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On July 26, 2019.

On July 26, 2019, “Add It Up Productions” and “PIAS Recordings” labels released “Hotel Last Resort”, the tenth Violent Femmes studio album. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Tedd Hutt.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Gano – lead vocals, guitars
  • Brian Ritchie – vocals, acoustic bass guitar, baritone guitar, percussion
  • John Sparrow – drums, percussion
  • Blaise Garza – vocals, contrabass, baritone and sopranino saxophones; piano, harmonium, theremin
  • Tom Verlaine – guitar
  • Stefan Janoski, Aixa Vilar, Go Betty Go, Michelle Rangel, Nicolette Vilar, Todd Piotrowski – vocals 

Track listing:

  1. Another Chorus
  2. I Get What I Want
  3. I’m Nothing
  4. Adam Was a Man
  5. Not OK
  6. Hotel Last Resort
  7. Everlasting You
  8. It’s All or Nothing
  9. I’m Not Gonna Cry
  10. This Free Ride
  11. Paris to Sleep
  12. Sleepin’ at the Meetin’
  13. God Bless Americs

On February 8, 1977.

On February 8, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Marquee Moon”, the debut Television studio album. It was recorded in September 1976, at “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Andy Johns and Tom Verlaine. In 2003, “NME” magazine named “Marque Moon” the fourth-greatest album of all time. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 128 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Tom Verlaine– guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Billy Ficca– drums
  • Richard Lloyd– guitar, vocals
  • Fred Smith– bass guitar, vocals
  • Jim Boyer – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi, Lee Hulko – mastering
  • Jimmy Douglass – assistant mixing
  • Andy Johns– engineering, mixing
  • Tony Lane – art direction
  • Billy Lobo – back cover artwork
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Randy Mason – assistant mixing
  • John Telfer – management

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Verlaine, except where noted.

  1. See No Evil
  2. Venus
  3. Friction
  4. Marquee Moon
  5. Elevation
  6. Guiding Light – Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd
  7. Prove It
  8. Torn Curtain

On September 15, 1986.

On September 15, 1986, “Geffen” label released “This Side of Paradise”, the second Ric Ocasek studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Woolhall” and “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Ric Ocasek, Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stevens- guitar
  • Tom Verlaine- guitar
  • Sandy McLelland – background vocals
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Greg Hawkes- bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • Chris Hughes- drums
  • Tony Levin- stick bass
  • Benjamin Orr- background vocals
  • Roland Orzabal- guitar, background vocals
  • E. Smith- guitar
  • Andy Topeka – programming, synclavier, technical maintenance
  • Ross Cullum – engineer
  • Joe Barbaria – mixing
  • Nick Egan– design
  • Arthur Eigort – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek except where noted.

  1. Keep on Laughin’
  2. True to You
  3. Emotion in Motion
  4. Look in Your Eyes
  5. Coming for You
  6. Mystery
  7. True Love
  8. F.J.
  9. Hello Darkness – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  10. This Side of Paradise

On August 8, 1995.

On August 8, 1995, “Elektra” label released “Penthouse”, the third Luna album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Sorcerer Studios” in New York, and was produced by Mario Salvati, Sean Eden, Justin Harwood, Pat McCarthy, Stanley Demeski, and Dean Wareham.

Personnel:

  • Dean Wareham– vocals, guitars
  • Sean Eden – guitar
  • Justin Harwood– bass guitar, theremin, mellotron, string arrangements
  • Stanley Demeski – drums, percussion, vibes
  • Lætitia Sadier– vocals
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello, string arrangements
  • Tom Verlaine– electric 12-string  and electric guitar
  • Matt Buzzell – backing vocals
  • Lou Sciancalepore, Dave Voigt, Susanne Dyer – assistant engineer
  • Mastered by Greg Calbi

Track listing:

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

  1. Chinatown
  2. Sideshow by the Seashore
  3. Moon Palace
  4. Double Feature
  5. 23 Minutes in Brussels
  6. Lost in Space
  7. Rhythm King
  8. Kalamazoo
  9. Hedgehog
  10. Freakin’ and Peakin’

 

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Warner Bros” label released “Dreamtime”, the second Tom Verlaine solo studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “A&R”, “RPM” and “Penny Lane Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Verlaine.

Personnel:

  • Tom Verlaine – guitars, bass, vocals
  • Ritchie Fliegler – guitars
  • Fred Smith– bass
  • Donnie Nossov – bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums
  • Rich Teeter– drums
  • Bruce Brody– keyboards
  • Robert Clifford – engineer
  • David Chenkin, John Terelle, Steve Ett – assistant engineers
  • George Delmerico – design
  • James Hamilton – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Verlaine.

  1. There’s a Reason
  2. Penetration
  3. Always
  4. The Blue Robe
  5. Without a Word
  6. Mr Blur
  7. Fragile
  8. A Future in Noise
  9. Down on the Farm
  10. Mary Marie

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Elektra” label released “Adventure”, the second Television studio album. It was recorded September-November 1977, at “Soundmixers” and “Record Plant” in New York, and was produced by John Jansen.

Personnel:

  • Tom Verlaine– lead vocals, guitar, piano, production
  • Richard Lloyd– guitar, vocals
  • Fred Smith– bass, vocals
  • Billy Ficca– drums
  • John Jansen – engineer
  • Craig Bishop, Gray Russell, Jay Borden – engineer
  • Paul Jansen – art direction
  • Gerrit Van Der Meer – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Verlaine, except where noted.

  1. Glory
  2. Days – Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd
  3. Foxhole
  4. Careful
  5. Carried Away
  6. The Fire
  7. Ain’t That Nothin’
  8. The Dream’s Dream

 

 

 

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 18, 1996.

Gone_Again

On June 18, 1996, “Arista” label released “Gone Again”, the sixth Patti Smith album. Recording and production of the album was preceded by the deaths of many of Smith’s close people, including her husband Fred “Sonic” Smith, her brother Todd, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Sohl and Kurt Cobain. It was recorded in 1996, at “Electric Lady Studios” and was produced by Malcolm Burn and Lenny Kaye. In 1999 “Rolling Stone” magazine placed “Gone Again” on its list of “The Essential Recordings of the ’90s”.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, production
  • Luis Resto– keyboards
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums
  • Tony Shanahan– bass
  • Oliver Ray– guitar, whistle, photography, feedback
  • Tom Verlaine– guitar
  • Whit Smith – guitar
  • Brian Sperber – guitar, engineer
  • César Díaz– guitar
  • Eileen Ivers– fiddle
  • Greg Calbi –mastering
  • Hearn Gadbois –percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Jeff Buckley– vocals
  • John Cale– organ
  • Kimberly Smith –mandolin
  • Malcolm Burn– engineering, dulcimer, guitar
  • Patrick McCarthy– mixing
  • Rick Kiernan –saw
  • John Angello –mixing
  • Roy Cicala– mixing
  • Angela Skouras –design
  • Annie Leibovitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Gone Again – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  2. Beneath the Southern Cross – Patti Smith, Lenny kaye
  3. About a Boy – Patti Smith
  4. My Madrigal – Patti Smith, Fred “Sonic” Smith
  5. Summer Cannibals – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  6. Dead to the World – Patti Smith
  7. Wing – Patti Smith
  8. Ravens – Patti Smith
  9. Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
  10. Fireflies – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray
  11. Farewell Ree – Patti Smith

 

On April 17, 2007.

Twelve_-_Patti_Smith

On April 17, 2007, “Columbia” label released “Twelve” album by Patti Smith. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Patti Smith.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, clarinet
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion, accordion
  • Tony Shanahan– bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Andi Ostrowe – live sound mixing
  • Barre Duryea – bass
  • David Bett – art direction
  • Duncan Webster – guitar
  • Emery Dobyns – engineering, mixing
  • Flea– bass
  • Giovanni Sollima– cello
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jack Petruzelli – guitar
  • Jackson Smith – guitar
  • Jesse Smith – backing vocals
  • John Cohen– banjo
  • Luis Resto– piano
  • Mario Resto – drums
  • Paul Nowinski – double bass
  • Peter Stampfel– fiddle
  • Rich Robinson– dulcimer, guitar
  • Sam Shepard– banjo
  • Steven Sebring– photography
  • Tom Verlaine– guitar
  • Walker Shepard – banjo

Track listing:

  1. Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  3. Helpless – Neil Young
  4. Gimme Shelter – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  5. Within You Without You – George Harrison
  6. White Rabbit – Grace Slick
  7. Changing of the Guards – Bob Dylan
  8. The Boy in the Bubble – Paul Simon, Forere Motioheola
  9. Soul Kitchen – Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger
  10. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
  11. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  12. Pastime Paradise – Stevie Wonder
  13. Everybody Hurts (bonus tracks) – Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe

 

On March 3, 1978.

Easter

On March 3, 1978, “Arista” label released “Easter”, the third Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Record Plant” in New York, and “House of Music” in West Orange, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion
  • Ivan Kral– bass guitar, vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Brody– keyboards, synthesizer
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards
  • John Paul Fetta – bass
  • Andi Ostrowe – percussion
  • Jim Maxwell – bagpipes
  • Tom Verlaine– arrangements
  • Lynn Goldsmith– cover photography
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– insert photography
  • Cindy Black – insert photography
  • John Roberts – insert photography
  • Maude Gilman – insert design

Track listing:

  1. Till Victory – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  2. Space Monkey – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Tom Verlaine
  3. Because the Night – Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen
  4. Ghost Dance – Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye
  5. Babelogue – Patti Smith
  6. Rock’n’Roll Nigger – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  7. Privilege (Set me Free) – Mel London, Mike Leander, Psalm 23
  8. We Three – Patti Smith
  9. 25th Floor – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  10. High on Rebellion – Patti Smith
  11. Easter – Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty