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In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Slash” label released the self-titled, second Blasters album. It was recorded in 1981, at “United Western Studios”, and was produced by Phil Alvin, Dane Alvin, Gene Taylor, John Bazz and Bill Baterman.


  • Phil Alvin – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Alvin – guitar
  • John Bazz – bass
  • Bill Bateman – drums
  • Gene Taylor – piano
  • Lee Allen– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Berlin- baritone sax
  • Roger Harris, Pat Burnette – engineers
  • David Ahlert – second engineer
  • Steve Bartel – art direction
  • Gustav Alsina – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Alvin, except where noted.

  1. Marie Marie
  2. No Other Girl
  3. I’m Shakin’ – Rudy Toombs
  4. Border Radio
  5. American Music
  6. So Long Baby Goodbye
  7. Hollywood Bed
  8. Never No Mo’ Blues – Elsie McWilliams, Jimmie Rodgers
  9. This is It
  10. Highway 61 – Albert Laundrew
  11. I Love You So – Bo Diddley
  12. Stop the Clock – Bob Ehret, Damon Robertson

On November 6, 2012.

On November 6, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Music from Another Dimension!”, the fifteenth Aerosmith studio album. It was recorded July 2011/ March – April 2012,  at “Pandora’s Box”, “The Boneyard”, “Poppy Studios”, “Swing House Studios”, “Mad Dog Studios”, “Spitfire Studio”, “Retro Activ Studios”, “Briar Patch Studios” and “Hensen Studios”, and was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen. It was band’s first studio album since 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo” and the first to feature all-new material since 2001’s “Just Push Play”.


  • Steven Tyler– lead vocals, drums, arrangement, backing vocals
  • Joe Perry– lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Brad Whitford– rhythm guitar
  • Tom Hamilton– bass, lead vocals
  • Joey Kramer– drums, percussion
  • Julian Lennon, Melanie Taylor, Sharlotte Gibson, Laura Jones – background vocals
  • Tom Scott, Jessy J– saxophone tenor
  • John Mitchell– saxophone baritone
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr.– trombone
  • Gary Grant– trumpet
  • Larry Hall– trumpet
  • Mia Tyler– backing vocals
  • Russ Irwin– piano, backing vocals
  • Carrie Underwood– featured vocals
  • Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin – background vocals
  • Paul Santo – Hammond organ, keyboards, mellotron
  • Rudy Tanzi– Hammond organ
  • The Section Quartet: Daphne Chen – violin, Eric Gorfain– violin, Lauren Chipman – viola, Richard Dodd – cello
  • Jesse Sky Kramer – drums
  • Zac Rae – piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Desmond Child– piano
  • Jesse Kotansky – violin solo
  • Daniel J. Coe – synthesizer, synthesizer, programming, arrangement
  • Rick Dufay– rhythm guitar
  • Jack Douglas– mixing, arrangement, percussion, keyboards, organ; synthesizer, backing vocals; outro piano
  • Marti Frederiksen– pro tools, backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, Roland synthesizer
  • Warren Huart– engineering, mixing, backing vocals
  • Al Schmidt, Chris Lord-Alge, Neal Avron– mixing
  • Anthony Focx– pro tools editing
  • Daphne Chen, Tom Scott– arrangement
  • Casey Patrick Tebo– artwork
  • Slash– inside artwork

Track listing:

  1. LUV XXX – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  2. Oh Yeah – Joe Perry
  3. Beautiful – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  4. Tell Me – Tom Hamilton
  5. Out Go the Lights – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  6. Legendary Child – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance
  7. What Could Have Been Love – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Russ Irwin
  8. Street Jesus – Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry
  9. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  10. Lover A lot – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, Jesse Kramer, Marco Moir
  11. We All Fall Down – Diane Warren
  12. Freedom Fighter – Joe Perry
  13. Closer – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer
  14. Something – Joe Perry
  15. Another Last Goodbye – Steven Tyler, Desmond Child, Joe Perry


On August 13, 1996.

On August 13, 1996, “Slash” label released “Fantastic Planet”, the third Failure studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “F.P.S. Studios” in Los Angeles; “Madhatter Studios” in Silverlake, and was produced by Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott.


  • Ken Andrews– vocals, guitar, bass
  • Greg Edwards– bass, guitar, percussion, piano
  • Kellii Scott – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Andrews & Greg Edwards

  1. Saturday Saviour
  2. Sergeant Politeness
  3. Segue 1
  4. Smoking Umbrellas
  5. Pillowhead
  6. Blank
  7. Segue 2
  8. Dirty Blue Balloons
  9. Solaris
  10. Pitiful
  11. Leo
  12. Segue 3
  13. The Nurse Who Loved Me
  14. Another Space Song
  15. Stuck on You
  16. Heliotropic
  17. Daylight

On July 9, 1996.

On July 9, 1996, “Slash” label released “Irresistible Bliss”, the second Soul Coughing studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by David Kahne, Steve Fisk, M. Doughty, Sebastian Steinberg, Mark de Gli Antoni and Yuval Gabay.


  • Doughty (Mike Doughty)– vocals, guitar
  • Sebastian Steinberg– bass, upright bass, backing vocals, fiddle
  • Mark de Gli Antoni– keyboards, turntables, programming
  • Yuval Gabay– drums, programming

Track listing:

All tracks by M. Doughty, Sebastian Steinberg, Mark de Gli Antoni and Yuval Gabay.

  1. Super Bon Bon
  2. Soft Serve
  3. White Girl
  4. Soundtrack to Mary
  5. Lazybones
  6. 4 Out of 5
  7. Paint
  8. Disseminated
  9. Collapse
  10. Sleepless
  11. The Idiot Kings
  12. How Many Cans?

In June 1984.

In June 1984, “Slash” label released “Hallowed Ground”, the second Violent Femmes album. It was recorded in January 1984, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Mark Van Hecke.


  • Gordon Gano– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin
  • Brian Ritchie– acoustic bass, electric bass, slide bass, celesta, marimba, jew’s harp, vocals
  • Victor DeLorenzo– tranceaphone, trap and electric drum sets, stompatron, percussion, vocals
  • Mark Van Hecke – piano, organ
  • Tony Trischka– banjo
  • Christina Houghton – autoharp
  • Peter Balestrieri – vocals, saxophone, harmonica
  • Cynthia Gano Lewis – vocals
  • Drake Scott – cornetto, sackbut
  • John Zorn– alto saxophone, clarinet, game calls
  • John Tanner – clarinet
  • Engineers – John Tanner, Warren Bruleigh

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Gano.

  1. Country Dead Song
  2. I Hear the Rain
  3. Never Tell
  4. Jesus Walking on the Water
  5. I Know It’s True but I’m Sorry to Say
  6. Hallowed Ground
  7. Sweet Misery Blues
  8. Black Girls
  9. It’ Gonna Rain

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”.


  • John Doe– bass, vocals
  • Exene– vocals
  • Billy Zoom– guitar
  • 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

In April 1983.

In April 1983, “Slash” label released the debut, self-titled Violent Femmes album. It was recorded July – September 1982, at “Castle Studios” in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; “Music Works Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Van Hecke. In 1991, the album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIIA”.


  • Victor DeLorenzo– snare drum, tranceaphone, drum set, Scotch marching bass drum, vocals
  • Gordon Gano– guitar, violin, lead vocals
  • Brian Ritchie– acoustic bass guitar, xylophone, electric bass guitar, vocals
  • Mark Van Hecke – production; piano
  • Luke W. Midkiff – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks written by Gordon Gano, except where noted.

  1. Blister in the Sun
  2. Kiss Off
  3. Please Don’t Go
  4. Add It Up
  5. Confessions
  6. Prove My Love
  7. Promise
  8. To the Kill
  9. Gone Daddy Gone – Gordon Dano, Willie Dixon
  10. Good feeling