Tag: 1980

The Anemic Boyfriends: “Fake I.D.” c/w “Bad Girls In Love” (HoZac Archival)

This fantastic little seven inch single compiles the two best sides from one of the finest punk bands to come out of Alaska circa 1981.

Song Of The Day: A Certain Ratio, “Houses In Motion”

Taken from the Mute Records release, ACR:BOX.

Song Of The Day: Wenis, “Wait It Out”

Taken from the Green Monkey Records release, Wenis: The Donut House, Seattle 1980.

Joan Armatrading: Live In Germany, 1980

A fine live performance from one of the most versatile vocalists of the 1970s.

The Residents: Commercial Album (New Ralph Too/Cherry Red/MVD Audio)

The Residents’ 1980 album was a fantastic conceptual piece poking fun at pop music that was lighthearted and carefree while never failing to be less than 100% serious in its approach. This expanded reissue offers copious evidence of just how serious they consider it in their legacy.

Song Of The Day: Linda Ronstadt, “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”

Taken from the Rhino release, Live In Hollywood.

Song Of The Day: Saxon, “Suzie Hold On”

Taken from the BMG/Union Square Music release, Wheels Of Steel.

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.

Precious Wilson: On The Race Track (Hot Shot Records)

Eruption front woman Precious Wilson launched her solo career with a fine record that blended disco with more progressive R&B and pop sounds, resulting in a superb, confident debut album.

Song Of The Day: Bro. Valentino, “Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)”

Taken from the Analog Africa release, Stay Up Zimbabwe.