‘Songs From The Big Chair’ by Tears For Fears sounds as great as it did 33 years ago! Just holding vinyl will make you feel 16 again. I remember wanting to be the 3rd member of TFF’s back in high school;)
About 35 years ago I had this Divine 12 inch picture disc ep as a wall clock until we got robbed and (bizarrely) it was one one of the few items stolen. Not that I've been hunting for a replacement for the last 35 years but was happy to find this one recently . #divine#picturediscs#johnwaters#80svinyl
“Out Of Touch” was the sixth and final number one pop hit for Daryl Hall and John Oates in December, 1984. It was something of a changing of the guard at the top of the chart, as Hall & Oates’ final number one single was sandwiched between the first number one songs for George Michael and Madonna (“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Like A Virgin”, respectively). #hallandoates#outoftouch#bigbamboom#billboard#numberone
U2- The Joshua Tree (released 9th of March 1987)
If you wonder why I always write 'ENO' in capitals it's because autocorrect does that, even IPHONE autocorrect knows the importance of ENO.
Some may not like it but to me this is a majestic piece of music, one of the best albums ever recorded in my world. Eno and U2 joined forces once again (they first did it on Unforgettable Fire) and they made something special, there's sweeping atmospheric's curtesy of ENO and The Edge working together faultlessly, Bono sounds at his strongest and Larry and Adam ALWAYS sound amazing. It's just an album for me where EVERYTHING works brilliantly, ever note, every whispy synth adds an element to the album. It's a damn fine 50 minutes, every last second
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair 1985)
It's the second album of the British band. This is my favorite: 'Shout' sounds like an evidence, the perfect song a chorus that you can't get out of your head so powerful 💪🏻 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' 🌎 is also an amazing song, maybe my favorite of the band 🙃
Alas, we've reached the final instalment in my #80svinyl series. I hope you all enjoyed the ride, and thank you to everyone for getting a kick out of (or putting up with) each of my posts and reading the stories of my favourite vinyl albums from each year in the 80's! 😊
Without further ado, we come to the year 1989, the end of the decade that was, and boy, what year it was! It was a year that produced many enduring favourites, some that changed my perspective of music forever.
As you can see, I don't have that many vinyl albums from '89. Missing from this list is "Technique" by New Order, "Seasons End" by Marillion, "Presto" by Rush, "Ninety" by 808 State and "Mind Bomb" by The The, all worthy mentions! (Are there any I missed?) 😉 The ones I DO have however are:
• "Automatic" by The Jesus And Mary Chain. An album pumped with a drum machine on full throttle and loud guitars coupled with Jim Reid's voice, this record really rocks.
• "Southside" by Texas. The debut from the Scottish group when they had a bluesy new-wave sound with atmospheric production. I played this to death after a breakup.
• "Hats" by The Blue Nile. By now you may know this is my favourite album of all time. It changed me forever when I first heard it and still sounds wonderful. Who knew three Scotsmen and a drum machine would spark something in my young music-filled brain?
• "Disintegration" by The Cure. Before I discovered The Blue Nile, this was my favourite album. It still sits in my Top 5. Perfect on a rainy day when you want to be alone and think of lost love, etc.
• "Jocelyn Square (7" Single)" by Love And Money. From their '88 album, this was released as a single in '89 and stands out as one of their grooviest 😎
So how did I do? What releases from 1989 are your favourites? 😊