Tag: 78

Elton John – A Single Man

Elton John – A Single Man       A Single Man is the twelfth studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 1978, a slightly different Elton John: moody, atmospheric, melancholic at times. Elton John – A Single Man is the Elton John’s first full-length release away from their decade-long partnership with Bernie […]

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Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!       Steve Huey: ‘Produced by Brian Eno, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! was a seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave. It was one of the first pop albums to use synthesizers as an important textural […]

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Rolling Stones – Some Girls

Rolling Stones – Some Girls       Stephen Thomas Erlewine ‘During the mid-’70s, the Rolling Stones remained massively popular, but their records suffered from Jagger’s fascination with celebrity and Keith’s worsening drug habit. By 1978, both punk and disco had swept the group off the front pages, and Some Girls was their fiery response […]

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Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine

Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine The Man-Machine (German: Die Mensch-Maschine) is the seventh studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released in May 1978. It includes the singles “The Model” and “The Robots”. Upon its release, the NME stated, “The Man Machine stands as one of the pinnacles of 70’s rock music AMG Review: The […]

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Locanda delle Fate – Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più

      Cesar Lanzarini: ‘This CD allows the discovery of a typical Italian band of seven members (double keyboards, double guitars, Italian vocals, bass, and drums). The style is a symphonic rock with arrangements and developments that make the most out of a rich and varied instrumentation. The delicate melodic work, shared by vocals, […]

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Richard Wright – Wet Dream

Richard Wright – Wet Dream AMG Review: Following the release of the 1977 album Animals and its accompanying “In the Flesh” tour, Pink Floyd went on hiatus, having become popular enough to support solo albums by bandmembers who were inclined to make them. Guitarist David Gilmour and keyboard player Richard Wright were. For his album, Wright […]

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Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance

Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance AMG Review: There isn’t a Pere Ubu recording you can imagine living without. The Modern Dance remains the essential Ubu purchase (as does the follow-up, Dub Housing). For sure, Mercury had no idea what they had on their hands when they released this as part of their punk rock […]

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Magazine – Real Life

Magazine – Real Life AMG Review : Howard Devoto had the foresight to promote two infamous Sex Pistols concerts in Manchester, and his vision was no less acute when he left Buzzcocks after recording Spiral Scratch. Possibly sensing the festering of punk’s clichés and limitations, and unquestionably not taken by the movement’s beginnings, he bailed — […]

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Rush – Hemispheres

            Rush – Hemispheres is the 6th studio release from Rush. Released in 1979, it was the last of 2 albums to be recorded in the UK.       Greg Prato: ‘While such albums as 1980’s Permanent Waves and 1981’s Moving Pictures are usually considered Rush’s masterpieces (and with […]

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Steve Hackett – Please Don’t Touch!

Steve Hackett – Please Don’t Touch! Steve Hackett – Please Don’t Touch! is the second solo album by English guitarist Steve Hackett, and his first after leaving Genesis in 1977. AMG review:  Steve Hackett left Genesis in June 1977 (following the tour that would be documented on Seconds Out), and started his solo career in […]

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Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe

Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe was the second major-label album release by French musician Jean Michel Jarre, in late 1978. The album reflects a day in the life of a human being, from morning to night. The album reached #11 in the UK charts and #126 in the US charts AMG review: […]

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Blondie – Parallel Lines

Blondie – Parallel Lines Blondie – Parallel Lines is the third studio album by American new wave band Blondie, released in 1978 by Chrysalis Records. Their most popular and best-selling effort, Parallel Lines was also the first Blondie album to be produced by Mike Chapman. The album reached number one in the United Kingdom in […]

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Van Halen – Van Halen

Van Halen – Van Halen AMG review: Among revolutionary rock albums, Van Halen’s debut often gets short shrift. Although it altered perceptions of what the guitar could do, it is not spoken of in the same reverential tones as Are You Experienced? and although it set the template for how rock & roll sounded for […]

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Kate Bush – The Kick Inside

Kate Bush – The Kick Inside AMG review: Kate Bush’s first album, Kate Bush – The Kick Inside, released when the singer/songwriter was only 19 years old (but featuring some songs written at 15 and recorded at 16), is her most unabashedly romantic, the sound of an impressionable and highly precocious teenager spreading her wings for […]

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U.K. – U.K.

U.K. – U.K. AMG Review: The debut album from amalgamated progsters John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson, and Allan Holdsworth has the edge over both Danger Money and Night After Night because of the synthesis of melody and rhythm that is inflicted through nearly every one of the eight tracks. While not as commercial sounding […]

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