Tag: 1979

The Residents: Eskimo (New Ralph Too/Cherry Red/MVD)

Experimental agitators and jokers The Residents set aside their humorous nature for their sixth album, buckling down and creating an amazing and unique ambient record that documented life in an Eskimo tribe. It was a creative gambit, but one that succeeded and resulted in a unique and impressive composition.

Song Of The Day: Shalamar, “The Second Time Around”

Taken from the Robinsongs release, Shalamar: Uptown Festival/Disco Gardens/Big Fun.

Lakeside: Shot Of Love/Rough Riders/Fantastic Voyage (Robinsongs)

Dayton, Ohio–based funk band Lakeside’s early successes are documented here on this enjoyable two CD set, the first in a series reissuing their storied discography.

Gary Stewart: Gary/Cactus And A Rose (Morello)

This twofer collects country musician Gary Stewart’s 1979 and 1980 offerings, one being a rather standard country record and the other a rewarding collaboration with a legendary country producer and Southern Rock backup band.

Song Of The Day: Chameleon, “Wishing A Dream”

  Chameleon was the one-and-done project of notable jazz studio musician Azar Lawrence, a late-period disco group with a decidedly funk-influenced sound that blended jazz with groove. The group would have one minor hit, “Get Up,” and though the studio group was a diversion in a long, storied career, the album itself is a hidden… Read More ›

George Jones: Ladies’ Choice/My Very Special Guests (Morello)

George Jones was a notoriously difficult musician, and this twofer highlights just how oddly problematic he could be.

3AM Eternal: Wings, “Getting Closer” (1979)

One of Wings’ final singles, taken from the doomed Back To The Egg, was one of the band’s finest numbers.

Singles Staying Single: The HoZac Archival Singles (HoZac Archival)

If you’re a fan of late 70s underground rock, HoZac Archival has got the goods: four interesting archive singles from four diverse artists. Check it out!

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner Brothers)

Fleetwood Mac’s double-album behemoth Tusk is a problematic record, tasked with the duty of following up one of the best-selling records of all time. Its material doesn’t quite stand up to the previous album, but then again, how could it?

Tasha Thomas: Midnight Rendezvous (Soul Music)

Tasha Thomas was a promising young singer whose star was on the increase when she released what would be her sole solo album, five years before her untimely death from cancer.