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On January 12, 1999.

On January 12, 1999, “Drag City” label released “Knock Knock”, the seventh Smog (Bill Callahan) studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Jim O’Rourke.


  • Bill Callahan – vocals. guitar
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – guitar
  • Thymme Jones – drums
  • Jim O’Rourke – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Callahan.

  1. Let’s Move to the Country
  2. Held
  3. River Guard
  4. No Dancing
  5. Teenage Spaceship
  6. Cold Blooded Old Times
  7. Sweet Treat
  8. Hit the Ground Running
  9. I Could Drive Forever
  10. Left Only with Love



On January 7, 1999.

On January 7, 1999, “EMI” label released “Black the Sun”, the debut Alex Lloyd studio album. I t was recorded in 1998, at “Q Studios”, “Studios 301” in Sydney, and was produced by Alex Lloyd, Ed Buller and Trent Williamson. In the 2000 “ARIA Awards” Alex Lloyd won the prize for “Best Male Artist.


  • Alex Lloyd– guitar, vocals, programming, drums, bass
  • Louise Morgan – spoken word
  • Trent Williamson – programming, harmonica
  • Terapai Richmond – drums
  • Daniel Denholm – string arrangement, vocal arrangement
  • Clayton Doley– organ
  • Ed Buller– programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Alaxander Wasiliev (Alex Lloyd), except where noted.

  1. Melting
  2. Momo
  3. Something Special – Alexander Wasiliev, Miller
  4. Desert
  5. Snow
  6. My Way Home
  7. Black The Sun
  8. Lucky Star
  9. What A Year – Alexander Wasiliev, Quinn
  10. Faraway
  11. Aliens
  12. Gender
  13. Backseat Clause

On January 5, 1999.

On January 5, 1999, “Griffin Music” label released “Hawkwind in Your Area”, the twenty-second Hawkwind album. Album had two sides, studio and live one. The studio side was recorded in 1998, at “Earth Studios”, and the live one was recorded in November 1997, at “Ancienne Belgique”,in  Brussels, Belgium, and was produced by  Dave Brock, Jerry Richards, Ron Tree and Richard Chadwick.


  • Dave Brock– electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jerry Richards – electric guitar
  • Ron Tree– vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Chadwick – drums
  • Captain Rizz – vocals
  • Crum (Julian Crimmins) – keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Brainstorm – Nik Turner / Hawkwind In Your Area – Dave Brock, Captain Rizz / Alchemy – Jerry Richards, Richard Chadwick
  2. Love in Space – Dave Brock
  3. Rat Race – Dave Brock, Captain Rizz
  4. Aerospace Age Inferno – Robert Calvert
  5. First Landing on Medusa – Robert Calvert, Dave Brock
  6. I Am the Reptoid – Ron Tree
  7. The Nazca – Dave Brock
  8. Hippy – Ron Tree, Jerry Richards
  9. Prairie – Ron Tree, Jerry Richards
  10. Your Fantasy – Ron Tree, Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick, Jerry Richards
  11. Luxotica – Ron Tree, Richard Chadwick, Jerry Richards
  12. Diana Park – Dave Brock

On December 26, 1999.

On December 26, 1999, Curtis Lee Mayfield died aged 57. He was composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, regarded as one of the most influential musicians and composers in soul and politically conscious African-American music. He started the career in a gospel choir, gained wide recognition as member and main composer of The Impressions, and later had a successful solo career. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked his 1965 song “People Get Ready” at number 24 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The same song was also included in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”, and in 1998 was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. His album with the soundtrack for the 1972 movie “Super Fly”  was ranked at number 72 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  In 1994, Mayfield won a “Grammy Legend Award” in and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1995. In 1991, he was inductee into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of the Impressions, and in 1999 as a solo artist.

On October 6, 1998.

On October 6, 1998, “Capricorn” label released “Prolonging the Magic”, the third Cake studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by John McCrea. In 1999 the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.


  • John McCrea– vocals, guitar, piano, organ, Moog, producing, arranging, design
  • Vince DiFiore – trumpet, background vocals, arranging
  • Gabe Nelson – bass, mandolin, guitar, piano, arranging
  • Todd Roper – drums, percussion, background vocals, arranging
  • Xan McCurdy, Rusty Miller – electric guitar
  • Tyler Pope, Chuck Prophet, Jim Campilongo– arranging, electric guitar
  • Ben Morss – arranging, piano
  • David Palmer– keyboards
  • Greg Vincent – pedal steel guitar
  • Mark Needham – additional percussion, engineering, mixing
  • Richard Lyman – musical saw
  • Joe Johnston, Jay Bowman, Gabriel Shepard,Justin Phelps, Scott Reams, Rafael Serrano – engineering
  • Kirt Shearer, Craig Long – engineering, mixing
  • Greg Brown – arranging
  • Keara Fallon – design
  • Don C. Tyler – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by John McCrea, except where noted.

  1. Satan Is My Motor – John McCrea, Gabriel Nelson, Tyler Pope
  2. Mexico
  3. Never There
  4. Guitar
  5. You Turn the Screws
  6. Walk On By
  7. Sheep Go to Heaven
  8. When You Sleep
  9. Hem of Your Garment
  10. Alpha Beta Parking Lot
  11. Let Me Go
  12. Cool Blue Reason
  13. Where Would I Be? – John McCrea, Gabriel Nelson, Joe Snook

On August 25, 1998.

On August 25, 1998, “Zoë” label released “Bed”, the third Juliana Hatfield album. It was recorded in March 1998, and was produced by Juliana Hatfield.


  • Juliana Hatfield – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Todd Philips – percussion, drums
  • Mikey Welsh– bass
  • Engineer: Jon Williams
  • Package design: Tom Bonauro, Jim Goldberg
  • Design assistant: Richard Turtletaub
  • Photography: Jim Goldberg

Track listing:

All tracks by Juliana Hatfield

  1. Down on Me
  2. I Want to Want You
  3. Swan Song
  4. Sneaking Around
  5. Backseat
  6. Live It Up
  7. You Are the Camera
  8. Running Out
  9. Bad Day
  10. Let’s Blow It All