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On February 8, 1977.

On February 8, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Marquee Moon”, the debut Television studio album. It was recorded in September 1976, at “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Andy Johns and Tom Verlaine. In 2003, “NME” magazine named “Marque Moon” the fourth-greatest album of all time. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 128 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Tom Verlaine– guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Billy Ficca– drums
  • Richard Lloyd– guitar, vocals
  • Fred Smith– bass guitar, vocals
  • Jim Boyer – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi, Lee Hulko – mastering
  • Jimmy Douglass – assistant mixing
  • Andy Johns– engineering, mixing
  • Tony Lane – art direction
  • Billy Lobo – back cover artwork
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Randy Mason – assistant mixing
  • John Telfer – management

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Verlaine, except where noted.

  1. See No Evil
  2. Venus
  3. Friction
  4. Marquee Moon
  5. Elevation
  6. Guiding Light – Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd
  7. Prove It
  8. Torn Curtain

In September 1978.

In September 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Parallel Lines”, the third Blondie studio album. It was recorded June – July 1978, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Mike Chapman. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Parallel Lines” at number 140 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 18 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of All Timeand at number 45 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Uk by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Deborah Harry– vocals
  • Chris Stein– guitar, 12-string guitar, E-bow
  • Clem Burke– drums
  • Jimmy Destri– electronic keyboards
  • Nigel Harrison– bass guitar
  • Frank Infante– guitar
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Pete Coleman – engineering, assisting production
  • Steve Hall – mastering
  • Grey Russell – assistant engineer
  • Frank Duarte – illustration
  • Edo Bertoglio – photography
  • Maripol – stylist
  • Ramey Communications – art directionand design
  • Jerry Rodriguez – lettering

Track listing:

  1. Hanging on the Telephone – Jack Lee
  2. One Way or Another – Deborah Harry, Nigel Harrison
  3. Picture This – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, Jimmy Destri
  4. Fade Away and Radiate – Chris Stein
  5. Pretty Babe – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  6. I Know but I Don’t Know – Frank Infante
  7. 11:59 – Jimmy Destri
  8. Will Anything Happen? – Jack Lee
  9. Sunday Girl – Chris Stein
  10. Heart of Glass – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  11. I’m Gonna Love You Too – Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Norman Petty
  12. Just Go Away – Deborah Harry

 

On June 3, 2013.

On June 3, 2013, “Matador Records” label released “…Like Clockwork”, the sixth Queens of the Stone Age album. It was recorded August 2012-March 2013, at “Pink Duck Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Josh Homme, James Lavelle, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Feritta and Michael Shuman. The album cover art was by British artist Boneface. “NME” magazine ranked it at number 335 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Josh Homme– lead vocals, guitar, slide guitar, glass,  shakers, piano, Moog synthesizer, Roland SH-201,drums,  percussion, air ,frog and looper, twelve-string guitar, bass guitar
  • Troy Van Leeuwen– guitar, backing vocals, Moog synthesizer, shakers,  handclaps, lap steel guitar, twelve-string guitar, drone guitar, Korg synthesizer, percussion, acoustic guitar,  twelve-string slide guitar
  • Dean Fertita– keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, glass, slide guitar, Moog and Korg synthesizers, Rhodes piano, Korg MS-10, clavinet
  • Michael Shuman– bass guitar, backing vocals, cymbals, tambourine, twelve-string guitar, Moog synthesizer, guitar, claves, shakers and handclaps, mellotron
  • Dave Grohl– drums, percussion
  • Joey Castillo– drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Nick Oliveri– backing vocals
  • Mark Lanegan– backing vocals
  • Trent Reznor– co-lead vocals, kick and snare, backing vocals
  • Jake Shears– backing vocals
  • Alex Turner– backing vocals
  • Elton John– backing vocals, piano
  • Jon Theodore– drums, percussion
  • Charlie May– piano
  • Philip Sheppard– strings and arrangements
  • James Lavelle– arrangements
  • Mark Rankin– recording, mixing
  • Joe Barresi– mixing
  • Alain Johannes– additional engineering
  • Justin Smith – additional engineering
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering
  • Boneface – design, illustrations
  • Liam Brazier – animations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Josh Homme; all music by Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Josh Homme,except where noted.

  1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  2. I Sat by the Ocean
  3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
  4. If I Had a Tail
  5. My God Is the Sun
  6. Kalopsia
  7. Fairweather Friends – Mark Lanegan, Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman, Josh Homme
  8. Smooth Sailing
  9. I Appear Missing
  10. …Like Clockwork

On February 25, 2014.

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On February 25, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released the fourth, self-titled St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton. The album won “Grammy” for Best Alternative Music Album, and was voted “Best Album of 2014” in the following medias:  “NME”, “Guardian”, “Gigwise”, “musicOMH”, “Slant Magazine” and “Entertainment Weekly”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Bobby Sparks – Minimoog
  • Daniel Mintseris – synthesizer, piano; harpsichord
  • Ralph Carney – horns
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Adam Pickrell – keyboards
  • John Congleton– engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Willo Perron – creative director
  • Brian Roettinger – design
  • Renata Raksha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Clark.

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Birth in Reverse
  3. Prince Johnny
  4. Huey Newton
  5. Digital Witness
  6. I Prefer Your Love
  7. Regret
  8. Bring Me Your Loves
  9. Psychopath
  10. Every Tear Disappears
  11. Severed Crossed Fingers

In December 1977.

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In December 1977, “Harvest” label released “Pink Flag”, the debut Wire studio album. It was recorded September – October 1977, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Thome. In 2009,“Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Pink Flag” at number 412 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked “Pink Flag” at number 378 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Gilbert– guitar
  • Robert Gotobed– drums
  • Graham Lewis– bass guitar
  • Colin Newman– vocals, guitar
  • Kate Lukas– flute
  • Dave Oberlé– back-up vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis, Colin Newman, and Robert Gotobed, except where noted.

  1. Reuters
  2. Field Day for the Sundays
  3. Three Girl Rhumba
  4. Ex Lion Tamer
  5. Lowdown
  6. Start to Move
  7. Brazil
  8. It’s So Obvious
  9. Surgeon’s Girl
  10. Pink Flag
  11. The Commercial
  12. Straight Line
  13. 106 Beats That
  14. Suit
  15. Strange
  16. Fragile
  17. Mannequin
  18. Different to Me – Annete Green
  19. Champs
  20. Feeling Called Love
  21. 12 X U

 

 

 

On November 28, 1980.

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On November 28, 1980, “Polydor” label released “Sound Affects”, the fifth Jam studio album. It was recorded June – October 1980, and was produced by The Jam and Vic Coppersmith-Heaven. The album cover art is a pastiche of the artwork used on various Sound Effects records produced by the BBC during the 1970s. “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 487 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Foxton – bass, vocals
  • Rick Buckler – drums
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Martyn Goddard – cover art, photography
  • Bill Smith – design
  • Pennie Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller except where noted.

  1. Pretty Green
  2. Monday
  3. But I’m Different Now
  4. Set the House Ablaze
  5. Start!
  6. That’s Entertainment
  7. Dream Time
  8. Man in the Corner Shop
  9. Music for the Last Couple – Rick Buckler, Bruce Foxton, Paul Weller
  10. Boy About Town
  11. Scrape Away

 

On November 23, 1999.

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On November 23, 1999, “DGC Records” label released “Midnite Vultures”, the fourth Beck studio album. It was recorded July 1998 – June 1999, at “Soft Studio”, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers, Tony Hoffer and Mickey Petralia. in 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 307 in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Beck– synthesizer, guitar, piano, keyboards, programming, vocals, choir, chorus, producer, vocoder, horn arrangements, mixing
  • David Campbell– viola, string arrangements, string conductor
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel
  • Johnny Marr– electric guitar
  • Michael Patterson– mixing
  • Herb Pedersen– banjo
  • Fernando Pullum – horn
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Joe Turano – horn, background vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums
  • Beth Orton– background vocals
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • The Dust Brothers– scratching, programming, engineer
  • Robert Carranza – string engineer
  • Steve Baxter – horn, background vocals
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– synthesizer, bass, guitar, percussion, background vocals, handclapping, shaker, upright bass
  • Steve Mixdorf – second engineer
  • Valerie Pinkston – background vocals
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.– organ, synthesizer, piano, tambourine, background vocals, choir, chorus, clavinet, percussion, shaker, vocoder
  • Mickey Petralia – programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Shauna O’Brien – project manager
  • DJ Swamp – scratching
  • Eve Butler – violin
  • Charlie Gross – photography
  • Arroyo Bombers – choir, chorus
  • Arroyo Tabernacle Men’s Chorale – choir, chorus
  • Jon Birdsong – trumpet
  • Derek Carlson – second engineer
  • Eye– artwork, art direction, design, collage
  • Gimbop – layout direction
  • Michel Gondry– collage
  • Tony Hoffer – guitar, programming, producer, engineer, editing, mixing, wah wah guitar, sound design
  • David Arthur Brown– tenor sax

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Sexx Laws
  2. Nicotine & Gravy
  3. Mixed Bizness
  4. Get Real Paid
  5. Hollywood Freaks – Beck Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson
  6. Peaches & Cream
  7. Broken Train
  8. Milk & Honey – Beck Hansen, Buzz Clifford
  9. Beautiful Day
  10. Pressure Zone
  11. Debra

On November 21, 1988.

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On November 21, 1988, “Creation Records” label released “Isn’t Anything”, the debut My Bloody Valentine studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Foel Studio” in Llanfair Caereinion, “Time Square Studios” and “Greenhouse Studio” in London, and was produced by Kevin Shields, Bilinda Butcher, Debbie Googe and Colm Ó Cíosóig. In 2013, NME magazine ranked the album at number 187 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Shields– vocals, guitar
  • Bilinda Butcher– vocals, guitar
  • Debbie Googe– bass
  • Colm Ó Cíosóig– drums, percussion
  • Dave Anderson– engineering
  • Steve Nunn – engineering
  • Alex Russell – engineering
  • Joe Dilworth– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Shields except where noted.

  1. Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside) – Kevin Shields, Colm Ó Cíosóig
  2. Lose My Breath – Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields
  3. Cupid Come – Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields
  4. “(When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream – Kevin Shields, Colm Ó Cíosóig
  5. No More Sorry – Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields
  6. All I Need
  7. Feed Me with Your Kiss
  8. Sueisfine – Kevin Shields, Colm Ó Cíosóig
  9. Several Girls Galore – Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields
  10. You Never Should
  11. Nothing Much to Lose
  12. I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)