Go West ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Severed Heads ------ Bulkhead ► Electronica/Industrial >> 1988
Lenny Kravitz ------ Mama Said ► Pop-Rock/Soul-Funk >> 1991
Mike + The Mechanics ------ Word Of Mouth ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1991
Citizen King ------ Count The Days ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1996
Eric Clapton ------ Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Our Lady Peace ------ Clumsy ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ No More Shall We Part ► Alt Rock >> 2001
Genesis ------ Genesis 1976 - 1982 ► Prog Rock >> 2007


Apr 03
Brenda Lee ------ Emotions ► Country-Pop >> 1961
Simon & Garfunkel ------ Bookends ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Moby Grape ------ Wow ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1968
Harry Nilsson ------ Harry ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Billy Preston ------ Live European Tour ► Funk >> 1974
Poco ------ Live ► Country-Rock >> 1976
En Vogue ------ Born To Sing ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Ronnie Wood ------ Live & Electric ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Poison ------ The Best of Poison - 20 Years of Rock ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2006
REO Speedwagon ------ Find Your Own Way Home ► Arena Rock >> 2007
Wilson Phillips ------ Dedicated ► Pop-Rock >> 2012


Apr 04
The Kingston Trio ------ Sold Out ► Folk-Pop >> 1960
ZZ Top ------ Rio Grande Mud ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Cocteau Twins ------ Peppermint Pig [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Rodan ------ Rusty ► Alt Rock/Math Rock >> 1994
Radiohead ------ The Bends ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Duran Duran ------ Thank You ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
INXS ------ Elegantly Wasted ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Kreator ------ Voices Of Transgression: A 90s Retrospective ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1999
Lou Reed ------ Ecstasy ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Mariah Carey ------ The Emancipation Of Mimi ► Pop-Rock >> 2005


Apr 05
Jimi Hendrix ------ Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Live At The L.A. Forum 4-5-70 ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
David Crosby & Graham Nash ------ Graham Nash/David Crosby ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Johnny Cash ------ Ragged Old Flag ► Trad Country >> 1974
Journey ------ Evolution ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
The Motels ------ All Four One ► L. A. New Wave >> 1982
Tracy Chapman ------ Tracy Chapman ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
David Bowie ------ Black Tie White Noise ► Glam Rock >> 1993
Milla Jovovich ------ The Divine Comedy ► Soft Rock >> 1994
Boz Scaggs ------ Some Change ► Pop-Soul >> 1994
Blind Guardian ------ Imaginations From The Other Side ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1995
The Who ------ Icon ► British Rock >> 2011
The Who ------ Icon 2 ► British Rock >> 2011


Apr 06
Cilla Black ------ Sher-oo! ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1968
Jean Jacques Burnel ------ Euroman Cometh ► Minimal Wave >> 1979
Roger Taylor ------ Fun In Space ► Glam Rock >> 1981
The Cult ------ Electric ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1987
The Dandy Warhols ------ Dandys Rule, OK? ► Psych Rock >> 1995
Various Artists ------ Fat Music Volume 4: Life In The Fat Lane ► Punk-Rock >> 1999
Big Sugar ------ Heated ► Blues-Rock >> 1999

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