On October 18, 1985.

The_Cult_Love

On October 18, 1985, “Beggars Banquet Records” released “Love”, the second Cult album.  It was recorded July – August 1985, at the “Jacob’s Studios” in Farnham, Surrey and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown. “Love” was released in more than 30 countries worldwide, and sold an estimated 2.5 million copies.

Personnel:

  • Ian Astbury– vocals
  • Billy Duffy– electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Jamie Stewart– bass, keyboards, strings, backing vocals
  • Mark Brzezicki– drums
  • Simon Kliney – Fairlight programming
  • Nigel Preston– drums
  • The Soultanas (Mae McKenna, Lorenza Johnson, Jackie Challenor) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All compositions by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy.

  1. Nirvana
  2. Big Neon Glitter
  3. Love
  4. Brother Wolf, Sister Moon
  5. Rain
  6. The Phoenix
  7. Hollow Man
  8. Revolution
  9. She Sells Sanctuary
  10. Black Angel

 

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On October 18, 1984.

Frank Zappa_Them_or_Us

On October 18, 1984, “Barking Pumpkin” label released “Them or Us”, the fortieth Frank Zappa album. It was recorded November 1981 – June 1984 (except “Planet Of My Dreams” and “Ya Hozna” recorded in 1974), and was produced by Frank Zappa.

Personnel:

  • Frank Zappa – guitar, keyboards, vocals, arranger
  • Tommy Mars– keyboards, vocals, soloist
  • Patrick O’Hearn – wind, bass guitar
  • Scott Thunes– vocals, Minimoog, synthesizer, bass guitar
  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson– vocals, guitar
  • Ray White – guitar, vocals, backing vocals, choir, chorus, harmony vocals
  • Moon Unit Zappa– vocals
  • Ed Mann – percussion
  • Chad Wackerman– drums, vocals
  • Ike Willis – vocals, backing vocals, choir, chorus, harmony vocals
  • Arthur Barrow – bass guitar
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock– saxophone, vocals, harmony vocals
  • Brad Cole – piano
  • Roy Estrada– vocals, backing vocals, choir, chorus, bass guitar
  • Bob Harris – keyboards, vocals, harmony vocals
  • Thana Harris – vocals
  • Steve Vai– guitar, soloist, fills
  • Dweezil Zappa– soloist, guitar
  • George Duke– keyboards, vocals, piano
  • Bobby Martin – keyboards, saxophone, vocals, falssetist, harmony vocals, harmonica

Track listing:

All compositions by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

  1. The Closer You Are
  2. In France
  3. Ya Hozna
  4. Sharleena
  5. Sinster Footwear II
  6. Truck Driver Divorce
  7. Stevie’s Spanking
  8. Baby, Take Your Teeth Out
  9. Marque-son’s Chicken
  10. Planet of My Dreams
  11. Be in My Video
  12. Them or Us
  13. Frogs With Dirty Little Lips – Frank Zappa, Ahmet Zappa
  14. Whipping Post – Gregg Alman

 

On October 18, 1971.

The_Doors_-_Other_Voices

On October 18, 1971, “Elektra” label released “Other Voices”, the seventh Doors studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by The Doors and Bruce Botnick. “Other Voices” was the first Doors album released following the death of Jim Morrison. The three remaining Doors  members released the album in October, three months after Morrison’s death.  Manzarek and Robby Krieger took Morrison’s place as lead singers.

Personnel:

  • Ray Manzarek– vocals, keyboards
  • Robby Krieger– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Jack Conrad – bass
  • Jerry Scheff– bass
  • Wolfgang Melz – bass
  • Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Willie Ruff– acoustic bass
  • Francisco Aguabella– percussion
  • Emil Richards– marimba, kickshaws and whimwhams

Track listing:

  1. In the Eye of the Sun – Ray Manzarek
  2. Variety is the Spice of Life – Robby Krieger
  3. Ships / Sails – Robby Krieger, John Densmore
  4. Tightrope Ride – Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger
  5. Down on the Farm – Robby Krieger
  6. I’m Horny, I’m Stoned – Robby Krieger
  7. Wandering Musician – Robby Krieger
  8. Hang on to Your Life – Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger

On October 18, 1971.

Cactus - Restrictions

On October 18, 1971, “Atco” label released “Restrictions”, the third Cactus studio album.  It was recorded at the “Electric Lady Studios”, in New York, and was produced by Geoffrey Haslam.

Personnel:

  • Tim Bogert– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Carmine Appice– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Jim McCarty– lead, rhythm and slide guitars
  • Rusty Day– lead and backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Ron Leejack– slide guitar
  • Albhy Galuten– piano
  • Duane Hitchings– keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Restrictions – Rusty Day, Carmine Appice
  2. Token Chokin – Rusty Day, Carmine Appice
  3. Guiltless Glider – Rusty Day, Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice, Jim McCarty
  4. Evil – Chester Burnett
  5. Alaska – Jim McCarty, Tim Bogert, Rustry Day
  6. Sweet Sixteen – Tim Bogert, Rusty Day, Carmine Appice, Jim McCarty
  7. Bag Drag – Jim McCarty, Rusty Day
  8. A Mean Night In Cleveland – Rusty Day, Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice, Jim McCarty

 

On October 17, 2000.

JohnnyCash American III Solitary Man

On October 17, 2000, “American Recordings” label released “American III: Solitary Man”, the 85th Johnny Cash album overall and the third album in the “American series”. The album was produced by John Carter Cash and Rick Rubin. “American III: Solitary Man” won “Grammy” award for “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” for Cash’s version of the Neil Diamond classic “Solitary Man”.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Norman Blake– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– guitar
  • June Carter Cash– vocals
  • Laura Cash – fiddle
  • Sheryl Crow– vocals, accordion
  • Merle Haggard– guitar, vocals
  • Will Oldham– vocals
  • Larry Perkins– guitar
  • Tom Petty– vocals, organ
  • Randy Scruggs– guitar
  • Marty Stuart – guitar
  • Benmont Tench– piano, organ, harmonium

Track listing:

  1. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
  2. Solitary Man – Neil Diamond
  3. That Lucky Old Sun – Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith
  4. One – Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen
  5. Nobody – Egbert Williams
  6. I See a Darkness – Will Oldham
  7. The Mercy Seat – Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
  8. Would You Lay with Me – David Allan Coe
  9. Field of Diamonds – Johnny Cash, Jack Routh
  10. Before My Time – Johnny Cash
  11. Country Trash – Johnny Cash
  12. Mary of the Wild Moor – Dennis Turner
  13. I’m Leavin’ Now – Johnny Cash
  14. Wayfaring Stranger – traditional

On October 17, 1989.

Stranglers-Dreamtime

On October 17, 1986, “Epic” label released “Dreamtime”, the ninth Stranglers album.  It was recorded in March-April 1986, at the “Spaceward Studios” in Cambridge, and was produced by Mike Kemp and Jet Black, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Hugh Cornwell and Dave Greenfield.

Personnel:

  • Jet Black- drums, percussion
  • Jean-Jacques Burnel- bass, vocals
  • Hugh Cornwell- guitar, vocals
  • Dave Greenfield- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Alex Gifford– saxophone
  • Hilary Kops– trumpet
  • Martin Veysey– trumpet
  • J. Cole- pedal steel guitar
  • Simon Morton- additional percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by The Stranglers

  1. Always the Sun
  2. Dreamtime
  3. Was It You?
  4. You’ll Always Reap What You Sow
  5. Ghost Train
  6. Nice in Nice
  7. Big in America
  8. Shakin’ Like a Leaf
  9. Mayan Skies
  10. Too Precious

 

On October 17, 1980.

Bruce_Springsteen_-_The_River

On October 17, 1980, “Columbia” label released “The River”, the fifth Bruce Springsteen studio album. Springsteen’s first double album was recorded March 1979  – August 1980, at the “Power Station” in New York, and was produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt.  “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The River” at number 253 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, piano
  • Roy Bittan– piano, organ, background vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion, background vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel
  • Garry Tallent– bass
  • Steven Van Zandt– rhythm electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocals, background vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums, percussion
  • Flo & Eddie– vocals
  • Howard Kaylan– harmony vocals
  • Mark Volman– harmony vocals

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. The Ties That Bind
  2. Sherry Darling
  3. Jackson’s Cage
  4. Two Hearts
  5. Independence Day
  6. Hungry Heart
  7. Out in the Street
  8. Crush on You
  9. You Can Look Back
  10. I Wanna Marry You
  11. The River
  12. Point Blank
  13. Cadillac Ranch
  14. I’m Rocker
  15. Fade Away
  16. Stolen Car
  17. Ramrod
  18. The Price You Pay
  19. Drive All Night
  20. Wreck on the Highway

 

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