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In June 1982.

In July 1982, “Elektra” label released “Under the Big Black Sun”, the third X studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ray Manzarek.


  • John Doe – vocals, bass
  • Exene Cervenka – vocals
  • Billy Zoom – guitar, saxophone, clarinet
  • D.J. Bonebrake – drums, marimba vibes, percussion
  • Ray Manzarek – keyboards
  • Alfred Harris – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka except where noted.

  1. The Hungry Wolf
  2. Motel Room in My Bed
  3. Riding with Mary
  4. Come Back to Me
  5. Under the Big Black Sun
  6. Because I Do
  7. Blue Spark
  8. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes – Al Dubin, Joe Burke
  9. Real Child of Hell
  10. How I (Learned My Lesson)
  11. The Have Nots

On June 24, 2008.

On June 24, 2008, “Pi Recordings” label released “Party Intellectuals”, the debut Ceramic Dog studio album. It was recorded in October 2007, and was produced by Joel Hamilton. 


  • Marc Ribot – vocals, guitar
  • Shahzad Ismaily – vocals, bass guitar, Moog synthesizer
  • Ches Smith – vocals, drum kit, percussion, electronics
  • Martín Verajano – percussion
  • Janice Cruz – vocals
  • Jenni Quilter – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Ribot, except where noted.

  1. Break On Through – John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  2. Party Intellectuals – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
  3. Todo el Mundo es Kitsch
  4. When We Were Young and We Were Freaks – Emilio Cubierto, Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
  5. Digital Handshake – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith, Alessandro Stefana
  6. Bateau
  7. For Malena
  8. Pinch – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
  9. Girlfriend – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
  10. Midost
  11. Shsh Shsh – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Jenni Quilter
  12. Never Better

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Marmalade” label released “Streetnoise”, the fourth Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky.


  • Brian “Auge” Auger – vocals, B-3 organ, piano, electric piano
  • Julie “Jools” Driscoll – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • David “Lobs” Ambrose – vocals, 4- and 6- string electric basses, acoustic guitar
  • Clive “Toli” Thacker – drums, percussion

Track listing:

Side 1

sub-titled – How Good Would It Be To Feel Free

  1. Tropic of Capricorn – Brian Auger
  2. Czechoslovakia – Julie Driscoll
  3. Take Me to the Water – Nina Simone
  4. A Word About Colour – Julie Driscoll

Side 2

sub-titled – Kiss Him Quick He Has To Part

  1. Light My Fire – John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  2. Indian Rope Man – Richie Havens, Joe Price, Mark Roth
  3. When I Was a Young Girl – traditional; arranged by Julie Driscoll
  4. The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) – James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot

LP side 3

sub-titled – Looking In The Eye Of The World

  1. Ellis Island – Brian Auger
  2. In Search of the Sun – Dave Ambrose
  3. Finally Found You Out – Brian Auger
  4. Looking in the Eye of the World – Brian Auger

LP side 4

sub-titled – Save The Country

  1. Vauxhall to Lambeth Bridge – Julie Driscoll
  2. All Blues – Miles Davis, Oscar Brown
  3. I’ve Got Life – James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
  4. Save the Country – Laura Nyro

On January 16, 1990.

On January 16, 1990, “Blackheart/CBS-Sony” labels released “The Hit List”, the seventh Joan Jett album. It was recorded 1986 – 1989, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, and Joan Jett. The album features covers of songs by other authors.


  • Joan Jett – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price – drums
  • Sandy Gennaro – drums
  • Ray Davies, Peppy Castro – vocals, guitar
  • Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Darlene Love, Chuck Kentis – backing vocals
  • Crispin Cioe – baritone saxophone
  • Robert Funk – trombone
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Kenny Laguna – various instruments, backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio – engineer, mixing
  • Jay Healy – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Cadley, John Aiosa, Paul Logas – engineer
  • Tom Fritze, Rick Travali, Robert Smith, Michael Gilbert, Andrew Grassi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Dirty Deeds – Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
  2. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant
  3. Pretty Vacant – Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten
  4. Celluloid Heroes – Ray Davies
  5. Tush – Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill
  6. Time Has Come Today – Joe Chambers, Willie Chambers
  7. Up from the Skies – Jimi Hendrix
  8. Have You Ever Seen the Rain – John Fogerty
  9. Love Me Two Times – Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger
  10. Roadrunner USA – Jonathan Ritchman

On May 3, 2005.

On May 3, 2005, “Sony BMG” label released the self titled Joe Perry solo album. It was recorded in 2005, at “The Boneyard”, and was produced by Joe Perry and Paul Caruso.


  • Joe Perry– lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass guitar, synth guitar, keys
  • Paul Caruso- drums, hand percussion, drum programming, backing vocals, recording engineer
  • The Bonaires (Billie Paulette Montgomery Perry, Chris Noyes, Roman Perry, Jim Survis) – backing vocals
  • Ross Halfin – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Perry, except where noted.

  1. Shakin’ My Cage
  2. Hold on Me
  3. Pray for Me
  4. Can’t Compare
  5. Lonely
  6. Crystal Ship – Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Jim Morrison
  7. Talk Talkin’
  8. Push Comes to Shove
  9. Twilight
  10. Ten Years
  11. Vigilante Man – Woody Guthrie
  12. Dying to Be Free
  13. Mercy

On March 28, 1974.

On March 28, 1974, “Mercury” label released “The Golden Scarab”, the debut Ray Manzarek solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and Bob Brown.


  • Ray Manzarek – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer, kalimba
  • Larry Carlton- guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Patti Smith – vocals
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Mayuto Correa- wood block, bongos, congas
  • Milt Holland- pandeiro, cabasa, quica, African cowbell
  • Jerry Scheff- bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Steve Forman – tuned cowbells, whistles, guiro, tuned wood blocks

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Manzarek except where noted.

  1. He Can’t Come Today
  2. Solar Boat
  3. Downbound Train – Chuck Berry
  4. The Golden Scarab
  5. The Purpose of Existence Is?
  6. The Moorish Idol
  7. Choose Up and Choose Off
  8. Oh Thou Precious Nectar Filled Form (or) A Little Fart

On July 8, 2003.

On July 8, 2003, “Magna Carta” label released “Diamond Dave”, the sixth David Lee Roth album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by David Lee Roth, Nathan Jenkins, Jeremy Zuckerman and Alex Gibson.


  • David Lee Roth- vocals, harmonica
  • Brian Young – guitar
  • Jeremy Zuckerman- guitar, accordion, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ, percussion, programming, engineer, producer, digital editing, sound design
  • Toshi Hiketa, Nile Rodgers, Ron Richotte – guitar
  • James Lomenzo, Tracy Wormworth, James Hunting – bass
  • Ray Luzier– drums, backing vocals
  • Omar Hakim, Gregg Bissonette- drums
  • Alex Gibson- percussion, accordion, mellotron, guitar, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Zac Rae – keyboards
  • Greg Phillinganes- piano
  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards
  • Scott Page – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Edgar Winter- saxophone
  • Lee Thornburg- trumpet, trombone
  • Jaime Sickora – cowbell
  • Nathan Jenkins – programming
  • The Crowell Sisters – backing vocals
  • Kevin Mills, Brian Humphrey – engineer
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Neil Zlozower – photography

Track listing:

  1. You Got The Blues, Not Me…Chris Youlden
  2. Made Up My Mind – Chris Youlden
  3. Stay While the Night is Young – Chris Youlden
  4. Shoo Bop – Steve Miller
  5. She’s Looking Good – Rodger Collins
  6. Soul Kitchen – John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  7. If 6 Was 9 – Jimi Hendrix
  8. That Beatles Tune – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Medicine Man – David Lee Roth
  10. Let It All Hang Out – William David Cunningham
  11. Thug Pop – David Lee Roth, John Lowery
  12. Act One – David Lee Roth
  13. Ice Cream Man – John Brim
  14. Bad Habits – William Bruce Field, Thomas Shelton Price

On July 6, 1987.

On July 6, 1987, “WEA” label released the fifth, self-titled Echo & the Bunnymen studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Conny’s Studio” in Cologne,  “ICP” in Brussels, “The Workhouse” in London, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Laurie Latham, Gil Norton, Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.


  • Ian McCulloch– lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Will Sergeant– guitar
  • Les Pattinson– bass guitar
  • Pete de Freitas– drums
  • Henry Priestman– keyboards
  • Jake Brockman– keyboards
  • Ray Manzarek– keyboards
  • Stephen Morris– drums
  • Paul Gomersall, Stuart Barry – engineer
  • Bruce Lampcov – mixing
  • Alex Haas – mixing assistant
  • Don Rodenbach – mixing assistant
  • Brian Gardner– mastering
  • Anton Corbijn– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch and Les Pattinson except where noted.

  1. The Game
  2. Over You
  3. Bedbugs and Ballyhoo – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Henry Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
  4. All in Your Mind – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Henry Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
  5. Bombers Bay
  6. Lips Like Sugar
  7. Lost and Found
  8. New Direction
  9. Satellite – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Henry Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
  10. All My Life

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “RCA” label released “Feliciano!”, the fourth José Feliciano album. It was recorded in 1968, at “RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.  Jose Feliciano won the “Best New Artist” award, and “Best Pop Male Song of the Year” award for the song “Light My Fire” of the album. The album cover illustration was by George Bartell.


  • José Feliciano – guitar, vocals, arrangements
  • Ray Brown- double bass
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Jim Horn- alto flute, recorder
  • George Tipton- orchestration, string and woodwind arrangements
  • Perry Botkin Jr.– arrangements
  • Dick Bogert – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  2. Light My Fire – Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore
  3. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry Marsden
  4. In My Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. And I Love Her – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Nena Na Na – Jorge Ben
  7. Always Something There to Remind Me – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  8. Just a Little Bit of Rain – Fred Neil
  9. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  10. Here, There and Everywhere – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  11. The Last Thing on My Mind – Tom Paxton

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Slash” label released “Wild Gift”, the second X album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Clover Recorders” in Los Angeles, “Golden Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ray Manzarek. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wild Gift” at number 333 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Exene– vocals
  • Billy Zoom– guitar
  • John Doe– vocals, bass
  • J. Bonebrake– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Doe and Exene Cervenka.

  1. The Once Over Twice
  2. We’re Desperate
  3. Adult Books
  4. Universal Corner
  5. I’m Coming Over
  6. It’s Who You Know
  7. In This House That I Call Home
  8. Some Other Time
  9. White Girl
  10. Beyond and Back
  11. Back 2 the Base
  12. When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
  13. Year 1