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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”.

Personnel:

  • 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

 

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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 February 1982.

weather-report

In February 1982, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, twelfth Weather Report album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius and Wayne Shorter. It was the final album featuring Jaco Pastorius on bass and Peter Erskine on drums.

Personnel:

  • Joe Zawinul– electric keyboards, piano, clay drum, drum computer, percussion, voice, horn, woodwind, string and brass sounds, front cover concept
  • Wayne Shorter– tenor and soprano saxophones
  • Jaco Pastorius– bass guitar, percussion, voice
  • Peter Erskine– drums, drum computer, claves
  • Robert Thomas Jr.– percussion
  • Neil Dorfsman, Mitch Gibson – engineer
  • Joseph Futterer, Richie Powell – art direction
  • Don Dixon – cover artwork

Track listing:

  1. Volcano for Hire – Joe Zawinul
  2. Current Affairs – Joe Zawinul
  3. Y.C. (41st Parallel/The Dance/Crazy About Jazz) – Joe Zawinul
  4. Dara Factor One – Joe Zawinul
  5. When It Was Now – Wayne Shorter
  6. Speechless – Joe Zawinul
  7. Dara Factor Two – Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Robert Thomas Jr.

 

On October 17, 1989.

billy-joel_storm-front

On October 17, 1989, “Columbia” label released “Storm Front”, the eleventh Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “The Hit Factory”; “Times Square Studio”;  “Right Track Recording”; The Power Station” in New York, and “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by Billy Joel and Mick Jones. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: vocals, acoustic piano,clavinet, accordion, Hammond organ, harpsichord, synthesizers, guitars, percussion
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums, percussion
  • David Brown: lead guitar, Midi guitar solo onStorm Front
  • Joey Hunting: rhythm guitar
  • Crystal Taliefero: percussion
  • Schuyler Deale: bass guitar
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizers, horn arrangements
  • Don Brooks: harmonica
  • Mick Jones: guitar
  • John Mahoney: keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Sammy Merendino: electronic percussion
  • Kevin Jones: keyboard programming
  • Doug Kleeger: sounds effects
  • Dominic Cortese: accordion
  • Itzhak Perlman: violin
  • Lenny Pickett: saxophone
  • Andrew Love,Wayne Jackson: The Memphis Horns
  • Bill Zampino: choral arrangement
  • Chuck Arnold: choral leader
  • Arif Mardin: orchestral arrangement
  • Background vocals:Billy Joel, Mick Jones, Richard Marx, Crystal Taliefero, Jeff Jacobs, Patricia Darcy-Jones, Frank Floyd, Brian Ruggles, Joe Lynn Turner, Ian Lloyd, Brenda White King, Curtis King
  • Mixed byTom Lord-Alge and Jay Healy
  • Engineered by Dana Becker, Tim Crich, Jay Healy, Suzanne Hollander, Joe Pirrera and Gary Solomon
  • Mastered byTed Jensen

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. That’s Not Her Style
  2. We Didn’t Start the Fire
  3. The Downeaster ‘Alexa’
  4. I Go to Extremes
  5. Shameless
  6. Storm Front
  7. Leningrad
  8. State of Grace
  9. When in Rome
  10. And So It Goes

 

On September 12, 1980.

scary-monsters

On September 12, 1980, “RCA” label released “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” the fourteenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded February – April 1980, at “The Power Station” in London, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti. In 2000, “Q” magazine ranked “Scary Monsters” at number 30 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 381 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, keyboards, backing vocals, saxophone, engineering
  • Dennis Davis– percussion
  • George Murray– bass guitar
  • Carlos Alomar– guitars
  • Chuck Hammer– guitar synthesizer
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Andy Clark– synthesizer
  • Pete Townshend– guitar
  • Tony Visconti– acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineering
  • Lynn Maitland – backing vocals
  • Chris Porter – backing vocals
  • Michi Hirota – voice
  • Larry Alexander, Jeff Hendrickson – engineering assistance
  • Peter Mew, Nigel Reeve –mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. It’s No Game (No. 1) – music and lyrics by Bowie, Japanese translation by Hisahi Miura
  2. Up the Hill Backwards
  3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  4. Ashes to Ashes
  5. Fashion
  6. Teenage Wildlife
  7. Scream Like a Baby
  8. Kingdom Come – Tom Verlaine
  9. Because You’re Young
  10. It’s No Game (No. 2)

 

On June 4, 1984.

Born in the USA

On June 4, 1984, “Columbia” label released “Born in the U.S.A.”, the seventh Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded January 1982 – March 1984, at “The Power Station” and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt. With total sale of over 30 million copies worldwide, “Born in the U.S.A.” is Springsteen commercially most successful album and one of the highest-selling albums ever. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 85 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked it at number 428 on its list album of the “Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Bittan– piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone, percussion, background vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel, piano
  • Garry Tallent– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Steven Van Zandt– acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums, background vocals
  • Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg– background vocals
  • Ruth Davis – background vocals

Track listing

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Born in the U.S.A.
  2. Cover Me
  3. Darlington Country
  4. Working on the Highway
  5. Downbound Train
  6. I’m on Fire
  7. No Surrender
  8. Bobby Jean
  9. I’m goin’ Down
  10. Glory Days
  11. Dancing in the Dark
  12. My Hometown

 

On June 3, 1985.

Boys_and_Girls

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, and Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • 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