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In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Kling Klang Records” label released “Trans-Europe Express” the sixth Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Kling Klang Studios” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.In 2001, TV network “VH1” placed “Trans-Europe Express” at number 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2002, “Slant Magazine” placed the album at number one on its list of the “Greatest Electronic Albums of the 20th Century”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” ranked  the album at number 253 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2014, the “LA Times” called it “The Most Important Pop Album of the Last 40 Years”.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, synthesizer, orchestron, synthanorma-sequenzer, electronics, producer
  • Florian Schneider– voice, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer, electronics, producer
  • Karl Bartos– electronic percussion
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic percussion
  • Peter Bollig – engineer
  • Bill Haverson – engineer
  • Thomas Kuckuck – engineer
  • Maurice Seymour – photography
  • Stara – photography
  • Ink Studios – typographic design

Track listing:

  1. Europe Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  2. The Hall of Mirrors – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  3. Showroom Dummies – Ralf Hütter
  4. Trans-Europe Epress – Ralf Hütter, Emil Schult
  5. Metal on Metal – Ralf Hütter
  6. Abzug – Ralf Hütter
  7. Franz Schubert – Ralf Hütter
  8. Endless Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider

 

 

 

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On September 12, 1980.

scary-monsters

On September 12, 1980, “RCA” label released “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” the fourteenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded February – April 1980, at “The Power Station” in London, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti. In 2000, “Q” magazine ranked “Scary Monsters” at number 30 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 381 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, keyboards, backing vocals, saxophone, engineering
  • Dennis Davis– percussion
  • George Murray– bass guitar
  • Carlos Alomar– guitars
  • Chuck Hammer– guitar synthesizer
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Andy Clark– synthesizer
  • Pete Townshend– guitar
  • Tony Visconti– acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineering
  • Lynn Maitland – backing vocals
  • Chris Porter – backing vocals
  • Michi Hirota – voice
  • Larry Alexander, Jeff Hendrickson – engineering assistance
  • Peter Mew, Nigel Reeve –mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. It’s No Game (No. 1) – music and lyrics by Bowie, Japanese translation by Hisahi Miura
  2. Up the Hill Backwards
  3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  4. Ashes to Ashes
  5. Fashion
  6. Teenage Wildlife
  7. Scream Like a Baby
  8. Kingdom Come – Tom Verlaine
  9. Because You’re Young
  10. It’s No Game (No. 2)

 

On August 5, 1983.

Punch the Clock

On August 5, 1983, “F-Beat” label released “Punch the Clock”, eighth Elvis Costello album, his seventh with the Attractions. It was recorded January – April 1983, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, assisted by Gavin Greenaway and Colin Fairley. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 345 in its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello vocals, guitars, synclavier and casiotone
  • Steve Nieve– piano, emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, synclavier
  • Bruce Thomas– electric wal bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas– drums, cymbals
  • Jim Paterson – trombone
  • Jeff Blythe – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Speare– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Stewart Robson– trumpet & flugelhorn
  • Afrodiziak(Caron Wheeler and Claudia Fontaine) – backing vocals
  • Chet Baker– trumpet
  • David Bedford– string arrangements
  • Morris Pert– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. Let Them All Talk
  2. Everyday I Write the Book
  3. The Greatest Thing
  4. The Element Within Her
  5. Love Went Mad
  6. Shipbuilding – Clive Langer, Elvis Costello
  7. K.O. (Boxing Day)
  8. Charm School
  9. The Invisible Man
  10. Mouth Almighty
  11. King of Thieves
  12. Pills and Soap
  13. The World and His Wife

On April 1, 2003.

Elephant

On April 1, 2003, “V2 Records” released “Elephant”, the fourth White Straps album. It was recorded November 2001 and April 2002, at “Toe Rag Studios” and “BBC Maida Vale Studios” in London, and was produced by Jack White.The album won “Grammy” awards for “Best Alternative Album” and “Best Rock Song” for the song “Seven Nation Army”. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album at number 390, on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”. “Channel 4” ranked “Elephant”  at number 39, on its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of all time”. In December 2003, “NME” magazine made it their “Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Jack White– lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, production, mixing
  • Meg White– drums, backing vocals, lead vocals, co-lead vocals
  • Mort Crim– speech on “Little Acorns”
  • Holly Golightly– co-lead vocals
  • Liam Watson– engineering, mixing
  • Noel Summerville – mastering
  • “The Third Man” – artwork
  • Patrick Pantano – photography
  • Bruce Brand – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack White, except where noted.

  1. Seven Nation Army
  2. Black Math
  3. There’s No Home for You Here
  4. I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself – Burt Bacharach and Hal David
  5. In the Cold, Cold Night
  6. I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart
  7. You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
  8. Ball and Biscuit
  9. The Hardest Button to Button
  10. Little Acorns – Mort Crim and White
  11. Hypnotize
  12. The Air Near My Fingers
  13. Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
  14. Well It’s True That We Love One Another