Tag: 1983

Anthony Phillips: Invisible Men (Esoteric Recordings)

In the early 1980s, former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips attempted a pop crossover; the final product, Invisible Men, wasn’t very good. Yet this reissue expands that album and presents a second disc of material from the era, and shows that while the final album was an underwhelming effort, the creative well from which it was drawn was anything but inferior.

Song Of The Day: Anne Murray, “A Little Good News”

Taken from the Universal Music release, Anne Murray: The Ultimate Collection.

Song Of The Day: Ism, “Life Ain’t No Bowl of Brady Bunch”

Taken from the Ship To Shore Phonograph Co. release, A Diet For The Worms.

Song Of The Day: Ludus, “Breaking The Rules”

Taken from the forthcoming Les Disques du Crépuscule release, Nue au Soleil (Complètement)

Odion Iruoje: Down To Earth (Soundway)

Nigerian producer and impresario Odion Iruoje will go down as one of the men who brought Fela Kuti to a wider audience, but his sole album, from 1983, is a blend of Western and African styles that sounds unlike anything that came before it–or anything that came after, for that matter.

Song Of The Day: The Three O’Clock, “Tomorrow”

Taken from the forthcoming Burger Records reissue, Sixteen Tambourines.

Song Of The Day: Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”

Taken from the forthcoming Milan Records release, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

Peter Schilling: Error In The System (Hot Shot Records)

German musician Peter Schilling will forever be known for his Bowie-referencing hit “Major Tom (Coming Home),” and this expanded reissue of his debut album shows that he was willing to do what it took to break into the English-speaking market.

3AM Eternal: Ozzy Osbourne, “Bark At The Moon” (1983)

Ozzy Osbourne’s return after the tragic death of guitarist Randy Rhoads finds him presenting the world with the very first Ozzy Osbourne musical video. Campy fun lies ahead….

The Durutti Column: Another Setting (Factory Benelux)

The third official studio album by The Durutti Column found Vini Reilly refining his unique hybrid sound, resulting in a very sublime listening experience.