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JOHN HIATT– Two Bit Monsters – (MCA) – 1980

I have quite a few John Hiatt albums but of the ones I have heard he hasn’t really “done it” for me. I do have this feeling that I should like him more. I feel that because I like what he … Continue reading

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THE FOOLS – Sold Out – (EMI) – 1980

Maybe I'll get some extra google hits if I quote artist and title in conjunction with yesterday's federal election in Australia? I had not heard of The Fools before but picked up the record because the sleeve made them look … Continue reading

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WILLIE NILE – Willie Nile – (Arista) – 1980

I never really listened to any Willie Nile before even though I’ve seen this album many times. I assumed he was another rock n roller snapped up and taken for a ride with the new wave. And that’s about right. … Continue reading

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DAVID ESSEX – Hot Love – (Mercury) – 1980

I have commented on a David Essex album in the past and I had this to say   I like David Essex. A dirty little secret? No !   Essex is one of the few contemporary artists I recollect liking … Continue reading

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DIRTY LOOKS – Dirty Looks – (Stiff) – 1980

This is another album I have had for over 20 years which I was going to “cull” at one stage but it only made it to the “maybe” pile. So, here it is…again…   One could be forgiven for thinking … Continue reading

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THE SILENCERS – Rock ‘n’ Roll Enforcers – (Epic) – 1980

I hope they didn’t pick the album name.   Only The Dictators, Radio Birdman and maybe The Hitmen, can get away with that sort of title when there is no irony intended.   Still, when I was a kid, I … Continue reading

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THE CROOKS – Just Released – (Blueprint) – 1980

what Frank is listening to #202 – THE CROOKS – Just Released – (Blueprint) –  1980 Sorry this didn't go out yesterday …I was knackered.   I had never heard of these guys before but one listen to the record gives … Continue reading

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THE JIM CARROLL BAND – Catholic Boy – (ATCO) – 1980

I welcome another couple of bods to this list … who I have migrated over from another list … I have Carroll's "Dry Dreams" album which is quite good but this is his better known album with his "well known" tracks. … Continue reading

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STEVIE WONDER – Hotter Than July – (Motown) – 1980

Well of course Stevie Wonder is a legend as a result of being one of the most influential acts in soul music. What I have always liked about Wonder is his inventiveness and his energy. He transcends straight soul and incorporates … Continue reading

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VARDIS – 100 M.P.H. – (7 Records) – 1980

 what Frank is listening to #54- VARDIS – 100 M.P.H. – (7 Records") – 1980 I had never heard of Vardis before I picked this up but, given the cover art, it was definitely going to be hard rock. It's just … Continue reading

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