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On June 14, 1983.

On June 14, 1983, “Elektra” label released “Baselines”, the debut Bill Laswell album. It was recorded in March 1982, at “OAO Studio” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Material.


  • Bill Laswell – Ibanez 8-string, Fender 6-string, Fender Fretless Precision, Music Man Sting Ray, Steinberger bass
  • Michael Beinhorn – Prophet-5, synthesizer, shortwave, tape 
  • Ralph Carney – bass saxophone, contrabass clarinet
  • Fred Frith – guitar, violin
  • George Lewis – trombone
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson – drums
  • Martin Bisi – drums, percussion, recording
  • Phillip Wilson – drums 
  • David Moss – voice, steel drum, percussion
  • Daniel Ponce – congas 
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Activate – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  2. Work Song – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  3. Hindsight – Martin Bisi, Bill Laswell
  4. Uprising – Bill Laswell
  5. Barricade – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  6. Upright Man – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  7. Moving Target – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  8. Lowlands – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  9. Conservation – Bill Laswell

On October 20, 1989.

On October 20, 1989, “Rough Trade” label released “On Fire”, the second Galaxie 500 studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Mark Kramer


  • Damon Krukowski – drums
  • Dean Wareham – vocals, guitar
  • Naomi Yang – vocals, bass guitar
  • Mark Kramer – engineering
  • Ralph Carney – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Krukowski, Dean Wareham, and Naomi Yang, , except where noted.

  1. Blue Thunder
  2. Tell Me
  3. Snowstorm
  4. Strange
  5. When Will You Come Home
  6. Decompressing Trees
  7. Another Day
  8. Leave the Planet
  9. Plastic Bird
  10. Isn’t It a Pity – George Harrison

On June 22, 2004.

On June 22, 2004, “Vapors Records” label released “Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love”, the eleventh Jonathan Richman solo album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Mobius Studio” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jonathan Richman.


  • Jonathan Richman – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Keranen, Miles Montalbano – bass
  • Tommy Larkins – drums
  • Ralph Carney- brass, woodwind, percussion
  • Alison Faith-Levy, Chuck Prophet, Dave Sorrenson, Jenny Rae Richman, Liz Zoria, Nicole Montalbano, Roger Montalbano, Stephanie Finch, Susan Hertzfeld – backing vocals
  • Oliver Dicicco – engineer
  • Miles Montalbano – layout, design
  • Marty Crosley – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonathan Richman.

  1. Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love” Version 1
  2. Sunday Afternoon
  3. Vincent Van Gogh
  4. Cosi Veloce
  5. He Gave Us the Wine to Taste
  6. Salvador Dali
  7. My Baby Love Love Loves Me
  8. In che mondo viviamo
  9. Behold the Lilies of the Field
  10. Les etoiles
  11. The World Is Showing Its Hand
  12. Abu Jamal
  13. On a du soleil
  14. The Sea Was Calling Me Home
  15. Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love” Version 2


On February 25, 2014.


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”.


  • 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

On September 8, 1992.


On September 8, 1992, “Island” label released “Bone Machine”, the eleventh Tom Waits album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Prairie Sun Recording” in Cotati, California, and was produced by Tom Waits. It won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album”. The cover photo was taken by Jesse Dylan, the son of Bob Dylan.


  • Tom Waits- vocals, chamberlin, percussion, guitar, sticks, piano, upright bass, conundrum, drums, acoustic guitar
  • Brain- drums
  • Kathleen Brennan- sticks
  • Ralph Carney- alto sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet
  • Les Claypool- electric bass
  • Joe Gore – guitar
  • David Hidalgo- violin, accordion
  • Joe Marquez – sticks, Banjo
  • David Phillips – pedal steel guitar, steel guitar
  • Keith Richards- guitar, vocal
  • Larry Taylor- upright bass, guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel- guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, except where noted.

  1. Earth Died Screaming – Tom Waits
  2. Dirt in the Ground
  3. Such a Scream – Tom Waits
  4. All Stripped Down – Tom Waits
  5. Who Are You
  6. The Ocean Doesn’t Want Me – Tom Waits
  7. Jesus Gonna Be Here – Tom Waits
  8. A Little Rain (for Clyde)
  9. In the Colosseum
  10. Goin’ Out West
  11. Murder in the Red Barn
  12. Black Wings
  13. Whistle Down the Wind (for Tom Jans) – Tom Waits
  14. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
  15. Let Me Get Up on It
  16. That Feel – Tom Waits, Keith Richards


On April 27, 1983.


On April 27, 1983, “Warner Bros” label released “Whammy!”, the third B-52’s studio album. It was recorded in December 1982, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Steven Stanley.


  • Kate Pierson– lead vocals
  • Fred Schneider– lead vocals
  • Keith Strickland– lead vocals, drums, guitar,synthesizer
  • Cindy Wilson– lead vocals
  • Ricky Wilson– lead vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer
  • David Buck – trumpet
  • Ralph Carney– saxophone
  • Steven Stanley 0 engineering
  • Benji Armbrister – engineering assistant
  • Dennis Halliburton – engineering assistant
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Gene Greif – art director
  • Vikki Warren – clothing
  • William Wegman– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by The B-52’s, except where noted.

  1. Legal Tender – lyrics: Robert Waldrop
  2. Whammy Kiss
  3. Song for a Future Generation
  4. Butterbean
  5. Trism
  6. Queen of Las Vegas
  7. Don’t Worry – lyrics Yoko Ono
  8. Big Bird
  9. Work That Skirt


On April 1, 2008.

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On April 1, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Attack & Release”, the fifth Black Keys studio album. It was recorded August 9–23, 2007, at “Suma Recording Studio” in Painesville, Ohio, and was produced by Danger Mouse.


  • Dan Auerbach – vocals, guitars, etc.
  • Patrick Carney – drums, percussion, etc.
  • Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) – Hohner bass 3, Korg and Moog synthesizers, piano, organ
  • Carla Monday – harmony vocals
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield– harmony vocals
  • Ralph Carney– jaw harp, contra bass clarinet, clarinet , flute and concert bass harmonica
  • Marc Ribot– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, except “Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be” by Dan Auerbach.

  1. All You Ever Wanted
  2. I Got Mine
  3. Strange Times
  4. Psychotic Girl
  5. Lies
  6. Remember When (Side A)
  7. Remember When (Side B)
  8. Same Old Thing
  9. So He Won’t Break
  10. Oceans and Streams
  11. Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be


On February 21, 1986.

King of America

On February 21, 1986, “F-Beat” label released “King of America”, the tenth Elvis Costello studio album. “King of America” was recorded in 1985 and 1986, at “Ocean Way” and “Sunset Sound & Sound Factory Studio”, and was produced by J. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett and Declan MacManus.

  • Elvis Costello – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocal
  • T-Bone Burnett- guitars, backing vocals
  • Mitchell Froom– Hammond organ, harpsichord, organ, doctored piano
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– electric guitar, piano accordion, electric bass
  • Jerry Scheff– string bass, electric bass
  • Mickey Curry– brushes, drums, sticks
  • Michael Blair –marimba
  • James Burton– electric guitar, Dobro, acoustic guitar
  • Tom Canning– piano
  • Ralph Carney- saxophone
  • Jim Keltner– sticks, drums, brushes
  • Earl Palmer– brushes, drums
  • Ron Tutt– brushes, drums
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • David Hidalgo– harmony vocal
  • Jo-El Sonnier– French accordion
  • Steve Nieve– piano, Hammond organ
  • Bruce Thomas– electric bass
  • Pete Thomas– sticks, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Declan MacManus except where noted.

  1. Brilliant Mistake
  2. Lovable – Declan MacManus and Cait O’Riordan
  3. Our Little Angel
  4. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Gloria Caldwell
  5. Glitter Gulch
  6. Indoor Fireworks
  7. Little Palaces
  8. I’ll Wear It Proudly
  9. American Without Tears
  10. Eisenhower Blues – B. Lenoir
  11. Poisoned Rose
  12. The Big Light
  13. Jack of All Parades
  14. Suit of Lights
  15. Sleep of the Just

On January 27, 1982.


On January 27, 1982, “Warner Bros” released “Mesopotamia”, the third B-52’s album. It was recorded in September 1981 at “Blank Tape Studios” in New York, and was produced by David Byrne. Due to conflicts with Byrne and record label pressure, recording sessions were aborted prematurely and only six of ten songs to be completed were released as an shorter than originally intended LP.


  • Ricky Wilson– guitars, bass, keyboards, organ
  • Keith Strickland– drums, guitar, keyboards, marimba, organ, piano, bass
  • Kate Pierson– vocals, keyboards, organ, bass, bird calls, synthesizers
  • Fred Schneider– vocals, cowbell
  • Cindy Wilson– vocals, guitar
  • David Byrne– fretless bass, guitar, percussion, synthesizers
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Yogi Horton – drums
  • Charles Rocket– accordion
  • Ralph Carney– saxophones
  • David Buck– trumpet
  • Roberto Arron – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Loveland – Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Fred Schneide, Cindy Wilson
  2. Deep Sleep – Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson
  3. Mesopotamia – Robert Waldrop, Ricky Wilson
  4. Cake – Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
  5. Throw That Beat in the Garbage Can – Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson
  6. Nip in the Bud – Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson

On September 30, 1985.

Rain Dogs

On September 30, 1985, “Island Records” released “Rain Dogs” , the eighth Tom Waits album. The middle album of the trilogy that includes “Swordfishtrombones” and “Franks Wild Years”, was recorded at the “RCA Studios” and was produced by Tom Waits. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rain Dogs” at  number 397 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Tom Waits– vocals , guitar, organ, piano ,pump organ, harmonium, banjo
  • Michael Blair – percussion, marimba, drums, congas, bowed saw, parade drum
  • Stephen Hodges– drums , parade drum
  • Larry Taylor– double bass , bass
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • “Hollywood” Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Bobby Previte– percussion, marimba
  • William Schimmel– accordion
  • Bob Funk – trombone
  • Ralph Carney– baritone saxophone, saxophone, clarinet
  • Greg Cohen– double bass
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Tony Garnier– double bass
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals
  • Robert Musso – banjo
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Crispin Cioe – saxophone
  • Robert Quine– guitar
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • John Lurie– alto saxophone
  • Smith– guitar
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Robby Kilgore – organ

Track listing

All tracks by Tom Waits except where noted.

  1. Singapore
  2. Clap Hands
  3. Cemetery Polka
  4. Jockey Full of Bourbon
  5. Tango Till They’re Sore
  6. Big Black Mariah
  7. Diamonds & Gold
  8. Hang Down Your Head – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  9. Time
  10. Rain Dogs
  11. Midtown
  12. 9th& Hennepin
  13. Gun Street Girl
  14. Union Square
  15. Blind Love
  16. Walking Spanish
  17. Downtown Train
  18. Bride of Rain Dog
  19. Anywhere I Lay My Head