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THUMBS – Thumbs – (Ramona Records) – 1979

    Now this is obscure.   I bought this on a $1 whim because it was on an obscure label from the US and was from 1979.   I expected faux US new wave.   And largely that’s what … Continue reading

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GERMS – (GI) – (Slash) – 1979

Well this takes me back.   This album has been a long time coming for me. I never could afford it at the time and my entire Germs catalogue amounted to a couple of tracks on a couple of Slash … Continue reading

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GLEN CAMPBELL – Highwayman – (Capitol) – 1979

what Frank is listening to #232 – GLEN CAMPBELL – Highwayman – (Capitol) – 1979 Check my other comments for background on Campbell, if you need them.   I have always had reservations about Glen’s mid-period recordings and in one of … Continue reading

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MICKEY NEWBURY – The Sailor – (ABC) – 1979

what Frank is listening to #205 – MICKEY NEWBURY – The Sailor – (ABC) – 1979 Hey, I've done 3 other Newbury albums so a fair chunk of the below is a rehash (from what Frank is listening to #146 – … Continue reading

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THE BEAT – The Beat – (CBS) – 1979

This album was always going to be approached favourably by me, after all, lead singer Collins was in the Nerves with Peter Case. I went through a big Peter Case / Plimsouls stage in the 80s. So I figured this … Continue reading

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THE DUKES – Self Titled – (Warner Brothers) – 1979

I had no idea who this band were though I thought they were American. As it turns out they are English.    Unfortunately this is dire regardless which side of the Atlantic they are from.   This is a second … Continue reading

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LANI HALL – Double or Nothing – (A&M) – 1979

what Frank is listening to #68 – LANI HALL – Double or Nothing – (A&M) – 1979 "Double or Nothing"? … I'll take nothing.   I didn't know who Lani Hall was but the look of the album didn't hold … Continue reading

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THE ROCHES – Self Titled – (Warner Brothers) – 1979

 what Frank is listening to #63 – THE ROCHES – Self Titled – (Warner Brothers) – 1979 I hadn't heard of "The Roches" before but the LP looked sufficiently interesting, though slightly arty (I didn't reach for my handgun).   … Continue reading

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DAVID JOHANSEN – In Style – (Epic) – 1979

what Frank is listening to #49 – DAVID JOHANSEN – In Style – (Epic) – 1979 I suppose no musical biography of Johansen is necessary but I will copy this from allmusic.com as a chameleon like quality applies to this … Continue reading

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NEIL LARSEN – High Gear – (A&M) – 1979

 what Frank is listening to #25 – NEIL LARSEN – High Gear – (A&M) – 1979 I suppose I bought this one because of the cover art and the back cover art (a picture of a late 50s pink corvette) … Continue reading

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