Tag: 1980

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Cars: Panorama (Rhino)

For their third album, rockers The Cars decided to experiment with their sound and get in tune with what their contemporaries were doing. It didn’t quite work out, and Panorama quickly fell between the cracks. This reissue shows that while the album might not be in the same league as the albums that came before or after, it was a noble attempt to do something new.