Tag: 1980

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.

Rema-Rema: Fond Reflections (4AD)

Although British band Rema-Rema existed for only a brief moment and were considered a mere curiosity in the grander stories of its band members, this new collection compiles a handful of unreleased material as well as a remastered edition of their sole EP.

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.