Tag: 1980’s

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – “Against the Wind”

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – “Against the Wind”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Bob Seger is a great musician, he is definitely one of the greats of the heartland rock genre – and well, the title track of this album is my favorite Seger track, so let’s do this!  The album begins with the song “Horizontal Bop” and you know,... Read More »

The Bobby Lalonde Band – “Forty Shades of Blue”

The Bobby Lalonde Band – “Forty Shades of Blue”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So Bobby Lalonde is the most local anyone can get to me, and by that I mean when I bought two of his records he was literally a 15 minute drive from where I lived. Now, there is one thing about this record, due to edge warp... Read More »

Brandy ‘N’ Port – “Straight Up”

Brandy ‘N’ Port – “Straight Up”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So these guys, Brandy ‘N’ Port are local to me, and I got it for a lot of reasons, one I like celtic music, two, they’re local and three I like their outfits on the back cover.  The album opens with the track “Brandy ‘N’ Port” –... Read More »

Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change a Thing / It’s No Secret”

Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change a Thing / It’s No Secret”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Long before Kylie Minogue hit American charts with such songs as “Can’t Get You Outta My Head”, she recorded this little single at the age of 21, and well… I thought she was like 14 on the cover. Anyway.  The A Side is the track “Wouldn’t Change A... Read More »

Pierre-Elliot Trudeau – “Premier Ministre Du Canada 1968 – 1979”

Pierre-Elliot Trudeau – “Premier Ministre Du Canada 1968 – 1979”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “Moi, je crois qu’on peut être à la fois bon Québécois et bon Canadien, et je me battrai jusqu’au bout contre ceux qui voudraient m’empêcher d’être l’un et l’autre.  Discours à la Radio Télévision  le 24 novembre 1976” Personal Review:  So, in like honor (??) of the great Pierre Trudeau’s son, Justin, becoming... Read More »

FM Stereo 105 CKBY Presents… MCA Greatest Hits

FM Stereo 105 CKBY Presents… MCA Greatest HitsThe Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “THESE SONGS HAVE MADE MCA RECORDS LEADERS IN COUNTRY MUSIC AND CKBY THE NUMBER ONE COUNTRY STATION IN CANADA. WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT IT TO YOU AS PART OF THE TRAVELIN’ ROAD AND AIR SHOW.” Personal Review:  That’s Ottawa on the cover! So, the album opens with John Schneider... Read More »

John Teter – “If I Can Help Somebody”

John Teter – “If I Can Help Somebody”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “This record is dedicated to my wife Carol and daughter Pam for without their support this recording would not be possible.  I want to thank those who prayed for me during my times of sickness and have continually encouraged me in pursuing God’s will in my life. Thank you to... Read More »

The Dream Academy – “The Dream Academy”

The Dream Academy – “The Dream Academy”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, originally when I was given this LP, I was under the impression I had no idea who this band was, or any of their work. Upon listening, I knew that I had heard the first track before.  The album opens with “Life in a Northern Town”... Read More »

Sheena Easton – “For Your Eyes Only / For Your Eyes Only (Instrumental)”

Sheena Easton – “For Your Eyes Only / For Your Eyes Only (Instrumental)”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  To me, this is Sheena Easton’s greatest song ever.  The A-Side is the vocal version, and well, it’s pretty great. The piano playing, her vocals, everything about this song is absolutely fantastic, you would never even believe that this is the theme from a James Bond movie,... Read More »

J.D. Brennan & Gold Fever with the Summer Street Gospel Group – “A Better Way / Driftin’ Away”

J.D. Brennan & Gold Fever with the Summer Street Gospel Group – “A Better Way / Driftin’ Away”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  I think I got this one for the van on the cover, and the fact it says ‘Gospel’ – but it really isn’t gospel.  So, the A-Side opens with “A Better Way” – and it’s a pretty rusty sounding bluesy Gospel track, the vocals are alright, and... Read More »

Kate Bush – “Babooshka / Ran Tan Waltz”

Kate Bush – “Babooshka / Ran Tan Waltz”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Kate Bush’s “Babooshka” is one of the few Kate Bush songs I like. I love it for how artistic it is. Also got to give credit to Kate Bush for being so creative.  Anyways, so the A-Side is “Babooshka” – it opens with a few simple music... Read More »

Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”

Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “THE ZEEBRUGGE FERRY DISASTER MARCH 6, 1987   THIS historic recording took place at PWL Studios, The Borough, London, over three incredible days – March 14, 15 and 16, 1987. All monies received by Ferry Aid will go towards The Sun’s Zeebrugge Disaster fund, Midland Bank, Fleet Street, London.” Personal... Read More »

Paul Hardcastle – “19 / Fly by Night”

Paul Hardcastle – “19 / Fly by Night”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “IN WORLD WAR TWO THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE COMBAT SOLDIER WAS 26. IN VIETNAM HE WAS 19” Personal Review:  So, basically, this song fell into the category of one hit wonders of the 80’s, and basically, the title track “19” is a song with overdubs from a local news... Read More »

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