I thought it’d be a good idea to do something about this idea I’ve had for a while. I think the technology has caught up and it might be fun and easy.
I want to explore records from the “Rock Era” (as Casey Kasem used to call it) that were maligned at the time of their release but that you think should be heard again in a different light now. Tell us why, add a link to the record on Spoitfy (if it’s there and you’re using it) and lets listen.
Right now the suggestions are coming from a panel of 21 (presently) that I’ve gathered in a facebook group. I plan to re-post their posts here and enjoy listening to some kick ass records that I haven’t heard in a while. You should too!
Here’s an album that I always thought lived a little to far below the radar here in the US. Released in 1990, it’s DDD (digitally recorded, mixed and mastered), produced by Thomas Dolby, who had previously worked with the band on their second album ‘Steve McQueen’ (released in the US as ‘Two Wheels Good’ after a C&D from McQueen’s estate).
As an exercise in how good something can sound this album is in the upper strata. Tight, crisp, lush, full are just a few of the terms that fit. Plus, if you’re a fan of flowery, sometimes sappy lyrics you’ll love this record. “We Let the Stars Go” can easily raise goose bumps. A true Pop gem.