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On August 9, 1997.

On August 9, 1997, “Sire”, “Warner Bros” and “4AD” labels released “Lovesongs”, the debut Tanya Donelly solo album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Tanya Donelly, Wally Gagel and Gary Smith.

Personnel:

  • Tanya Donelly– vocals, guitar, keyboards, arranger
  • Dean Fisher – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion, accordion, keyboards
  • Wally Gagel – bass, percussion, keyboards, drum machine, arranger
  • Rich Gilbert – guitar, accordion, bass, keyboards, saw
  • Stacy Jones, David Lovering, David Narcizo– drums
  • Hilken Mancini, Chris Toppin – background vocals
  • Jonathan Williams – electric guitar
  • Jesse Henderson, Suzanne Kapa, Kelly Wohlford – assistant engineers
  • Wally Gagel, Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade – mixing
  • Dave Kirkpatrick – mixing assistant
  • Brian Lee – mastering
  • Carl Plaster – drum technician
  • Chris Bigg – design
  • Andrew Catlin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tanya Donelly except where noted.

  1. Pretty Deep
  2. The Bright Light
  3. Landspeed Song
  4. Mysteries of the Unexplained
  5. Lantern
  6. Acrobat – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  7. Breathe Around You
  8. Bum
  9. Clipped
  10. Goat Girl
  11. Manna
  12. Swoon
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In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Sire” label released “Close to the Bone”, the second Tom Tom Club.It was recorded in 1983, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Steven Stanley.

Personnel:

  • Tina Weymouth- bass, vocals
  • Chris Frantz- drums, vocals
  • Alex Weir- guitar
  • Wally Badarou, Tyrone Downie, Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Rupert Hine- keyboards
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Lani Weymouth, Laura Weymouth – vocals
  • James Rizzi- cover illustration
  • Steven Stanley, Benjamin Armbrister, Frank Hanna, Kendall Stubbs – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Pleasure of Love
  2. On the Line Again
  3. This Is a Foxy World
  4. Bamboo Town
  5. The Man With the 4-Way Hips
  6. Measure Up
  7. Never Took a Penny
  8. Atsababy! (Life Is Great)

On July 21, 1978.

On July 21, 1978, “Sire” label released “Can’t Stand the Rezillos”, the debut Rezillos album. It was recorded in February 1978 at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Clearmountain, Tony Bongiovi, Lance Quinn, Jo Callis, Mysterious, Angel Paterson, Fay Fife and Eugene Reynolds. In March 2003,  Mojo  magazine ranked “Can’t Stand the Rezillos” in its “Top 50 Punk Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Jo Callis– electric guitars
  • Mysterious (aka William Mysterious) – bass, saxophone
  • Angel Paterson – drums
  • Fay Fife – vocals
  • Eugene Reynolds – vocals
  • Simon Templar – bass
  • Gail Warning – backing vocals

All tracks by John Callis except where noted.

  1. Flying Saucer Attack
  2. No
  3. Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight – Jeremy Spencer
  4. Top of the Pops
  5. 2000 A.D. – Jo Callis, Mysterious
  6. It Gets Me – Mysterious
  7. Can’t Stand My Baby
  8. Glad All Over – Dave Clark, Mike Smith
  9. (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures
  10. I Like It – Mitch Murray
  11. Getting Me Down
  12. Cold Wars
  13. Bad Guy Reaction

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Sire” label released “Shake Some Action”, the fourth Flamin’ Groovies studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Rockfield Studios Monmouth” in South Wales, and was produced by Dave Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Cyril Jordan – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Wilson – guitar, vocals
  • James Farrell – guitar
  • George Alexander – bass
  • David Wright – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson except where noted.

  1. Shake Some Action
  2. Sometimes – Gene Thomasson
  3. Yes, It’s True
  4. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
  5. You Tore Me Down
  6. Please Please Girl
  7. Let the Boy Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joe Butler, John Sebastian
  8. Don’t You Lie to Me – Chuck Berry
  9. She Said Yeah – Roddy Jackson, Sonny Christy
  10. I’ll Cry Alone
  11. Misery – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  12. I Saw Her – Cyril Jordan, Hunter
  13. Teenage Confidential
  14. I Can’t Hide

 

On March 10, 1998.

On March 10, 1998, “Sire” label released “The Chinese Album”, the second Spacehog album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Bryce Goggin, Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel.

Personnel:

  • Royston Langdon – bass guitarand vocals
  • Antony Langdon – guitarand vocals
  • Jonny Cragg – drums
  • Richard Steel – lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Royston Langdon except when noted.

  1. One Of These Days – David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Brian Eno, Royston Langdon
  2. Goodbye Violet Race
  3. Lucy’s Shoe
  4. Mungo City
  5. Skylark – Antony Langdon
  6. Sand In Your Eyes
  7. Captain Freeman – Antony Langdon
  8. 2nd Avenue – Royston Langdon, N. Chassler
  9. Almond Kisses (featuring Michael Stipe) – Antony Langdon
  10. Carry On
  11. Anonymous – Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon
  12. Beautiful Girl

 

In February 1981.

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In February 1981, “Sire” label released “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”, album by Brian Eno and David Byrne. It was recorded August 1979 – October 1980, and was produced by Brian Eno and David Byrne. The album is named after Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel of the same name. The album cover design was by Peter Saville.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne, Brian Eno– guitars, bass guitars, synthesizers, drums, percussion, found objects
  • John Cooksey – drums
  • Chris Frantz– drums
  • Robert Fripp– Frippertronics
  • Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones – bass
  • Dennis Keeley – bodhrán
  • Bill Laswell– bass
  • Mingo Lewis – batá, sticks
  • Prairie Prince– can, bass drum
  • José Rossy – congas, agong-gong
  • Steve Scales – congas, metals
  • David Van Tieghem– drums, percussion, scrap metal, found objects
  • Tim Wright– click bass
  • Rookson “Help Me Somebody” courtesy of April Potts, recorded at Eglingham Hall

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno and David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. America is Waiting
  2. Mea Culpa
  3. Regiment – Brian Eno, David Byrne, Michael “Busta Cherry”Jones
  4. Help Me Somebody
  5. The Jezebel Spirit
  6. Qu’ran
  7. Moonlight in Glory
  8. The Carrier
  9. A Secret Life
  10. Come With Us

Sampled voices:

  1. America Is Waiting” – Unidentified indignant radio host (Ray Taliaferroof KGO NEWSTALK AM 810), San Francisco, April 1980.
  2. “Mea Culpa” – Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979″
  3. Regiment” – Dunya Yunis [sic], Lebanesemountain singer, from The Human Voice in the World of Islam (Tangent Records TGS131)
  4. “Help Me Somebody” – Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
  5. “The Jezebel Spirit” – Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
  6. “Qu’ran” – Algerian Muslims chanting the Qur’an.
  7. “Moonlight in Glory” – The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Island, Georgia. (From The Moving Star Hall Singers, FolkwaysFS 3841), produced by Guy Carawan
  8. “The Carrier” – Dunya Yunis
  9. “A Secret Life” – Samira Tewfik, Lebanese popular singer. (from Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe, EMI)
  10. “Come with Us” – Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980

 

In January 1984.

learning_to_crawl

In January 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was released after a hiatus, during which time James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon died of drug overdoses.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers– drums, backing and lead vocals, percussion
  • Billy Bremner– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Tony Butler– bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass guitar, vocals
  • Paul Carrack– piano and vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles