Beck: Mellow Gold

Mellow Gold

On March 1, 1994, “DGC” label released “Mellow Gold”, the third Beck album. It was recorded in 1993, and was produced by Beck Hansen, Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf and Carl Stephenson.


  • Beck– vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica, percussion, synthesizers, music box
  • Mike Boito – organ
  • Carl Stephenson– beats, sampling, sitar
  • Petra Haden– violin
  • David Harte – drums
  • Rob Zabrecky– bass
  • Mike O’Connor – drums
  • DJ Smash – turntables
  • Robert Fisher – art direction, design
  • Ross Harris – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck, except where noted.

  1. Loser
  2. Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
  3. Fuckin’ With My Head (Mountain Dew Rock)
  4. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
  5. Soul Suckin’ Jerk
  6. Truckdrivin’ Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)
  7. Sweet Sunshine
  8. Beercan
  9. Steal My Body Home
  10. Nitemare Hippy Girl
  11. Mutherfucker
  12. Blackhole

On March 1, 1993.


On March 1, 1993, “island” label released “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, the debut Cranberries album. It was recorded in 1992 and early 1993, and was produced by Stephen Street.


  • Dolores O’Riordan– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Noel Hogan– guitars, backing vocals
  • Mike Hogan – bass
  • Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion
  • Mike Mahoney – vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Dolores O’Riordan, all music by Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan except tracks 5, 10 and 11, by Dolores O’Riordan.

  1. I Still Do
  2. Dreams
  3. Sunday
  4. Pretty
  5. Waltzing Back
  6. Not Sorry- Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler and Mike Mahoney,
  7. Linger
  8. Wanted
  9. Still Can’t…
  10. I Will Always
  11. How
  12. Put Me Down

Camel: Mirage


On March 1, 1974, “Gama / Deram” labels released “Mirage”, the second Camel album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Island Studios” and “Decca Studios No. 2” in London, and was produced by David Hitchcock. In 2014, “Prog” magazine readers voted “Mirage” at no. 51 in the “Top 100 Prog Albums of All Time” list.


  • Andrew Latimer– vocals, guitars, flute
  • Peter Bardens – vocals. organ, piano, Minimoog, Mellotron, Fender piano, Clavinet
  • Doug Ferguson– vocals, bass
  • Andy Ward– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Freefall – Peter Bardens
  2. Supertwister – Peter Bardens
  3. Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider –  Andrew Latimer
  4. Earthrise – Peter Bardens, Andrew Latimer
  5. Lady Fantasy – Peter Bardens, Andrew Latimer, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson
  1. a) Encounter
  2. b) Smiles for You
  3. c) Lady Fantasy


Aerosmith: Get Your Wings


On March 1, 1974, “Columbia” label released “Get Your Wings”, the second Aerosmith studio album.  It was recorded December 1973 – January 1974, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Ray Colcord, Jack Douglas and Bob Ezrin. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.


  • Steven Tyler – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica
  • Joe Perry– guitar, backing vocals
  • Brad Whitford– guitar
  • Tom Hamilton– bass
  • Joey Kramer– drums, percussion
  • Ray Colcord– keyboards
  • Steve Hunter– guitar
  • Dick Wagner– guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Stan Bronstein – baritone saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Jon Pearson – trombone

Track listing:

  1. Same Old Song and Dance – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  2. Lord of the Things – Steven Tyler
  3. Spaced – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  4. Woman of the World – Steven Tyler, Don Solomon
  5. S.O.S. (Too Bad) – Steven Tyler
  6. Train Kept A-Rollin – Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann
  7. Seasons of Wither – Steve Tyler
  8. Pandora’s Box 0 Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer

John Cale: Paris 1919

John Cale Paris 1919

On March 1, 1973, “Reprise” label released “Paris 1919”, the third John Cale studio album.  It was recorded in 1972, at “Sunwest Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Thomas. “The Wire” magazine placed “Paris 1919” in its list of “One Hundred Records That Set the World on Fire (While No One Was Listening)”. In 2016, ”Uncut” magazine placed the album in its list of “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  Stephen Holden of the magazine “Rolling Stone” wrote that “Paris 1919” is “one of the most ambitious albums ever released under the name of ‘pop’.


  • John Cale – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, viola
  • Lowell George – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Wilton Felder– bass guitar, saxophone
  • Richie Hayward – drums
  • Chris Thomas – tambourine
  • The UCLA Symphony Orchestra – strings
  • Joel Druckman, Esq. – orchestra manager
  • Mike Salisbury – album design, photography
  • Matthew Specktor – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale.

  1. Child’s Christmas in Wales
  2. Hanky Panky Nohow
  3. The Endless Plain of Fortune
  4. Andalucia
  5. Macbeth
  6. Paris 1919
  7. Graham Greene
  8. Half Past France
  9. Antarctica Starts Here

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon


On March 1, 1973, “Harvest” label released “The Dark Side of the Moon”, the eighth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded June 1972 – January 1973, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London,  engineered by Alan Parsons and produced by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Roger Waters. The album topped the “Billboard  Top LPs & Tapes” chart for one week and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated of more than 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums in the history of modern music. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Dark Side of the Moon” at number 43 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2006,NME” magazine readers ranked the album at number 8 in their “Best Album of All Time” online poll. “The Dark Side of the Moon” was rated at number 29 in “The Observer’s” 2006 list of “The 50 Albums That Changed Music” and 37th in “The Guardian’s” 1997 list of the “100 Best Albums Ever”.


  • David Gilmour– vocals, guitars, VCS 3
  • Richard Wright– vocals, keyboards, VCS 3
  • Roger Waters– vocals, bass guitar, VCS 3, tape effects
  • Nick Mason– percussion, tape effects
  • Dick Parry– saxophone
  • Clare Torry– vocals
  • Doris Troy– backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Storm Thorgerson – design

Track listing

  1. Speak to Me – Nick Mason, Roger Waters
  2. Breathe – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  3. On the Run – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  4. Time – Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour
  5. The Great Gig in the Sky – Richard Wright, Clare Torry
  6. Money – Roger Waters
  7. Us and Them – Roger Waters, Richard Wright
  8. Any Colour you Like – David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wight
  9. Brain Damage – Roger Waters
  10. Eclipse – Roger Waters

Steely Dan: Two Against Nature

Steely Dan- Two against nature

On February 29, 2000, “Giant Records/Warner Bros” label released “Two Against Nature” the eighth Steely Dan album. “Two Against nature” was recorded 1977 to 1999, and was produced by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The album won Steely Dan four “Grammy Awards”, including “Album of the Year”.


  • Walter Becker– bass, lead guitar
  • Donald Fagen– vocals, organ, piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Ted Baker – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Jon Herington– acoustic and rhythm guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Tom Barney – bass
  • Keith Carlock– drums
  • Leroy Clouden – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Sonny Emory– drums
  • Ricky Lawson– drums
  • Michael White – drums
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion
  • Will Lee– percussion
  • Daniel Sadownick – percussion, timbales
  • David Shank – vibraphone
  • Steve Shapiro– vibraphone
  • Lawrence Feldman – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Amy Helm – whistle
  • Michael Hitchcock – trumpet
  • Michael Leonhart– trumpet, Wurlitzer, conductor
  • Lou Marini– alto saxophone
  • Chris Potter– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Jim Pugh– trombone
  • Roger Rosenberg – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani– saxophone
  • Cynthia Calhoun– backing vocals
  • Mike Harvey – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Leonhart– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. Gaslighting Abbie
  2. What a Shame About Me
  3. Two Against Nature
  4. Janie Runaway
  5. Almost Gothic
  6. Jack of Speed
  7. Cousin Dupree
  8. Negative Girl
  9. West of Hollywood

The The: NakedSelf


On February 29, 2000, “Nothing Records” released “NakedSelf”, the sixth The The album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, in New York and London, and was produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov.


  • Matt Johnson – vocals, piano, organ, guitar, percussion, engineer
  • Eric Schermerhorn – guitar
  • Spencer Campbell– bass guitar
  • Earl Harvin – drums, percussion
  • Bruce Lampcov – recording, engineer
  • Dave Lee – recording
  • Roli Mosimann – engineer, mixing
  • Bill Emmons, Fred Kevorkian, Martin Jenkins, Phil Painson, Roger Scheepers – engineer assistant
  • Fran Cathcart, Prince Strickland – mixing assistant

Track listing:

  1. Boiling Point – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  2. Shrunken Man – Matt Johnson
  3. The Whisperers – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  4. Soul Catcher – Matt Johnson
  5. Global Eyes – Matt Johnson
  6. December Sunlight – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  7. Swine Fever – Matt Johnson
  8. Diesel Breeze – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  9. Weather Belle – Matt Johnson
  10. Voidy Numbness – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  11. Phantom Walls – Matt Johnson
  12. Salt Water – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn

Smashing Pumpkins: Machina/The Machines of God

The Smashing Pumpkins - Machina

On February 29, 2000, “Virgin” label released “Machina/The Machines of God”, the fifth Smashing Pumpkins album. “Machina/The Machines of God” was recorded November 1998 – October 1999, at “Sadlands”, “Pumpkinland & Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, and was produced by Billy Corgan and Flood,


  • Billy Corgan– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, piano, art direction
  • Mike Garson– piano
  • James Iha– guitar, bass guitar
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums
  • Vasily Kafanov– sleeve paintings, etchings
  • Greg Sylvester – art direction
  • Thomas Wolfe – art direction
  • Yelena Yemchuk– art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan.

  1. The Everlasting Gaze
  2. Raindrops + Sunshowers
  3. Stand Inside Your Love
  4. I of the Mourning
  5. The Sacred and Profane
  6. Try, Try, Try
  7. Heavy Metal Machine
  8. This time
  9. The Imploding Voice
  10. Glass and the Ghost Children
  11. Wound
  12. The Crying Tree of Mercury
  13. With Every Light
  14. Blue Skies Bring Tears
  15. Age Of Innocence


Robert Plant: Now and Zen

Robert Plant Now And Zen

On February 29, 1988, “Es Paranza” label released “Now and Zen”, the  fourth Robert Plant solo album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Phil Johnstone, Tim Palmer and Robert Plant. In September 2001, the album was certified 3 x Platinum by the “RIAA” in US.


  • Robert Plant- vocals
  • Jimmy Page- guitar
  • Doug Boyle- guitar
  • Phil Johnstone- keyboards, programming
  • David Barratt- keyboards, programming
  • Phil Scragg – bass
  • Chris Blackwell – drums, percussion
  • Robert Crash – programming
  • Marie Pierre – backing vocals
  • Toni Halliday– backing vocals
  • Kirsty MacColl– backing vocals
  • Richard Evans – design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Heaven Knows – David Barratt, Phil Johnstone
  2. Dance on My Own – Robert Crash, Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant
  3. Tall Cool One – Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant
  4. The Way I Feel – Doug Boyle, Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant
  5. Helen of Troy – Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant
  6. Billy’s Revenge – Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant
  7. Ship of Fools – Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant
  8. Why – Robert Crash, Robert Plant
  9. White, Clean and Neat – Phil Johnstone, Robert Plant
  10. Walking Towards Paradise – Jerry Lynn Williams