On February 11, 1985.

Meat is Murder

On February 11, 1985, “Rough Trade” label released “Meat Is Murder”, the second Smiths studio album. It was recorded in winter 1984, at the “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool and “Ridge Farm” in Surrey, and was produced by The Smiths. The album’s sleeve uses a 1967 photograph of Marine Cpl. Michael Wynn in the Vietnam War. In 2003, magazine ”Rolling Stone” ranked “Meat Is Murder”  at number 296 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Morrissey– vocals
  • Johnny Marr– guitars, piano
  • Andy Rourke– bass guitar
  • Mike Joyce– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Morrissey and Johnny Marr.

  1. The Headmaster Ritual
  2. Rusholme Ruffians
  3. I Want the One I Can’t Have
  4. What She Said
  5. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
  6. Nowhere Fast
  7. Well I Wonder
  8. Barbarism Begins at Home
  9. Meat Is Murder

 

 

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On February 11, 1978.

Nina_Hagen_Band

On February 11, 1978, “CBS” label released the self titled Nina Hagen Band is debut studio album. It was recorded in 1977 and January 1978, at “Hansa Tonstudio” in Berlin, and was produced by Nina Hagen Band, Tom Müller and Ralf Nowy.

Personnel:

  • Nina Hagen– vocals, songwriter
  • Reinhold Heil– keyboards, songwriter
  • Herwig Mitteregger– drums, songwriter, vibraphone
  • Bernhard Potschka – guitar, songwriter, vocals
  • Manfred Praeker – bass, songwriter, vocals
  • Friedhelm Meinass – design
  • Jim Rakete – photography

Track listing:

  1. TV-Glotzer(White Punks on Dope) – Nina Hagen, Michael Evans, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen
  2. Rangehn – Nina Hagen, Bernard Potschka
  3. Unbeschreiblich weiblich – Nina Hagen and Manfred Praeker
  4. Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo – Nina Hagen, Manfred Praeker, Reinhold Heil
  5. Neutrane – Nina Hagen
  6. Superboy – Nina Hagen, Herwig Mitteregger
  7. Heiß – Nina Hagen, Reinhold Heil, Herwig Mitteregger, Bernard Potschka, Manfred Praeker
  8. Fisch im Wasser – Nina Hagen
  9. Auf’m Friedhof – Nina Hagen, Herwig Mitteregger, Bernard Potschka
  10. Der Spinner – Nina Hagen, Herwig Mitteregger
  11. Pank – Nina Hagen, Atianne Foster

 

On February 11, 1977.

Jethro_Tull_Songs_from_the_Wood

On February 11, 1977, “Chrysalis” label released “Songs from the Wood”, the tenth Jethro Tull studio album. It was recorded in 1976 at “Morgan Studios” in London and “Maison Rouge Mobile”, and was produced by Ian Anderson. “Songs from the Wood” was included in the list “The 100 Greatest Prog Albums Of All Time” by “Prog Magazine” at number 76.

Personnel:

  • Ian Anderson– vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, cymbals, whistles
  • Martin Barre– electric guitar, lute
  • John Evan– piano, organ, synthesisers
  • Barriemore Barlow– drums, marimba, glockenspiel, bells, nakers, tabor
  • John Glascock– bass guitar, vocals
  • David Palmer– piano, portative pipe organ, synthesisers
  • Keith Howard – wood-cutter
  • Jay L. Lee – front cover painting
  • Shirt Sleeve Studio – back cover

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson with additional material by Martin Barre and David Palmer.

  1. Songs from the Wood
  2. Jack-in-the-Green
  3. Cup of Wonder
  4. Hunting Girl
  5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
  6. Velvet Green
  7. The Whistler
  8. Pibroch (Cap in Hand)
  9. Fire at Midnight

On November 11, 1973.

Blue_Oyster_Cult-Tyranny_and_Mutation

On February 11, 1973, “Columbia” label released “Tyranny and Mutation” the second Blue Öyster Cult studio album. “Tyranny and Mutation” was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in New York, and was produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.

Personnel:

  • Eric Bloom– stun guitar, synthesizers, vocals
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– guitar, vocals
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Bouchard– bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Red & the Black – Eric Bloom,Albert Bouchard and Sandy Pearlman
  2. D.’d on Life Itself – Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard,Joe Bouchard and Sandy Pearlman
  3. Hot Rails to Hell – Joe Bouchard
  4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters – Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard,Donald Roeser and Sandy Pearlman
  5. Baby Ice Dog – Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard and Patti Smith
  6. Wings Welted Down – Albert Bouchard and Joe Bouchard
  7. Teen Archer – Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser and Richard Meltzer
  8. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl) – Albert Bouchard and Sandy Perelman

 

On October 10, 1998.

In_the_aeroplane_over_the_sea_album

On February 10, 1998, “Merge Records” label released “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”, the second and final Neutral Milk Hotel studio album.“In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” was recorded from July to September 1997, at “Pet Sounds Studio” in Denver, and was produced by Robert Schneider.”NME” named the album 98th greatest album of all time.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Mangum– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, organ, floor tom, tape, shortwave radio, art direction
  • Jeremy Barnes– drums, organ
  • Julian Koster– Wandering Genie organ, singing saw, bowed banjo, accordion, white noise
  • Scott Spillane– trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, euphonium, horn arrangements
  • Robert Schneider– home organ, air organ, bass, backing vocals, piano, horn arrangements
  • Laura Carter– zanzithophone
  • Rick Benjamin – trombone
  • Marisa Bissinger – saxophone, flugelhorn
  • Robert Schneiderand Scott Spillane – horn arrangements
  • James Guyatt – percussion
  • Michelle Anderson – Uilleann pipes
  • Chris Bilheimer – art direction
  • Brian Dewan– illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Mangum, except where noted.

  1. The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One
  2. The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three – Jeremy Barnes, Julian Koster, Jeff Mangum and Scott Spillane
  3. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  4. Two-Headed Boy
  5. The Fool – Scott Spillane and Robert Schneider
  6. Holland, 1945
  7. Communist Daughter
  8. Oh Comely
  9. Ghost
  10. Untitled
  11. Two-Headed Boy Pt. Two

On February 10, 1997.

ashortalbum

On February 10, 1997, “Setanta” label released “A Short Album about Love”, the fifth Divine Comedy album. “A Short Album About Love” was recorded in October 1996 at the “Shepherd’s Bush Empire” in London.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, guitar
  • Ivor Talbot – guitar
  • Bryan Mills – bass guitar
  • Joby Talbot – piano, orchestral arrangements
  • Stuart “Pinkie” Bates – Hammond organ
  • Miguel Barradas – drums

The Brunel Ensemble:

  • Simon Baggs – violin, orchestra leader
  • Lisa Betteridge, Kate Birchall, Krista Juanita Caspersz, Emily Davis, Benjamin Harte, Mary Martin, Timothy Myall, Benjamin Nabarro, Juliet Warden – violins
  • Yannick Dondelinger, Zoe Lake, Jong On Lau, John Murphy – violas
  • Betsy Taylor, Robbie Jacobs, Douncan Moulton – celli
  • Peter Devlin, Philip Dawson – double basses
  • Max Spiers – oboe
  • Charlotte Glasson – saxophone, flute
  • Matthew Gunner – horn
  • Simon Jones – trumpet
  • Adam Howard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jane Butterfield – trombone
  • Robert Farrer – percussion
  • Christopher Austin – conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon except where noted.

  1. In Pursuit of Happiness
  2. Everybody Knows (Except You)
  3. Someone
  4. If…
  5. If I Were You (I’d Be Through with Me)
  6. Timewatching
  7. I’m All You Need
  8. Motorway to Damascus
  9. Love Is Lighter Than Air – Stephin Merritt
  10. Birds of Paradise Farm
  11. Make It Easy on Yourself – Burt Bacharach and Hal David

 

On February 10, 1997.

Blur_Blur

On February 10, 1997, “Food Records” label released the self titled, fifth Blur studio album. It was recorded July to November 1996, at “Stúdíó Grettisgat” in Reykjavík, “Maison Rouge Studio” in Fulham, “Studio 13 Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Stephen Street and Blur.  In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 137 in its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Damon Albarn– lead vocals, piano, keyboards, Hammond organ, acoustic guitar
  • Graham Coxon– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, vocals, theremin,  drums
  • Alex James– bass guitar, lead and rhythm basses
  • Dave Rowntree– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, except where noted.

  1. Beetlebum
  2. Song 2
  3. Country Sad Ballad Man
  4. M.O.R. – David Albarn, David Bowie, Graham Coxon, Brian Eno, Alex James, Dave Rowntree
  5. On Your Own
  6. Theme from Retro
  7. You’re So Great – Graham Coxon
  8. Death of a Party
  9. Chinese Bombs
  10. I’m Just a Killer for Your Love
  11. Look Inside America
  12. Strange News from Another Star
  13. Movin On
  14. Essex Dogs” (includes hidden track “Interlude”)

 

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