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Pink Floyd “Dark Side Of The Moon” (B)

Not a single “best of” album list would be complete without “The Dark Side of the Moon”.  Pink Floyd recorded this at Abbey Road studios in the second half of 1972 and release it in the spring of 1973.  From there it spent 9-hundred 17 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 45 million copies.  The themes of mental illness, death, and mental illness couple with the production help of Alan Parsons, voices of friends, and the craftsmanship of the band has propelled this work be one of the best in rock.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Rush “Moving Pictures” (A)

“Moving Pictures” is the eighth studio album by the Canadian band Rush. This album has become the band’s highest-selling album in the United States, peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200, and it remains the band’s most commercially successful recording. The album was one of the first to be certified multi-platinum by the RIAA. Moving Pictures is one of two Rush albums listed in ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced” (A)

There is only one album that can encompass some of the prime music of the psychedelic era, be one of the best guitar albums of all time, and be perhaps the ultimate debut album.  That album is “Are You Experienced” from The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  This 1967 landmark album broke musical boundaries and boasts signature sounds of the late 1960s.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Radiohead “The Bends” (A)

“The Bends” is the second studio album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 13 March 1995. The Bends marked the beginning of a shift in aesthetics and themes for the band, with greater use of keyboards, and more abrasive guitar tracks while balancing with subtler ones. The Bends received greater critical acclaim than their first release, receiving an enthusiastic critical reaction. Sales-wise, The Bends achieved triple platinum sales certifications in the UK and in Canada, as well as platinum sales certifications in the United States. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Elvis Costello “Get Happy” (A)

Elvis Costello was enjoying a run of three albums and decided to change directions with his 1980 album “Get Happy!!”  The album, his third with The Attractions had heavy doses of R&B, ska, and soul mixed with a retro look to its artwork.  This was a departure from the New Wave sound and some have said it was penance for slurs Costello made while intoxicated.  After a number of plays, the songs have some hidden depths and really start to shine.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Smashing Pumpkins “Siamese Dreams” (A)

“Siamese Dream” is the second studio album by The Smashing Pumpkins, released on July 27, 1993. The album fused diverse influences such as grunge, shoegazing, heavy metal and progressive rock. Siamese Dream debuted at number ten on the Billboard charts, and eventually sold over four million copies in the U.S., and over six million worldwide. Siamese Dream has widely been regarded as one of the best albums of the 1990s, and in 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 362 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” (A)

Very few albums have sold 45 copies worldwide.  Fleetwood Mac has accomplished that with their 1977 album “Rumours”.  Barring the actually rumors about the band in the press the album was praised by critics as having “raw emotion” coupled with a more consistent and eccentric sounds than their earlier works.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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The Doors “The Doors” (A)

“The Doors” is the eponymous debut album by the Doors, recorded in August 1966 and officially released on January 4, 1967. The album features the breakthrough single “Light My Fire”. The album was ranked number 42 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The original album has sold 20 million copies, and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame; “Light My Fire” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame under the category, “Rock (track)”. In 2015, the Library of Congress selected The Doors for inclusion in the National Recording Registry based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Blondie “Parallel Lines” (A)

Years after their release albums are looked at to see how they influenced releases after it.  1979’s “Parallel Lines” from Blondie brought the look and sound of the 80’s New Wave movement to the public.  It is garnered as a creative and commercial masterpiece with tracks like “One Way or Another” and “Hanging on The Telephone” helping make it this most successful album.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” (A)

“Couldn’t Stand the Weather” is the second studio album by American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. It was released on May 15, 1984, by Epic Records as the follow-up to the band’s critically and commercially successful 1983 album, Texas Flood. Recording sessions took place in January 1984 at the Power Station in New York City. The album went to No. 31 on the Billboard 200 chart; And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Peter Gabriel “3” (B)

Peter Gabriel had defied the norm by walking away from Genesis in 1975 and naming a number of his albums simply, “Peter Gabriel”.  The third of those albums included notable personnel like Kate Bush, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Phil Collins, and Paul Weller.  It included Gabriel’s first top-10 hit, “Games Without Frontiers” and protest song, “Biko” (bee-coh).  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Bruce Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (A)

“Darkness on the Edge of Town” is the fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in the late spring of 1978. The album marked the end of a three-year gap between albums brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel. Although the album did not produce high-charting singles, Badlands, Prove it All Night and The Promised Land did help it remain on the charts for 97 weeks. A steady seller in Springsteen’s catalogue, it has been certified triple-platinum by the RIAA. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it at #151 on their list of the greatest albums of all time. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” (A)

The 4-album run in the late 60s and early 70s from the Rolling Stones is considered the best in pop music history.  The peak of that run is 1971’s “Sticky Fingers”.  The blues-rock influence was in full speed on this album as was The Stones’ ability to shock.  This album was the first time the “Lips and Tongue” image was used, but is showed a…suggestive album cover featuring a pair of tight fitting jeans on a man.  With tracks like “Brown Sugar”, “Wild Horses” and, “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”, “Sticky Fingers” was The Rolling Stone’s at the raunchy best.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” (A)

“The Dark Side of the Moon” is the eighth album by the English rock band Pink Floyd. Originally released on 1 March 1973. The Dark Side of the Moon was an immediate success; it topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for a week and remained in the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling worldwide. It has been remastered and re-released twice, and covered in its entirety by several other acts. It produced two singles, “Money” and “Us and Them”, and is the band’s most popular album among fans and critics, and has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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The Cars “Candy-O” (B)

Although not any part, musically for the album, the artwork for “Candy-O” from the Cars is iconic.  Alberto Vargas’ pin-up art is the start of this 1979 work that received a positive critical reception.  With this second release, “Candy-O” line-up of classic songs solidified The Cars as being one of the best rock bands leading into the 1980s with its lively and constructed production.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Traffic “John Barleycorn Must Die” (A)

“John Barleycorn Must Die” is the fourth studio album by the English band Traffic, released in 1970. It peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200, their highest charting album in the US, and has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. In addition, the single “Empty Pages” spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 74. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Steely Dan “Royal Scam” (A)

Guitar was the prominent instrument on the Steely Dan album, “The Royal Scam”.  It featured solos from the likes of Larry Carlton and Elliot Randall.  The album also featured the drum work of Bernard Purdie and a pre-Eagles Timothy B. Schmit.  When it was first released in the 1976 it was not highly rated, but has over years, become one of Steely Dan’s best works.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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R.E.M. “Document” (A)

“Document” is the fifth studio album by the band R.E.M. It was released in 1987, and the first album on which the band worked with producer Scott Litt. The album’s clear production and muscular rock riffs helped to move the band towards mainstream success. This release not only launched “The One I Love,” R.E.M.’s first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (it reached number nine), but also gave them their first platinum album. Rolling Stone Magazine included the album in their list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s (in 41st place), and then ranked it number 470 on 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Stevie Wonder “Innervisions” (A)

There are not many things music critics can agree upon.  Many have said, and have agreed, that Stevie Wonder’s 1973 album “Inner visions” is his greatest work.  It was a fan favorite as well as the album charted for over a year.  It covered a variety of hot topics of the day including drug abuse, and racism.  Wonder also worked on a majority of album on his own, cementing him as one of the best artists of the century.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Grateful Dead “Blues for Allah” (A)

“Blues for Allah” is the eighth studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded between February 27 and May 7, 1975, and originally released on September 1, 1975. Blues for Allah is one the group’s highest-charting albums, having peaked at #12 in Billboard shortly after its release. Several tracks on the album were performed regularly for the rest of the Dead’s career, such as “Crazy Fingers”, “The Music Never Stopped” and “Help on the Way / Slipknot! / Franklin’s Tower” suite. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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The Beatles “Revolver” (B)

When the Beatles set out to record their seventh studio album at Abbey Road studios they continued their style and experimentation.  1966’s “Revolver” included classical strings, Indian-music backing and a variety of production techniques.  Some of those techniques were used for the first time on the album.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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Koko Taylor “The Earthshaker”  (B) 9521.wav

There are certain women of the blues that inspired not just women of the blues but of all styles of music.  Koko Talyor did just that.  Even though some of the songs on her 1978 album “The Earthshaker” were written and performed by men, Taylor made them hers with her rough powerful voice. And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night.

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Blind Faith “Blind Faith” (A)

The self-titled and only studio release from super group Blind Faith featured 2-thirds of Cream, Eric Clapton & Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech.  At the time Cream was a huge success while Steve Winwood wasn’t known in North America at the time.  The 1969 album charted at number 1 in a number of countries around the world.  And that’s why this is a perfect album side on 90.5 The Night”.

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On-Air Blog

Fresh Tracks 27 September 2016

BOB WEIR & GRACE POTTER – FRIEND OF THE DEVIL (LIVE) from Dear Jerry compilation
WILCO – SOMEONE TO LOSE from Schmilco
TALL HEIGHTS – RIVER WIDER from Neptune
PAUL CAUTHEN – I’LL BE THE ONE from My Gospel
BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY – THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL from Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad
KIEFER SUTHERLAND – CAN’T STAY AWAY from Down in A Hole
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO – HEARTBEAT SMILE from Burn Something Beautiful
BONE AND MARROW – DEFENSE MECHANISM from Introspectator
IAN MELLENCAMP – SHOW ME LOVE from Free AF EP
CAROLINE REESE & THE DRIFTING FIFTH – SNAKE EYES from Tenderfoot
THE PRETENDERS – HOLY COMMOTION from Alone
STING – I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT YOU from 57th & 9th
BUTCH WALKER – STAY GOLD from Stay Gold
WAITING FOR HENRY – MUSCONETCONG from Town Called Patience
MORGAN DELT – SOME SUNSICK DAY from Phase Zero

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