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Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

Satur-debut – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS “THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS”

They Might Be Giants are most certainly songwriting giants and that was obvious from the start. I’ve already written about the offbeat brilliance of their eponymous debut twice, first in … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Satur-debut – THE SMITHEREENS “ESPECIALLY FOR YOU”

I’ve already discussed the debut album from New Jersey’s The Smithereens twice, first in the Great Out Of The Gate series in 2015 and then the following year in the … Continue reading

January 18, 2020 · 12 Comments

Satur-debut – THE FIRM “THE FIRM”

Excitement was high when the guitarist from my favorite band had joined forces with one of my favorite singers (whose band, Bad Company, was previously featured in this series) and … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 10 Comments

Satur-debut – THE ALARM “THE ALARM (EP)”

The Alarm is the second artist from Wales to appear in this series, following John Cale as a member of The Velvet Underground. The four Welsh musicians who made up … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · 16 Comments

Satur-debut – MARILLION “SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR”

Progressive rock found new life in the ’80s via the “neo-prog” movement and Marillion were at the forefront, scoring a UK Top 10 album with their remarkable 1983 debut, Script … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 20 Comments

Satur-debut – ZEBRA “ZEBRA”

From the “They Should Have Been Huge” file comes Zebra, the mighty trio from New Orleans that formed in 1975 as a hard/prog rock cover band and finally released their … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · 26 Comments

Satur-debut – STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE “TEXAS FLOOD”

After the ’60s British blues boom, where white English musicians took that black American music genre into new, amplified directions, and then continued into the following decade, the blues fell … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

Satur-debut – BILLY BRAGG “LIFE’S A RIOT WITH SPY VS SPY”

Billy Bragg’s 1983 debut, Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs Spy, must be one of the shortest albums (debut or otherwise) ever released, so I’ll make this introduction equally brief … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 16 Comments

Satur-debut – BIG COUNTRY “THE CROSSING”

Of all the artists whose careers began during or after my high school years (1980-1984), the Scottish/English quartet Big Country has been my favorite for nearly four decades. As I … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 16 Comments

Satur-debut – ROBERT PLANT “PICTURES AT ELEVEN”

When Led Zeppelin officially disbanded at the end of 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham, fans were left wondering what the future had in store for the three … Continue reading

November 2, 2019 · 25 Comments

Satur-debut – MARSHALL CRENSHAW “MARSHALL CRENSHAW”

Prior to releasing his eponymous debut album in 1982, Detroit native Marshall Crenshaw’s biggest claim to fame was playing John Lennon in the touring musical Beatlemania between 1978 & 1980. … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · 19 Comments

Satur-debut – DONALD FAGEN “THE NIGHTFLY”

Steely Dan was an integral part of the soundtrack of the ’70s for me and millions of music fans, and their split after 1980’s Gaucho…which lasted until their 1993 reunion…marked … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · 25 Comments

Satur-debut – ASIA “ASIA”

“And now you find yourself in ’82. The disco hotspots hold no charm for you.” So sang the late, great John Wetton on Asia’s debut single “Heat Of The Moment” … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 25 Comments

Satur-debut – PHIL COLLINS “FACE VALUE”

Phil Collins has appeared several times here at KamerTunesBlog, including posts about two very different Genesis albums in my Thirty Year Thursday & Forty Year Friday series and the You … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · 30 Comments

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