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4 Rare 80s Albums [Part 58] Glam Rock, New Wave [CRACKED]

"It was completely successful, and that's such a rare thing," says Sun City organizer and coproducer Steve "Little Steven" Van Zandt, who rallied dozens of top rock, funk, rap and jazz acts to work on the project. "Issue-oriented events and records can be very frustrating, because you really don't see the results, whether it's feeding people in Ethiopia or raising money for AIDS research. Our goal was to stop performers from going there, and to this day no major artists of any integrity have played Sun City."

4 Rare 80s Albums [Part 58] Glam Rock, New Wave

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A Vegas-style recreation center with glamorous hotels, gambling casinos, showrooms and spas, Sun City is located in Bophuthatswana, one of South Africa's so-called "homeland" regions, where Zulus were relocated without their consent. In efforts to legitimize the area, Sun City has offered vast sums to entertainers to perform there. Some of the acts that have done so in years past include Rod Stewart, Queen and Linda Ronstadt. Although executives at the resort frequently try to downplay the realities of apartheid, the Sun City complex has become a symbol of the opulence that whites enjoy at the expense of the country's black natives.

The Cars are an American rock band that emerged as part of the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts, and its core members were singer-songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes, and drummer David Robinson.

Cheap Trick is a band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1974. The band's classic lineup consisted of singer Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and drummer Bun E. Carlos. With its own brand of pop-influenced hard rock, Cheap Trick released a string of successful albums in the 70s, including their self-titled debut in 1977 and Heaven Tonight in 1978.

T. Rex was a glam rock band formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band was initially known as Tyrannosaurus Rex and released four psychedelic folk albums. In 1969, Bolan shortened the name to T. Rex and began releasing rock-oriented singles.

The Stranglers - Black and White [United Artists UAK 30222] original UK issue, 1978, c/w free 7" white vinyl single and rare insert. The LP record is in VG+ condition, full gloss, bright and clean, the labels are in EX+ condition, very bright and clean, the sleeve and inner sleeve are in EX- condition, being clean. The 7" free white vinyl single is in EX+ condition as is the labels, comes complete with it's black die-cut sleeve and two sided insert, a good original punk/new wave package from the late 70's

Watch this video on YouTubeClick to load video1: Patti SmithPunk poet Patti Smith needs no introduction. Her blending of rock and poetry on her 1975 debut album, Horses, made her an iconic figure in rock, particularly the NYC punk scene. Generations of fans venerate her as one of the best female rock singers of all time, while Smith has also become an author lauded for her many literary works, especially her memoir, Just Kids. Like so many of the greatest rock musicians, Smith was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and continues to be an icon for all aspiring musicians.

The Professor of Rock channel on YouTube is focused on 80s glam rock and new wave music. He also has a segment called the professor of rock where he discusses rock and roll music in general. There is also a segment called vinyl community where he discusses the world of collecting vinyl records. In addition to music, he also covers entertainment news.

Myk Playlist is a YouTube channel dedicated to glam rock music. You can expect to find videos of Rock music, Music, and Pop music. If you're a fan of glam rock, or just looking for something new to listen to, Myk Playlist is a great channel to check out.

The Kandra YouTube channel is a collection of glam rock music videos. The channel's creator, Kandra, is a music fan who loves to shop at department stores like Bershka and HM. She has created fashion playlists and shopping videos to share with other shoppers.

Noisey is a YouTube channel owned by Vice Media. It is dedicated to music and music culture, with a focus on glam rock. The channel has a series called The Creators Project, which spotlights artists and bands. It also has a series called Noisey Nights, which is a party series that goes behind the scenes of some of the biggest music events.

Idol first made a splash in the latter half of the '70s with the British punk band Generation X. In the '80s, he went on to a solo career combining rock, pop, and punk into a distinct sound that transformed him and his musical partner, guitarist Steve Stevens, into icons. They have racked up multiple GRAMMY nominations, in addition to one gold, one double platinum, and four platinum albums thanks to hits like "Cradle Of Love," "Flesh For Fantasy," and "Eyes Without A Face."

But then I watched interviews with some of the actors about coming to grips with the parts they were playing. And they were saying, we knew punk rock happened but just didn't know any of the details. So I thought well, there you go. If ["Pistol" is] informing a lot of people who wouldn't know anything about punk rock, maybe that's what's good about it.

96. Ellen Allien & Apparat: Orchestra of Bubbles [Bpitch Control] 2006German electronic artists Ellen Allien and Apparat both have impressive catalogs of excellent albums but it's their collaborative effort, Orchestra of Bubbles, that merits an hour on the dancefloor. Apparat's glitch love is balanced by Allien's bass fetish and somehow their individual strands of esoteria collide in the dark for a rare techno masterpiece that is also irrepressibly very danceable.

Few bands captured the kinetic energy of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as effortlessly as Judas Priest. In an era that saw the decreasing popularity of bands like Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, the Birmingham quintet saw opportunity. Their volatile mix of searing metal, progressive rock, new wave, and blue-collared bar band brutality drew fans from every genre. While their influence on the hair metal renaissance of the mid- to late '80s is undeniable, it's this early work that helped mold seminal groups like Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Mötley Crüe. Sony/Legacy's career-spanning, four-CD box set Metalogy -- nestled in a dog collar-studded case -- is the first collection to chronicle the entire history of the band, from its 1974 debut to the Tim "Ripper" Owens-led Demolition. Discs one and two of the 65-track onslaught focus on the group's electrifying metamorphosis from chiffon-wearing, Gull Records recording artists to the leather-and-gun metal force of nature that redefined heavy metal during the late '70s/early '80s. The differences between the forgettable Rocka Rolla and the prog rock epic Sad Wings of Destiny are jarring, showcasing a band that couldn't decide whether or not it wanted to emulate Nazareth or Queen. Thankfully, it's the latter that prevailed, and what followed was a Bowie-esque transformation that united both rockers and mods with a hidden fetish for the glam rock sensibilities of the era, and it wasn't long before the fantasy-rock musings of songs like "Tyrant" evolved into motorcycle/sex rave-ups like "Breaking the Law" and "Livin' After Midnight."

Twenty Twenty-One was another one for the books, that also zoomed by as we tried to get back to normal after the first wave of Covid, and normal fought back and we now seem to be right back where the year started. After a year of basically no live music, shows started to happen again. Things got loud again. The first show I went to I forgot to bring earplugs, and the sheer volume of guitars plugged into amps felt like a shock. In a good way, but I still wadded some cocktail napkins in my ears. Concerts may have stopped but music did not, and lockdown inspired records that may not have happened otherwise. Many of my favorites of this year were made during all of it -- Covid, Black Lives Matter, the wild presidential election -- and yet 2020's albums, which were largely made pre-pandemic, felt angrier and darker. Maybe it was just the environment they were released into.

14. Dean Wareham - I Have Nothing to Say to the Mayor of LA (Double Feature Records)Dean Wareham found his lane on Galaxie 500's 1988 debut and has rarely swerved from the warm strum that Lou Reed gave the world 20-some years prior. You wouldn't want it any other way, as Wareham has honed this lazy, soft and slow style into one that is uniquely his own and never goes out of style. Following a couple covers albums, Dean gives us his first batch of original material in seven years and he's clearly been saving up the good stuff. Songs like "Cashing In," "Why Are We in Vietnam?" and "The Last Word" ripple with wry wit, wistful ruminations of the folly of youth and raggedly elegant solos, all while making the most of those same four or five chords.

1. audiobooks - Astro Tough (Heavenly)Now! (in a minute), the 2018 debut album by duo audiobooks (aka David Wrench and Evangeline Ling), was one of the weirdest, most wonderful surprises of that year. It was a record that defied categorization or description of any kind, apart from "totally bananas but awesome." The question wasn't how would they follow it up, but if they would at all. The album was such a rare bird, it had "One-Off" written all over it. But Wrench and Ling have done it again, and somehow Astro Tough is both much further out there and more approachable than their debut. The first take spontaneity of the Now! gets edited and shaped into things that more resemble what most people consider "songs," with choruses and occasionally middle eighths, and yet it's still the most bonkers pop record you're likely to hear from 2021. It's also totally brilliant, mixing synthpop, heavy prog and psych, postpunk, spoken word, performance art, disco, techno, dub reggae, '60s pop, '70s glam and most of The Fall's catalog into a mortar while Ling pulverizes it via a bravura vocal performance that should really get her some voiceover work. She is the glue, the beating heart, the mischievous gremlin, the precocious child and wild horse of audiobooks that electrifies every song. (Her utterance of "Uh! Yuck" on "Blue Tits" may be the best two seconds on the album.) None of it would work, though, without Wrench's inspired production and inventive arrangements that make Astro Tough so fun and replayable. It may still be too unpidgeonholable for many but for those who like their pop cut with a giant splash of eccentrism, audiobooks are the genuine weirdo geniuses you're looking for. 041b061a72


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