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Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

Satur-debut – JOE JACKSON “LOOK SHARP!”

Joe Jackson has been one of the most important musical artists in my life for four decades, and it all started with his magnificent 1979 debut album, Look Sharp!. When … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · 11 Comments

Satur-debut – DIRE STRAITS “DIRE STRAITS”

When Dire Straits’ first single, “Sultans Of Swing,” hit the airwaves in the Spring of 1978, it sounded like nothing else on the radio. Mark Knopfler’s unique vocal style, an … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · 29 Comments

Satur-debut – U.K. “U.K.”

U.K. was a short-lived supergroup that formed at the wrong time. Bridging the gap between King Crimson’s groundbreaking early- to mid-’70s work and Asia’s more commercial approach to progressive rock … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · 14 Comments

Satur-debut – DAVID GILMOUR “DAVID GILMOUR”

Longtime Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour has only released four solo albums to date. Other than a brief tour in support of 1984’s About Face, Gilmour has subsequently ignored his … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 15 Comments

Satur-debut – THE POLICE “OUTLANDOS D’AMOUR”

The Police only released five albums during their relatively brief recording career, and every one of them is unique and essential. Each record has hit singles, FM radio staples and … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · 36 Comments

Satur-debut – VAN HALEN “VAN HALEN”

Not many debut albums pack the kind of power, swagger & finesse that Van Halen’s 1978 debut does, and the groundbreaking, game-changing virtuosity of guitarist Eddie Van Halen made an … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · 44 Comments

Satur-debut – THE CARS “THE CARS”

If The Cars had never released another album beyond their 1978 eponymous debut they would likely still be a legendary band thanks to the six radio standards included here, all … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · 29 Comments

Satur-debut – TELEVISION “MARQUEE MOON”

Television was the first artist to get a B-Sides The Point feature at KamerTunesBlog, as their brief 3-album discography didn’t warrant a multi-part series as I had done with previous … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · 8 Comments

Satur-debut – TALKING HEADS “TALKING HEADS: 77”

Talking Heads were not a pivotal band for me during my high school years when they were at the peak of their popularity, but I always enjoyed some of their … Continue reading

July 6, 2019 · 10 Comments

Satur-debut – CHEAP TRICK “CHEAP TRICK”

Cheap Trick didn’t hit the big time until 1979 when the At Budokan concert recording became a multi-platinum success. Of the three studio albums in their discography at the time, … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · 20 Comments

Satur-debut – BOSTON “BOSTON”

In the history of recorded music there aren’t many albums where every song has received significant airplay. From Frank Sinatra to The Beatles to Fleetwood Mac to Michael Jackson and … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 26 Comments

Satur-debut – BAD COMPANY “BAD COMPANY”

Most artists are lucky if they release one top-to-bottom classic throughout their career, yet Bad Company managed that feat on their first album. With four tracks that have become rock … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · 27 Comments

Satur-debut – TOM WAITS “CLOSING TIME”

When I began my 7-part series on Tom Waits’ discography back in 2012, I explained that I wasn’t always a fan and how I once asked a friend, “Does anybody … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 19 Comments

Satur-debut – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, N.J. “

I’ve been a Bruce Springsteen fan for four decades and, although there’s a lot to like on every album he’s released, his earliest records remain the ones I return to … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 34 Comments

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