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Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

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 · 6 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 · 15 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 · 24 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

Satur-debut – HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS “HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS”

Huey Lewis & The News have never been “cool” but they’ve always been awesome, and during their ’80s heyday they were immensely popular, racking up more than a dozen Top … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · 19 Comments

Satur-debut – PRETENDERS “PRETENDERS”

The eponymous 1980 debut by Pretenders was a no-brainer choice to be included in the first post of my Great Out Of The Gate series, since it had such a … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · 21 Comments

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 · 15 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 · 31 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

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