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In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Columbia” label released “So Fine”, the fifth Loggins and Messina studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at Jim Messina’s ranch in Ojai, California, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins- vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, 2nd engineer
  • Jim Messina- vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin
  • Merel Bregante – drums
  • Jon Clarke – flute, saxophone
  • Vince Denham – saxophone
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Larry Sims – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Roberts – saxophone, flute
  • Mike Rubini- piano
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Engineer: Alex Kazanegras
  • Corey Bailey – recording
  • Recording technician: Lew Schatzer
  • Photography: Jim McCrary, Reid Miles
  • Design: Ron Coro, Nancy Donald

Track listing:

  1. Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  2. My Baby Left Me – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  3. Wake Up Little Susie – Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
  4. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
  5. Hello Mary Lou – Gene Pitney
  6. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
  7. Splish Splash – Bobby Darin, Murray the K
  8. A Lover’s Question – Brook Benton, Jimmy Williams
  9. You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  10. I Like It Like That – Chris Kenner
  11. So Fine – Johnny Otis
  12. Honky Tonk – Part II – Billy Butler, Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott, Shep Shepherd
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In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Mercury” label released “Not Fragile”, the third Bachman–Turner Overdrive album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sound City” in Van Nuys, in California; “Kaye-Smith Studios” in Seattle, and was produced by Randy Bachman.

Personnel:

  • Randy Bachman- guitar, vocals
  • Robbie Bachman- percussion, drums
  • Blair Thornton- guitar, backing vocals
  • F. Turner- bass guitar, vocals
  • Frank Trowbridge- slide guitar
  • Engineer: Mark Smith
  • Assistant engineer: Buzz Richmond
  • Mixing assistant: Richard Dashut
  • Mastering: Tom “Curly” Ruff
  • Design: Joe Kotleba
  • Art direction: Jim Ladwig
  • Photography: John Brott, Tom Zamiar

Track listing:

  1. Not Fragile – C. Fred Turner
  2. Rock Is My Life, and This Is My Song – Randy Bachman
  3. Roll Down the Highway – C. Fred Turner, Robbie Bachman
  4. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Randy Bachman
  5. Free Wheelin’ – Blair Thornton
  6. Sledgehammer – Randy Bachman
  7. Blue Moanin’ – C. Fred Turner
  8. Second Hand – Randy Bachman
  9. Givin’ It All Away – Blair Thornton

In August 1968.

In August 1968, “Vanguard” label released “Together”, the third Country Joe and the Fish album. It was recorded November 1967 – February 1968, at “Sierra Sound Laboratories” Berkeley, California, and “Vanguard Studios”in New York City,and was produced by Samuel Charters.

Personnel:

  • Country Joe McDonald – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Barry Melton- vocals, lead guitar
  • David Cohen – guitar, organ, piano
  • Bruce Barthol- bass, vocals
  • Gary “Chicken” Hirsh- drums, vocals, bells

Track listing:

  1. Rock and Soul Music –Country Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, Cohen, Bruce Barthol, Gary “Chicken” Hirsh
  2. Susan – Gary “Chicken” Hirsh
  3. Mojo Navigator – Denson, Barry Melton, Country Joe McDonald
  4. Bright Suburban Mr. & Mrs. Clean Machine – Gary “Chicken” Hirsh, Barry Melton
  5. Good Guys/Bad Guys Cheer / The Streets of Your Town – Barry Melton
  6. The Fish Moan
  7. The Harlem Song – Country Joe McDonald
  8. Waltzing in the Moonlight – Gary “Chicken” Hirsh, Barry Melton
  9. Away Bounce My Bubbles – Gary “Chicken” Hirsh
  10. Cetacean – Bruce Barthol
  11. An Untitled Protest – Country Joe McDonald

In July 1985.

In July 1985, “Mercury” label released “No Guru, No Method, No Teacher”, the sixteenth Van Morrison album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Studio D & Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – guitar, vocals
  • Teressa “Terry” Adams – cello, string section leader
  • June Boyce – backing vocals
  • Richie Buckley – tenorand soprano saxophones
  • Nadine Cox – harp
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Joseph Edelberg – violin
  • David Hayes- bass
  • Rosie Hunter – backing vocalist
  • Jef Labes- piano, synthesizer, string arrangement
  • Chris Michie- guitar
  • John Platania- guitar
  • Rebecca Sebring – viola
  • Kate St. John- cor anglais, oboe
  • John Tenney – violin
  • Bianca Thornton, Jeanie Tracy- backing vocals
  • Babatunde Lea(credited as Baba Trunde) – drums
  • Mick Glossop, Jim Stern – engineer
  • Assistant engineer – Lenette Viegas

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Got to Go Back
  2. Oh the Warm Feeling
  3. Foreign Window
  4. A Town Called Paradise
  5. In the Garden
  6. Tir Na Nog
  7. Here Comes the Knight
  8. Thanks for the Information
  9. One Irish Rover
  10. Ivory Tower

 

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “SST” label released “Zen Arcade”, the second Hüsker Dü studio album. It was recorded in October 1983, at “Total Access Recording” in Redondo Beach, California, except “Standing By the Sea” recorded in December 1982, during the Metal Circus sessions, and was produced by Spot, Grant Hart, Bob Mould and Greg Norton.

Personnel:

  • Grant Hart– drums; lead and background vocals; percussion; piano
  • Bob Mould– lead and background vocals; electric guitar; acoustic guitar; percussion; piano, bass
  • Greg Norton– bass; background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Something I Learned Today – Bob Mould
  2. Broken Home, Broken Heart – Bob Mould
  3. Never Talking to You Again – Grant Hart
  4. Chartered Trips – Bob Mould
  5. Dreams Reoccurring – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton
  6. Indecision Time – Bob Mould
  7. Hare Krsna – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton
  8. Beyond the Threshold – Bob Mould
  9. Pride – Bob Mould
  10. I’ll Never Forget You – Bob Mould
  11. The Biggest Lie – Bob Mould
  12. What’s Going – Grant Hart
  13. Masochism World – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  14. Standing by the Sea – Grant Hart
  15. Somewhere – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  16. One Step at a Time – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  17. Pink Turns to Blue – Grant Hart
  18. Newest Industry – Bob Mould
  19. Monday Will Never Be the Same – Bob Mould
  20. Whatever – Bob Mould
  21. The Tooth Fairy and the Princess – Bob Mould
  22. Turn on the News – Grant Hart
  23. Reoccurring Dreams – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “SST” label released “Double Nickels on the Dime”, the third Minutemen studio album. It was recorded November 1983 – April 1984, at “Radio Tokyo Studios” in Venice, California, and was produced by Ethan James. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Double Nickels on the Dime” at number 413 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Boon– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Watt– bass, vocals
  • George Hurley– drums, vocals
  • Joe Baiza– guitar
  • John Rocknowski  – guitar
  • Dirk Vandenberg  – guitar
  • Ethan James– engineer

Track listing:

Side D

  1. Anxious Mo-Fo – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  2. Theatre Is the Life of You – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  3. Viet Nam – D. Boon
  4. Cohesion – D. Boon
  5. It’s Expected I’m Gone – Mike Watt
  6. #1 Hit Song – D. Boon, George Hurley
  7. Two Beads at the End – D. Boon, George Hurley
  8. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth? – Mike Watt
  9. Don’t Look Now – John Fogerty
  10. Shit from an Old Notebook – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  11. Nature Without Man – Chuck Dukowski, D. Boon
  12. One Reporter’s Opinion – Mike Watt

Side Mike

  1. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing – Mike Watt
  2. Maybe Partying Will Help – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  3. Toadies – Mike Watt
  4. Retreat – Mike Watt
  5. The Big Foist – Mike Watt
  6. God Bows to Math – Jack Brewer, Mike Watt
  7. Corona – D. Boon
  8. The Glory of Man – Mike Watt
  9. Take 5, D – Joe Baiza, John Rocknowski, Dirk Vandenberg, Mike Watt
  10. My Heart and the Real World – Mike Watt
  11. History Lesson – Part II – Mike Watt

Side George

  1. You Need the Glory – George Hurley
  2. The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts – Dick Vandenberg, Mike Watt
  3. Robot’s Holy Orders – George Hurley
  4. West Germany – D. Boon
  5. The Politics of Time – Mike Watt
  6. Themselves – D. Boon
  7. Please Don’t Be Gentle with Me – Jack Brewer, Mike Watt
  8. Nothing indeed – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  9. No Exchange – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  10. There Ain’t Shit on T.V. Tonight – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  11. There Ain’t Shit on T.V. Tonight – D. Boon
  12. This Ain’t No Picnic – D. Boon
  13. Spillage – Mike Watt

Side Chaff

  1. Untitled Song for Latin America – D. Boon
  2. Jesus and Tequila – D. Boon, Joe Carducci
  3. June 16th – Mike Watt
  4. Storm in my House – D. Boon, Henry Rollins
  5. Martin’s Story – Martin Tamburovich, Mike Watt
  6. Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony
  7. Wu – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  8. Little Man with a Gun in His Hand – D. Boon, Chuck Dukowski
  9. The World According to Nouns – Mike Watt
  10. Love Dance – D. Boon

On July 31, 1981.

On July 31, 1981, “Columbia” label released “Escape” (E5C4P3 on the album cover) the seventh Journey studio album. It was recorded April – June at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California,  and was produced by Mike Stone, Kevin Elson and Steve Perry. In 1988, “Kerrang!” readers voted “Escape” the greatest AOR album of all time. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 9 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry– lead vocals
  • Neal Schon– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain– keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory– bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mike Stone, Kevin Elson– engineers, mixing
  • Wally Buck – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– original mastering, remastering
  • Brian Lee – remastering
  • Herbie Herbert– management
  • Jim Welch – photography, art direction
  • Stanley Mouse– illustrations

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  2. Stone in Love – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  3. Who’s Crying Now – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry
  4. Keep On Runnin’ – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  5. Still They Ride – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  6. Escape – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  7. Lay it Down – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  8. Dead or Alive – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  9. Mother Father – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Matt Schon
  10. Open Arms – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry