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On April 25, 1989.

On April 25, 1989, “Geffen” label released the self-titled, debut Blue Murder album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “Little Mountain Sound Studios” in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by Bob Rock.


  • John Sykes– lead vocals, guitars
  • Tony Franklin- bass, backing vocals
  • Carmine Appice- drums, backing vocals
  • Nik Green – keyboards
  • John Webster- additional keyboard programming
  • Mike Fraser- engineer, mixing
  • Chris Taylor, Ken Lomis – assistant engineers
  • Greg Fulginiti, John Golden – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by John Sykes, except where noted.

  1. Riot
  2. Sex Child
  3. Valley of the Kings – John Sykes, Tony Martin
  4. Jelly Roll
  5. Blue Murder – Carmine Appice, John Sykes, Tony Franklin
  6. Out of Love
  7. Billy
  8. Ptolemy
  9. Black-Hearted Woman – Carmine Appice, Tony Franklin, John Sykes

On November 13, 2001.

On November 13, 2001, “Stony Plain Records” label released “Remembering Leadbelly”, the final Long John Baldry studio album, completed in his lifetime. It was recorded in 2001, at “Music Lab Recording”, “Sebastian and Dolly’s Hutch”, “Skeena’s Place” in Vancouver, Canada, and “Halve Recording Studios” in Hamburg, Germany.


  • Long John Baldry- vocals, 12-string guitar
  • Kathi McDonald- vocals
  • Hans Stamer- vocals, national steel guitar, harmonica, jews harp, trumpet
  • Chris Nordquist- drums, hans-on drums, finger cymbals
  • John Lee Sanders– vocals, piano, organ, keyboard tuba, keyboard accordion, harmonica, keyboards
  • Andreas Schuld– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, Russian zither, e-bow, percussion, claps, foot, national steel, slide
  • Norm Fisher- acoustic bass
  • Jesse Zubot- fiddle, mandolin, violin
  • Butch Coulter- harmonica
  • Tom Colclough- clarinet
  • Sybel Thrasher- vocals
  • Tyee Montessori Elementary School- backing vocals
  • Holger Peterson – executive producer
  • Peter Moore – mastering
  • Holger Peterson – bonus track interviews
  • Special thanks to Alan Lomax

Track listing:

All tracks by Leadbelly.

  1. Lining Track
  2. Gallows Pole
  3. Midnight Special
  4. Take This Hammer
  5. Rock Island Line
  6. Good Morning Blues
  7. Go Down Old Hannah
  8. Birmingham Jail
  9. Here Rattler
  10. Easy Rider Blues
  11. We’re In The Same Boat Brother
  12. John Hardy
  13. Digging My Potatoes
  14. On A Christmas Day
  15. Mary Don’t You Weep
  16. We Shall Walk Through The Valley
  17. Alan Lomax Interview
  18. Long John Baldry Interview

On May 17, 1981.

On May 17, 1981, “Park Avenue” label released “Youth of America”, the second Wipers studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Wave Sound Studios” in Vancouver, Washington, and was produced by Greg Sage.


  • Greg Sage– vocals, guitar, piano, production, recording
  • Brad Davidson – bass guitar, tape operation assistance
  • Dave Koupal – bass guitar
  • Brad Naish – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Sage.

  1. Talking Too Long
  2. Can This Be
  3. Pushing the Extreme
  4. When It’s Over
  5. No Fair
  6. Youth of America


On February 22, 2000.

On February 22, 2000, “Mint/Bloodshot Records” label released “Furnace Room Lullaby”, the second Neko Case and Her Boyfriends studio album. It was recorded 1998 – 1999, at “Miller Block” in Vancouver, BC, “Gas Station” in Toronto, ON, “Uberstudio” in Chicago, IL, and was produced by Neko Case and Darryl Neudorf.


  1. Neko Case – vocals, tambourine
  2. Travis Good – acoustic guitar
  3. Henri Sangalang, Scott Betts- bass
  4. Don Kerr, Joel Trueblood- drums
  5. John Ramberg, Travis Good – electric guitar
  6. John Ramberg, Kelly Hogan – backing vocals
  7. Darryl Neudorf, Dale Morningstar, Franky Pett – recording
  8. Peter Moore – mastering
  9. Darryl Neudorf, Ryen Froggatt – mixing
  10. Randy Iwata – artwork
  11. Jannie McInnes, Erica Henderson, Bill Roberts, Nova Devonie, Jason Zumpano – photography

Track listing:

  1. Set Out Running – Neko Case
  2. Guided by Wire – Scott Betts, Neko Case, John Ramberg, Joel Trueblood
  3. Porchlight – Neko Case, Brian Connelly, Don Kerr, Ron Sexsmith
  4. Mood to Burn Bridges – Scott Betts, Neko Case, Brian Connelly, Joel Trueblood
  5. No Need to Cry – Scott Betts, Neko Case, Brian Connelly, Joel Trueblood
  6. Twist the Night – Ryan Adams, Neko Case, Brian Connelly, Mike Daley, John Ramberg
  7. Thrice All American – Scott Betts, Neko Case, Brian Connelly, John Ramberg, Joel Trueblood
  8. We’ve Never Met – Neko Case, Don Kerr, Ron Sexsmith
  9. Whio the Blankets – Scott Betts, Neko Case, Brian Connelly, Joel Trueblood
  10. South Tacoma Way – Scott Betts, Neko Case, Btian Connelly, Joel Trueblood
  11. Bought and Sold – Neko Case, John Ramberg
  12. Furnace Room Lullaby – Neko Case, Travis Good

On January 24, 1995.

On January 24, 1995, “Warner Bros” label released “Balance”, the tenth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded May – September, 1994, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, “Little Mountain Sound Studios” in  Vancouver, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. In 2004, the album was certified 3 x Platinum, in US by the “RIAA”.


  • Eddie Van Halen– lead guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass, background vocals
  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, percussion
  • Steve Lukather– background vocals
  • The Monks of Gyuto Tantric University – chants
  • Mike Fraser– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Erwin Musper – engineer
  • Mike Plotnikoff – engineer
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Glen Wexler – photography (front cover)

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar  and  Alex Van Halen.

  1. The Seventh Seal
  2. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
  3. Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Big Fat Money
  6. Strung Out
  7. Not Enough
  8. Aftershock
  9. Doin’ Time
  10. Baluchitherium
  11. Take Me Back (Déjà Vu)
  12. Feelin’

On June 27, 2006.

On June 27, 2006, “Atlantic” label released “Billy Talent II”, the second Billy Talent studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver, and was produced by Gavin “Golden” Brown and Ian D’Sa.


  • Ben Kowalewicz- lead vocals
  • Ian D’Sa- guitar, vocals
  • Jon Gallant- bass, backing vocals
  • Aaron Solowoniuk- drums
  • Gavin Brown– tambourine
  • Eric Ratz – engineer
  • Steve Blair, Mary Gormley – A&R
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Kenny Luong – digital editing
  • Liz Barrett – art producer
  • Kim Kinakin, Henry Fong – artwork
  • Kim Kinakin – package design
  • Henry Fong – cover illustration
  • Ian D’Sa – art direction
  • Dustin Rabin – photography

Track listing:

  1. Devil in a Midnight Mass
  2. Red Flag
  3. This Suffering
  4. Worker Bees
  5. Pins and Needles
  6. Fallen Leaves
  7. Where Is the Line?
  8. Covered in Cowardice
  9. Surrender
  10. The Navy Song
  11. Perfect World
  12. Sympathy
  13. Burn the Evidence


On June 14, 1994.

On June 14, 1994, “Blackheart” / “Warner Bros” labels released “Pure and Simple”, the ninth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “Studio Works 11”, “Music Palace” in New York,
“Armoury Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, “Bad Animals Studio” in Seattle, Washington, “Indigo Ranch” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, Ed Stasium, Desmond Child, Jim Vallance and Joan Jett.


  • Joan Jett– lead vocals, guitars
  • Tony “Bruno” Rey- lead guitars
  • Kenny Aaronson- bass
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Ricky Byrd, John Marshall, Billy Karren, Blake Brocksmith – guitar
  • Mike Howe, Kathleen Hanna– vocals
  • Chuck Kentis – keyboards
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa – engineer, digital editing
  • Lance Clark – digital editing
  • Carl Glanville, Lee Anthony, Tim Donovan, Mike Thompson, Neil Perry, Danny Kadar, Adam Kasper, Delwyn Brooks, Chuck Johnson – assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Go Home – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  2. Eye to Eye – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  3. Spinster – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  4. Torture – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  5. Rubber & Glue – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  6. As I Am – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  7. Activity Grrrl – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  8. Insecure – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  9. Wonderin’ – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  10. Consumed – Joan Jett, Thommy Price
  11. You Got a Problem – Joan Jett, Desmond Child, Kathleen Hanna
  12. Brighter Day – Joan Jett, Desmond Child