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On February 13, 1986.

On February 13, 1986, “Celluloid Records” label released “Blast of Silence”, the third Golden Palominos studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “RPM Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Anton Fier.


  • Peter Blegvad– vocals, guitars
  • Carla Bley– piano
  • Jack Bruce– vocals, bass guitar
  • T-Bone Burnett– vocals, guitar
  • Tony Conniff – bass guitar
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Don Dixon– vocals, guitar
  • Anton Fier– drums, percussion, additional production
  • Jody Harris– guitar
  • Lisa Herman – piano
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– steel guitar
  • Larry Saltzman – acoustic guitar
  • Chris Stamey– bass guitar
  • Syd Straw– vocals
  • Matthew Sweet– vocals
  • Pat Thrall– acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– Hammond organ
  • Larry Hirsch – recording
  • Don Hünerberg – recording
  • Mike Krowiak – engineering, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – recording

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been the One – Lowell George
  2. Something Becomes Nothing – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Matthew Sweet
  3. The Push and the Shove – Robert Kidney
  4. (Something Else Is) Working Harder – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  5. Angels – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Syd Straw
  6. Diamond – Peter Holsapple
  7. Faithless Heart – Don Dixon, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  8. Work Was New – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  9. Stromg, Simple Silence – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  10. Brides of Jesus – Lowell George, Bill Payne


On July 29, 1997.

On July 29, 1997, “Elektra” label released “Pup Tent”, the fourth Luna album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Sear Sound Studios”,” Pachyderm Studio”, “Baby Monster Studios”, and “ RPM Studios”, and was produced by Pat McCarthy.


  • Dean Wareham– vocals, guitars
  • Sean Eden – guitars
  • Justin Harwood– bass, keyboards, trumpet, guitars
  • Lee Wall – drums, percussion
  • Jamie Candeloro – mandolin, slide dobro
  • Barrett Martin– marimba, vibes
  • Pat McCarthy– bits, bobs
  • Mike Russell – accordion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Pat McCarthy– engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Dean Wareham, music by Dean Wareham, Sean Eden, Justin Harwood and Lee Wall.

  1. IHOP
  2. Beautiful View
  3. Pup Tent
  4. Bobby Peru
  5. Beggar’s Bliss
  6. Tracy I Love You
  7. Whispers
  8. City Kitty
  9. The Creeps
  10. Fuzzy Wuzzy

In August 1983.

In August 1983, “Columbia” label released “Future Shock”, the thirty-fifth Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1983, at “OAO Studios” and “RPM Studios” in New York City, “Garage Sale Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Herbie Hancock and material. The album’s cover art was derived from a work by David Em. In 1984, Herbie Hancock won “Grammy” award for best R&B performance. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Herbie Hancock– piano, synthesizer, Fairlight CMI, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell– electric bass
  • S.T.– turntables, “FX”
  • Pete Cosey– electric guitar
  • Michael Beinhorn– keyboards
  • Daniel Poncé – percussion
  • Sly Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Dwight Jackson Jr. – lead vocals
  • Lamar Wright – lead vocals
  • Bernard Fowler, S.T., Roger Trilling, Nicky Skopelitis– backing vocals
  • Dominick Maita – engineer
  • Martin Bisi – engineer
  • Dave Jerden – mix
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn and Bill O. Laswell, except where noted.

  1. Rockit
  2. Future Shock – Curtis Mayfield
  3. TFS
  4. Earth Beat
  5. Autodrive
  6. Rough


On August 20, 1991.

On August 20, 1991, “Epic” label released “Pocket Full of Kryptonite”, the debut Spin Doctors studio album. It was recorded July – December 1990, at “The Power Station”, “RPM Studios” and “ACME Recording Studios” in New York, and was produced by Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Frankie LaRocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Chris Barron – lead vocals
  • Eric Schenkman – guitar; lead vocals; piano
  • Mark White– bass
  • Aaron Comess – drums, percussion, Hammond organ; backing vocals; congas
  • John Popper– harmonica; backing vocals
  • John Bush – tambourine; congas
  • Engineers: Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Marc Schwartz, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  • Assistant engineers: Jeff Lippay, Motley
  • Mixing: Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Production coordination: Jason J. Richardson
  • Guitar technician: Joseph Miselis
  • Equipment manager: John Darren Greene
  • Art direction: Francesca Restrepo
  • Photography: Paul Aresu, Paul LaRaia
  • Cover art: Darren Greene, Chris Gross, Nicky Lindeman
  • Liner notes: Cree McCree

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess except where noted.

  1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
  2. What Time Is It?
  3. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
  4. Forty or Fifty
  5. Refrigerator Car
  6. More Than She Knows – Eric Schenkman, Simon Lambert, Graham Clark, J.P. Fitting
  7. Two Princes
  8. Off My Line – John David Bell, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
  10. Shinbone Alley/Hard to Exist – John Popper, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess


On August 20, 1990.

On August 20, 1990, “Epic” label released “Time’s Up”, the second Living Colour studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and “RPM Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ed Stasium. The album won “Grammy” award for the “Best Hard Rock Album of the Year”.


  • Corey Glover– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Vernon Reid– lead guitar
  • Muzz Skillings– bass
  • Will Calhoun– drums
  • Akbar Ali – strings
  • Charles Burnham- strings
  • Don Byron- clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Annette Daniels, K. Dyson – background vocals
  • Eileen Folson- strings
  • Doug E. Fresh- percussion, vocals
  • Mick Jagger, Toshinobu Kubota- background vocals
  • Little Richard- vocals
  • Yubie Navas – background vocals
  • Maceo Parker- saxophone
  • Queen Latifah– vocals
  • Alva Rogers, Rosa Russ – background vocals
  • Francine Stasium – background vocals
  • Lex Van Pieterson – photography
  • Reggie Workman- strings
  • Derin Young – vocals, background vocals
  • Ed Stasium- engineer, mixing
  • John Aguto – assistant engineer
  • Alan Friedman – programming
  • Lolly Grodner – assistant engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Jeff Lippay – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Vernon Reid, except where noted.

  1. Time’s Up – Vernon Reid, Muzz Skillings, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun
  2. History Lesson
  3. Pride – Will Calhoun
  4. Love Rears Its Ugly Head
  5. New Jack Theme
  6. Someone Like You – Muzz Skillings
  7. Elvis Is Dead
  8. Type
  9. Information Overload
  10. Under Cover of Darkness – Corey Glover
  11. Ology – Muzz Skillings
  12. Fight the Fight – Vernon Reid, Muzz Skillings, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun
  13. Tag Team Partners – Corey Glover
  14. Solace of You – Corey Glover, Vernon Reid
  15. This Is the Life

On March 1, 1994.


On March 1, 1994, “Elektra” label released “Bewitched”, the second Luna studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “RPM Studios” and “Right Track Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dean Wareham, Sean Eden, Justin Harwood, Stanley Demeski and Victor Van Vugt.


  • Dean Wareham– vocals, guitars
  • Sean Eden –guitar
  • Justin Harwood– bass, vibes, Hammond organ
  • Stanley Demeski –drums, percussion, vibes
  • Sterling Morrison– guitar
  • Grasshopper –clarinet
  • Frank London– trumpet
  • Baumgartner– Hammond organ
  • Victor Van Vugt– engineer
  • Jen Monnar – assistant engineer
  • Susanne Dyer – assistant engineer
  • Mastered byBob Ludwig

Track listing:

All tracks are by Dean Wareham, Sean Eden, Justin Harwood, Stanley Demeski, lyrics by Dean Wareham.

  • California (All the Way)
  • Tiger Lily
  • Friendly Advice
  • Bewitched
  • This Time Around
  • Great Jones Street
  • Going Home
  • Into the Fold
  • I Know You Tried
  • Sleeping Pill

On June 3, 1985.


On June 3, 1985, “E.G” label released “Boys and Girls”, the sixth Bryan Ferry studio solo album. It was recorded 1983 – 1985, at “AIR Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London, “Compass Point Studios” in New Providence, The Bahamas, “Effanel Mobile”, “RPM Studios”, “The Power Station” in New York, “The White House”in New South Wales,Australia, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies. “Boys and Girls” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher– keyboards
  • David Gilmour– lead guitar
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– lead guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Chester Kamen– lead guitar
  • Mark Knopfler– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Martin McCarrick– cello
  • Marcus Miller– bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– lead guitar
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Keith Scott– lead guitar
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Anne Stephenson – strings
  • Jon Carin– keyboards
  • Virginia Hewes – backing vocals
  • Ednah Holt – backing vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– backing vocals
  • Ruby Turner– backing vocals
  • Alfa Anderson – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Yanick Etienne– backing vocals
  • Colleen Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Lisa Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Simone Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Rhett Davies– recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– recording engineer
  • Femi Jiya – recording engineer
  • Dominick Maita – recording engineer
  • Brian McGee – recording engineer
  • Andy Lydon – recording engineer
  • Benjamin Armbrister – assistant engineer
  • Carb – assistant engineer
  • Steve Churchyard – assistant engineer
  • Randy Ezratty – assistant engineer
  • Dave Greenberg – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Killen – assistant engineer
  • Heff Moraes – assistant engineer
  • Peter Revill – assistant engineer
  • Kendal Stubbs – assistant engineer
  • Robert Ludwig– mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry.

  1. Sensation
  2. Slave to Love
  3. Don’t Stop the Dance – Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
  4. A waste Land
  5. Windsept
  6. The Chosen One
  7. Valentine
  8. Stone Woman
  9. Boys and Girls

On April 10, 1991.


On April 10, 1991, “A&M” label released “Days of Open Hand”, the third Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Skyline Studios”, “RPM Studios” and “The Living Room”, and was produced by Anton Sanko and Suzanne Vega. The album won “Grammy Award for Best Recording Package” in 1991.


  • Suzanne Vega– vocal, acoustic guitar, background vocals, Fairlight, hand claps
  • Michael Visceglia – five-string bass, fretless bass
  • Marc Shulman – electric guitar, tiple, electric 12-string guitar, E-Bow guitar, bouzouki
  • Anton Sanko – Hammond C3, Akai S1000, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Fairlight CMI percussion programming on 3 11, Voyetra Eight on 5 11, Fairlight,  DX7II, string arrangements, classical guitar, tiple, harmonium, electric guitar
  • Frank Vilardi – drums, rims, brushes, Akai S-1000, shaker, percussion, floor tom, snare drum, cymbal, Blastics
  • Michael Blair – metal percussion, tambourine, wood percussion,  shaker,  orchestral bass drum, Chinese drum, hand drum
  • John Linnell– accordion
  • Shawn Colvin– background vocals
  • Sandra Park – 1st violin
  • Hae-Young Ham – violin
  • Rebecca Young Schatz – viola
  • Maria Kitsoupolos – cello
  • Erik Sanko– fretless bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – dumbek
  • Glen Velez– frame drum
  • Richard Horowitz– ney
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass
  • Philip Glass– string arrangement
  • Tim Baker – violin
  • Barry Finclair – violin
  • Fred Zlotkin – cello
  • Al Brown – viola

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega except where noted.

  1. Tired of Sleeping
  2. Men in a War
  3. Rusted Pipe – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  4. Book of Dreams – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  5. Institution Green – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  6. Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)
  7. Room off the Street – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  8. Big Space – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  9. Predictions
  10. Fifty-Fifty Chance
  11. Pilgrimage – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko

On April 1, 1987.

Solitude Standing

On April 1, 1987, “A&M” label released “Solitude Standing”, the second Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, at “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, NY, and “RPM Sound Studios” in NYC, and was produced by Steve Addabbo and Lenny Kaye.


  • Suzanne Vega– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Michael Visceglia –bass, synthesizer
  • Anton Sanko – synthesizers,classical guitar
  • Marc Shulman –electric guitars
  • Stephen Ferrera –drums, percussion
  • Johnny Gordon – guitar
  • Shawn Colvin– backing vocals
  • Sue Evans– percussion, drums
  • Mitch Easter– rhythm guitar
  • Steve Addabbo– guitar
  • Frank Christian– electric guitar
  • Steve Addabbo– producer, recording engineer
  • Lenny Kaye– producer
  • Mitch Easter– producer
  • Rod O’Brien – recording engineer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing engineer

All tracks by Suzanne Vega, except where noted.

  1. Tom’s Diner
  2. Luka
  3. Ironbound/Fancy Poultry – Suzanne Vega and Anton Sanko
  4. In the Eye – Suzanne Vega and Marc Shulman
  5. Night Vision – Suzanne Vega and Anton Sanko
  6. Solitude Standing – Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia, Anton Sanko, Marc Shulman and Stephen Ferrera
  7. Calypso
  8. Language – Suzanne Vega and Michael Visceglia
  9. Gypsy
  10. Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser’s Song) – Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia, Anton Sanko, Marc Shulman and Stephen Ferrera
  11. Tom’s Diner (Reprise)